God and Gays Considered at Lifetree Café

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Aledo, Illinois - God and homosexuality will be explored at Lifetree Café on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m.

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, says, "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 in the Lifetree program 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. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is located at Lifetree Cafe-Aledo, 606 SE 3rd Street, Aledo, Illinois 61231.

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation on life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. For questions about Lifetree may be directed to Karen Hines at 309-236-2911 or More information is available at