Brian LePort at the Fog City Narrative posted this recently. It is a subject that I have been giving a lot of thought to lately.
I think that it is imperative to remember that Jesus forgives all sin. Swiping a pen from work is as much of a sin as homosexual sex is. In ministering to the homosexual community, it is important to establish genuine relationships. If I come across as damning right away, it will just put them on the defense. What kind of a conversation could we have then? By establishing a caring relationship (demonstrating genuine friendship) with them, a time will come where the spiritual consequences of their actions will come up in conversation. The dialog will be more productive because of the trust already built-in through the relationship.
To paraphrase a popular saying – People don’t care how much you know if they don’t know how much you care.