I wish I could post a transcript from my pastor’s message this morning but the topic was how the church in Acts begins as not only an inclusive one but an integrated one with regards to sexuality and gender identification.
He addressed the LGBTQA+ members of the congregation & explained how they aren’t an “issue” the Church is deciding on but people impacted by those decisions. He assured, regardless of what the Church decides, that this place will always be a place where they are integrated.
@christian_rincon This is beautiful! This is proving to be a really difficult issue for UMC, as it was for Episcopal and ELCA denominations. Especially tough b/c so many UMC congregations are southern and rural.