Former NC pastor’s blog ‘If I have gay children’ goes viral

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CHARLOTTE, NC. — A blog written by a former Charlotte pastor entitled “If I Have Gay Children” has gone viral after he wrote about the steps he would take if his children turned out to be homosexual, according to WBTV.

In the blog, Pastor John Pavlovitz writes that “sometimes I wonder if I’ll have gay children” and says he thinks about it often.

Pavlovitz  says there are simple steps he will take if his children are homosexual — he’ll love them, accept them and pray for them.

“I won’t pray that God will heal or change or fix them. I will pray for God to protect them; from the ignorance and hatred and violence that the world will throw at them, simply because of who they are,” he wrote in his blog.

“I’ll pray the He shields them from those who will despise them and wish them harm; who will curse them to Hell and put them through Hell, without ever knowing them at all,” Pavlovitz continued. “I’ll pray that they enjoy life; that they laugh, and dream, and feel, and forgive, and that they love God and humanity.”

Since the blog was posted, Pavlovitz told WBTV that he’s spent several hours a day pastoring to people who have reached out to him saying they were touched by his blog.

Pavlovitz spent eight years as a pastor at Good Shepherd Church UMC in Charlotte. He is now working with a community house church in Wake Forest, North Raleigh Community Church.

Read More: WBTV

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