XXXChurch.com pastor Craig Gross is attending the Atlanta Pride Festival this weekend to apologize for the way religious people have often treated gay individuals.
In hopes of diminishing the disconnect between the homosexual community and the church, Gross is setting up a booth in Piedmont Park with the simple message: “We Are Sorry.”
The annual LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) event is the last stop in Gross’ unconventional “Jesus Loves You” tour. For the past couple of months, he and Jason Harper have been promoting the simple message to gluttons, criminals, porn stars, the poor and even the religious.
The message is spelled out in their recently released book, Jesus Loves You … This I Know. They believe Jesus’ vision and values have been distorted, twisted and hijacked by political dogma, right-winged sectarians and extremist beliefs. And in the process, many have missed the simple yet profound message that Jesus loves them.