While some religions are less than kind in condemning members of the LGBT community, a group of Christians in the Philippines have reached out to what others label as an immoral group. During the recent annual pride parade organized by one of the country’s communities, the members of the Church of Freedom in Christ Ministries did not only watch gay people march on the streets: They offered apologies, too!
They are straight, and they obviously don’t hate. In fact, members of the Church of Freedom in Christ Ministries stood at the main entrance of the parade as they held signs offering apologies to members of the LGBT community for how other Christians caused them pain in one way or another.
It's never too late to say sorry.
“We’re here to apologize for the ways that we as Christians have harmed the LGBT community,” says the church’s main banner while other members carried placards that were more personal.
“Can we hug you?” goes one placard by a man, to which many of the LGBT attendees responded to positively.
Some Christian groups always rub on the face of LGBT members that they are morally wrong.
The positively unusual demonstration was part of the Church of Freedom in Christ Ministries’ “I’m Sorry” campaign, where members of the church apologize in behalf of other Christians for their attacks on the LGBT community, using Biblical verses to condemn them.
While their act may not sit well with other Christian groups, this does not bother the ministry at all.
“We do not need the recognition of people but the heart-warming response of those who accepted our sincere apologies motivates and encourages us to continue doing this mission of our church,” it said on its Facebook page.
Will other Christian groups eventually do the same?
According to one of pride parade’s attendees, Kohlin Lallabban, the ministry’s act meant a lot to the members of the Filipino LGBT community, especially that being gay or lesbian is still considered going against the teachings of the country’s dominant religion: The Catholic Church
“It was just so empowering to have that kind of support from the very people who shunned us away. It was so genuine and most of us got teary eyed when we saw them,” Lallabban said.
Five Times The Happiness: Quintuplets Graduate From College Together
Naturally, their parents are very proud and happy!
A set of quintuplets from Texas recently graduated together from the same university. As a child’s college graduation always delights his or her parents, surely, the joy of Enna, Maria, Emilio, George and John Diaz’s parents was multiplied five times as they watched their children walk across the stage to receive their respective college diplomas!
The quintuplets were born in July 1996 at an interval of three minutes after the birth of the other. Growing up, all the five of them attended the same elementary, middle and high school. While they had to stay in adjoining rooms during their first two years in college, they eventually moved together into one apartment until they graduated from their respective four-year college majors at the University of North Texas.
Quintuplets Enna, Maria, Emilio, George and John Diaz had been attending school together since they were kids.
Former Lovers Fulfill Promise to Marry Each Other If They’re Still Single at 50
The pair ended up tying the knot – 37 years after they first dated!
They were former lovers who decided to part ways in their youth. Eventually, they found themselves returning to each other's arms after almost 40 years - and then they finally tied the knot!
This touching story is about Ron Palmer and Kimberley Dean who first met as high school students at Minnesota's Saint Agnes School. 37 years ago, he was a senior and she was a freshman. They eventually fell in love and unfortunately, they decided to end their relationship at the school year's end.
Former lovers Kimberley Dean and Ron Palmer made a promise they'll get married if they're still single at 50.
Anonymous Buyer Spends $1M on Toys At Toys ‘R’ Us to Donate to Kids
The generous buyer plans to donate the toys to the needy.
The news of Toys R’ Us stores closing across the United States has been heartbreaking for many. The iconic toy store has been a huge part of everyone’s childhood and it’s definitely sad to see it go.
Well it looks like one mystery shopper is sending a local Toys R’ Us a lot of love before it officially closes its doors. According to reports we’ve gathered, an anonymous buyer spent a massive $1,000,000 on toys at a Raleigh, North Carolina branch.