This summer the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will gather for its biennial General Assembly in Orlando. One of the items to be considered is a resolution proclaiming the denomination Open and Affirming to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons.
A resolution is for the most part a sense of the Assembly and carries no legislative power. That said it does carry some importance in making some kind of a statement at a specific time and place. I know some of the people who came up with the resolution and after much revision it looks good. It resolves that “the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) declares itself to be a people of grace and welcome to all God’s children–inclusive of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, ethnicity, marital status, or physical ability.”
Good words. We want to strive to be welcoming to LGBT persons who have been told in the past that they aren’t welcome at church.
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