Jesus Loves You (Even If You’re Gay)
The Texas Baptist Convention expelled Austin’s University Baptist Church, for the sin of ordaining a gay deacon. Five decades earlier, the same church had been expelled for having African-American members. That’s what happens when you take the words of Jesus seriously.
Jesus loves you, even if you’re gay.
You’re s’posed to love your neighbor, any old way.
If you’re a Homo sapiens, you’ll be okay,
‘Cause Jesus, he loves you, even if you’re gay.
In the heart of Texas is a house of the Lord,
Where freedom of worship is more than a word.
They don’t go asking, “Who do you love?”
If you love Jesus, it’s more than enough.
Now some good Baptists want them expelled.
They say gays and lesbians are going to Hell.
So the holy fathers are taking a stand:
They say, you can’t be a Christian and love your fellow man.
It’s the same old story, but I still think it’s odd,
When people are bigots and blame it on God.
It once was black folks who met the same fate.
I say, Jesus loves you, whether you’re gay or you’re straight.
Let me hear it now,
Words and music © 1998 by Steve Brooks and Frog Records