Many attendees said they saw the group advertised in fliers at the senior center, newspapers, on Facebook and word-of-mouth. Through Integrity's evangelism, thousands of LGBT people, estranged from the Episcopal Church and other denominations, have returned to parish life. Andrea CastroLang, pastor of Westminster, said the process was unnerving. Employment opportunities at the church will be offered to all who are called or hired, without regard to their sexual orientation. We are a caring, open-minded spiritual community that encourages you to seek your own spiritual path.
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I do appreciate that the article does highlight this is a local decision each time and the importance of the study and discussion that takes place. He loves all of his children, regardless of when or where they were born. Our congregation is committed to promoting acceptance, inclusion, understanding, and equity for LGBTQ people of all colors, races, and ethnicities, both within our church and in society at large as a matter of justice. The current attempts to criminalize LBGT persons and their supporters are the latest in a series, each stage of which has been condemned by this Church, as well as many other religious communities and nations. Along the way, The Episcopal Church has garnered a lot of attention, but with the help of organizations such as Integrity USA, the church has continued its work toward full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT Episcopalians. Our advocacy for oppressed minorities has been vocal and sustained.
Crowe said the church's LGBT members have learned the hard way that some churches aren't as welcoming as they seem. Senior citizens identifying as LGBTQ now have a new group to make friends and discuss community issues. So now we've got a better chance of being an open and affirming city. Ariel Aaronson-Eves February 17 9: January Presiding Bishop Curry, elected to replace Presiding Bishop Schori, has declared that The Episcopal Church will not cease its support for gay marriage despite its three-year suspension by the Anglican Communion. Double check your email and try again, or email webteam spokesman. Prayer Requests Westminster is known as a praying church.