Conservative churches are experiencing a crisis of conscience, and LGBT people are caught in the crossfire. Compassion is replaced by culture wars. Biblical literacy is replaced by biblical literalism. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We can reclaim the gospel of good news for everyone, not just for the right type of people. It’s time to look again at the Bible, not as a prop for the status-quo, but as hope for the hurting and justice for the vulnerable. It’s time to understand the lives of LGBT people like myself through the compassionate eyes of Jesus.