GAYS AND CHRISTIANS: A COMMON BOND
Greg Laurie is calling to me, and he wants me bad.
I'm in Anaheim Stadium, site of the annual evangelical-Christian proselytizing fest known as the Harvest Crusade — you've seen the bumper stickers — and Laurie, the pastor who runs the show, is trying to persuade everyone in the crowd of 25,000 who hasn't accepted Jesus Christ as his or her savior to walk onto the outfield grass, gather in front of the makeshift altar he's preaching from, recite the Sinner's Prayer, and get saved.
I pass up the offer, unable to stomach Laurie's brand of Christianity-as-infomercial. "Act now!" he barks, pushing his concept of eternal life. "What a waste it would be if you let this opportunity slip by!"
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