Wow I just started crying on my drive home because I realized that my current church pastors know that I’m gay (and even attended one of the gay-straight partnership meetings that the church holds), and they are perfectly comfortable with me being around children unsupervised.
Like, that is huge. One of the reasons I never outed myself at my old church is because there is no doubt in my mind that they wouldn’t let me work with children any more. And there are so many stories of things like that happening to lgbt Christians.
But they don’t see anything wrong with me, and they don’t think I’m corrupting the children or doing God knows what else, and like. It just hit me all at once and now I’m super emotional with tears streaming down my face in rush hour traffic.