I had a gay friend since high school, a long time ago, and we recently touched base through Facebook. She has been a lesbian now for years and is in a relationship with her "partner" now for 19 years. OK.
I recently have be-friended her on Facebook, but when she found out I was a Catholic, she has shunned me totally and blocked me on FB. I told her about our wonderful Church and invited her and her friend to come some Sunday, as our church is most welcoming and non-judgmental. I also told her about a gay and lesbian support group they have weekly that meets at our parish, and when I told her this, and invited her to our church, she said NEVER contact her again.
I am deeply hurt. I have not done anything except to reach out to her. I informed her that our church is very forward, which it is, and that our Pastor even gave his blessing for this gay and lesbian group to even meet. Which, BTW, I think is very cool.
Please, can someone share some insight? She is calling me judgmental and critical, when this is NOT my intent. At all. I am deeply hurt, but I do realize standing up for our faith, or even mentioning something as little as where we attend Mass, is threatening for some. Still, it hurts. I have nothing but kindness in my heart for this friend, but to be shunned, hurts. Gosh. How can some be so unkind?