Successful entrepreneur and corporate executive turned minister, Rev. Dr. Cindi Love relates her own story along with the early success of a powerful campaign that she believes can change America.
Rev. Dr. Love narrates her personal passage from fundamentalist evangelism to founding a successful business (#73 on INC 500's 1990 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies); she tells of her experiences as a corporate executive and her ultimate entry into the ministry and leadership of a worldwide Christian denomination. She also details the inception and implementation of the Would Jesus Discriminate? Campaign and describes how the campaign encourages dialogue between people of all walks of life-from neighbor to neighbor and from secular to faith-based organizations; provides a useful frame for a political discourse in the religious context of America; and confronts the insidious harms of prejudice and discrimination, and insists that non-heterosexual people are no mere "afterthought" of God.
Part marketing study and part spiritual journey, but never professorial or preachy, Would Jesus Discriminate? the 21st Century Question asks readers to consider how the church came to (finally!) repent of offering scriptural support for various forms of oppression (slavery, segregation, the subjugation of women) and then draws a clear parallel between that history and today's focus on the issue of full inclusion for non-heterosexuals.
Rev. Dr. Love points out that Jesus, Christian Scripture's central figure, consistently welcomed individuals considered unclean by society; she argues with thoughtful, passionate conviction that Jesus didn't discriminate and neither should we.
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love is the Executive Director (CEO) of the Metropolitan Community Churches worldwide (www.mccchurch.org) and an ordained minister. For the first half of her professional career, she was a successful entrepreneur, founding #73 on the 1990 INC 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies list. She started several other companies and ultimately sold the last one (The National Support Network) to The TORO Company (NYSE:TTC) in 1996. She served as an executive at TORO until she began the transition to her calling as a minister. During that transition time, she was Executive Dean of Corporate & Continuing Education at Brookhaven College in Dallas and continued to serve as Director of Advocacy for Chronically Disabled Adults at the West Texas Rehabilitation Center in Abilene, TX, a position she has held from 1984 to the present.