Freelance writer Eve Tushnet is an amazing person. The daughter of a liberal Harvard law professor and a former civil rights activist, Tushnet “came out” as a lesbian as a young teenager.
She went off to Yale University, where she attended a meeting of a conservative student group, intending to laugh and ridicule. Instead, their thinking impressed her, and the degree to which they lived out what they believed, even when it required sacrifice, left a deep impact.
Many of those in the group were Christians, and within a year Tushnet was baptized and welcomed into the church. Her sexuality has not changed, but she has embraced celibacy, and works to convince gay and lesbian people to take seriously the moral teaching of the church.
Life is far from easy for people like Eve Tushnet. It’s my prayer that God, who is rich in mercy and grace, will richly bless her, and all who live with same-sex attraction, aware that the Bible does not condone homosexual practice.
Broadcast on 2CH Sydney, 8 August 2010.
Theologian, researcher, teacher, writer, foodie, husband, dad. Works at Moore Theological College.