Over at the Indiana Family Institute's blog, Veritas Rex, Director of Operations and Public Policy Ryan McCann has issued a challenge to me that I'm perfectly willing to accept. Another blogger had a post up about Rev Billy Graham that ended with:
He's also demonstrated the most willingness to minister to those who need God. He reached out to the Clintons during their most difficult times. He's been the least judgmental.
Perhaps his chosen role is more appropriate for Christians? There are those who believe that his approach ultimately does more good for the faith.
I agreed with the sentiment and commented that if IFI followed Dr. Graham's "least judgmental" policy, I'd never have a cross word to say about them. (The Indiana Family Institute is known for right-wing attack ads, political lobbying and anti-gay diatribes.) The comments section lit up and Ryan issued a challenge to me to attend the Love Won Out ex-gay conference as his guest. He'll pay my way in the door and attend with me. But I have to say, you pick an odd first date, Ryan! You really know how to make an impression. I'd have just asked you to the movies... *grins*