We Are All God’s Children

This story in the Toronto Star this morning is worth a read.  It’s about Brig.-Gen. John Fletcher, the new Chaplain General of the Canadian Forces. General Fletcher is openly gay. This is just one more example of the fact that gay people are in every part of our society – including the military, and including the clergy. This part really struck home for me –

Brig.-Gen. John Fletcher
Brig.-Gen. John Fletcher

Fletcher, who has been with his partner for 16 years, pointed out that 50 years ago there were no public, homosexual role models. Now, the Ottawa-based priest lives in a province where the sitting premier, Kathleen Wynne, is also Canada’s first openly gay premier.

“I see (my situation) as just another example of that same sort of trend that we as Canadians should celebrate and embrace,” he said, adding that we should “continue to look at the barriers that might be elsewhere that are keeping people from pursuing vocations they are qualified, or feeling called to go and do.”

It’s still awesome to me when high-profile people come out and publicly state that they are gay.  It’s awesome because that didn’t happen very much back when I was a kid who wondered what would happen to me if someone found out about me. Thank you General Fletcher for showing the world that gay people are everywhere, and that we are all children and servants of God.

Read the entire story here.

2 Replies to “We Are All God’s Children”

  1. CHILDREN OF GOD?

    Does the term”Children of God” include all mankind, regardless of religious belief? Is universal salvation a factual concept? God loves everyone, however, there are requirements and conditions to be accepted as “Children of God.”

    John 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.

    Only those who believe in Jesus have the right to become children of God.

    Galatians 3:26-27 For you are sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.

    It is through faith in Christ and being baptized into Christ that men become children of God.

    Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.

    Those who have believed in Jesus and have been baptized are “children of God.”

    Acts 4:10-12 let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by this name this man stands here before you in good health. 11 He is the stone which was rejected by you, the builders, but which became the chief corner stone. 12 And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.

    Only those who have been washed by the blood of Jesus Christ are “children of God.”

    ALL OF US ARE NOT GOD’S CHILDREN!

    THERE IS NO UNIVERSAL SALVATION!

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