Religion, homosexuality is topic

ELYSBURG - God and homosexuality will be explored at Lifetree Cafe from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Elysburg Presbyterian Church, 320 W. Valley Ave.

The program, titled "God and Gays: An Hour of Civil Conversation," features the filmed stories of Jeff Chu, author of "Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America," and Christopher Yuan, author of "Out of a Far Country."

Yuan, now HIV-positive and a professor at Moody Bible Institute, shares his story of finding a Christian faith and wrestling with his sexuality as a gay man.

Chu, after crisscrossing America speaking with a wide range of Christian groups, said, "I'd be lying if I said faith was easy for me now. There are days I believe Jesus loves me, and every single part of me. And there are days when I doubt that."

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss issues relating to homosexuality and faith in a safe, caring environment.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free.

Lifetree Cafe is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. For more information, call 570-672-2873, e-mail elysburgpresby@verizon.net or go to www.lifetreecafe.com.