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gaywrites:

Meet the faces of the “I’m Sorry” campaign, a group of Christians who go to Chicago’s pride celebrations every year to apologize for their past hateful actions against LGBT people. The group started in 2010 and has since moved to other cities across the world. This is what love looks like. (via the Advocate

i love this so much.
THIS is what true Christianity is - reaching out in the image of God’s love and compassionate mercy to the groups that have been hurt and wronged, to minorities, to those who are isolated or fearful, to everyone. Acting in LOVE and not hate. This is beautiful. 

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Anonymous said: What denomination are you affiliated with??

I’m a proud Episcopalian organist and choirmaster, currently discerning ordination. I’ve worked as a musician for so many different kinds of churches, but I immediately felt most welcome and celebrated when I walked through the red doors (a tradition in our church). Ours is a church that values questioning as much as certainty and celebrates rather than merely tolerating those who are different. We are both Catholic and Protestant. We are Eucharistic, centering ourselves not around the pulpit, but around the holy and sacred meal — the Body and Blood of Christ. We’re not perfect, but our unique way of approaching faith helps us achieve unity even though we are so diverse. Whoever you are and wherever you are along life’s journey, The Episcopal Church welcomes you. (—Enrique)

www.EpiscopalChurch.org

Also check out our full communion partners, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Moravian Church Northern Province

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Good evening folks!

Things have been a little quiet because I have been going through some changes and milestones. First, my mom passed away 2 years ago this week. I still cope with the reality of not having her around.

Also, I have been appointed Organist at another Episcopal Church in the area. This helps fill the budget for my aspirations of farming and homesteading, though there is a long way to go.

As always, you can send your questions to be answered. I’ll try to get things back to normal soon.

Peace,
Enrique

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closetedgaychristian:

This sums up the anti-gay movement perfectly.

Yet these people slander whatever they do not understand, and the very things they do understand by instinct—as irrational animals do—will destroy them.” Jude 1:10

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hugshim-nomore:

gaychristian:

This is the latest Gallup poll showing that LGBT people are less likely to be religious because of intolerance or unacceptance.

Feel free to share your thoughts.

I think about this a lot. My old church practically kicked me out. When everyone who is supposed to be godly and Christ-like sends a message of hate, it’s easy to give up on your faith. I wish there was more of a gay Christian community around me :/

Whoever claims to love God and hates their neighbor is a liar. How can you love God whom you’ve never seen and hate your neighbor who you see often?

Why abandon your faith because of people who do the opposite of what Jesus taught us? Our faith is in God.

If there’s no affirming community where you live, create one. It can be as simple as a weekly Bible study at a coffee shop. Start it and it will grow.

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I’m cannot say you’re incorrect. Even in the ELCA and Episcopal Church, there’s still much disagreement. Denominations like Methodism and Roman Catholicism don’t even come close to being welcoming.
But anti-LGBT people don’t own the Church. Why are we so willing to let them have it? We’ll fight for our freedom to marry or to adopt, our people fought even when it meant risking our lives. But when it comes to fighting for our souls, we just give in and let the Mark Driscolls and Bill Donahues have the Church.
Jesus was not sanctioned by the religious establishment of His time, but that did not stop him. He was the stone that the builders refused and now He is the chief cornerstone. And like Him. I believe LGBT people have a special purpose. —EM

I’m cannot say you’re incorrect. Even in the ELCA and Episcopal Church, there’s still much disagreement. Denominations like Methodism and Roman Catholicism don’t even come close to being welcoming.

But anti-LGBT people don’t own the Church. Why are we so willing to let them have it? We’ll fight for our freedom to marry or to adopt, our people fought even when it meant risking our lives. But when it comes to fighting for our souls, we just give in and let the Mark Driscolls and Bill Donahues have the Church.

Jesus was not sanctioned by the religious establishment of His time, but that did not stop him. He was the stone that the builders refused and now He is the chief cornerstone. And like Him. I believe LGBT people have a special purpose. —EM

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This is the latest Gallup poll showing that LGBT people are less likely to be religious because of intolerance or unacceptance.

Feel free to share your thoughts.

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This gay ELCA pastor drives a food truck, giving free meals and offering prayer.

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Anonymous said: Hey there! I just wanted to say I really like what y'all have done to the page. My name is Andrew and I helped get this page going with my friend Ian and it was my life for a long time. I am happy to see that other passionate individuals are running it now. Cheers

Thanks so much. We have to keep spreading the word: God’s love is all-inclusive. We are loved just as we are.

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Anonymous said: I'm not really sure if you are or planning to get married but I wanted to know if you are going to (or didn't) wait until marriage to have sex?? I'm just sort of wanted to know from a lgbtq perspective. Thanks a lot!

I’m common law married. I’m comfortable saying that my first and only sexual partner is the man who is now my husband. Once things became more serious, we felt ok taking that next step. That was before any permanent commitment was made but after establishing a bond.

Do I believe you have to wait until marriage to have sex? No. But I do believe your partner should be someone you trust and someone toward whom there is mutual respect. Because the real thing to be worried about is being vulnerable to someone who doesn’t respect the sacredness of your body. Therefore, I tend to discourage ‘casual sex’ but I’m nobody’s judge either.

Protect your heart. Only allow someone who is worthy to share in that experience. And of course, ALWAYS practice safe, consensual intimacy.

PS Unless you’re a bottle of olive oil, your virginity or lack thereof says nothing about your character.

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