Category Archives: The Church

St Mary Redcliffe Church, Bristol, UK

UFMCC Moderator Meets with Archbishop Desmond Tutu

A meeting of historic significance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities took place on Dec. 12 as two internationally recognized human rights activists met in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Rev. Troy D. Perry, moderator of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC),

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From a Chapter on the ELCA Today: Transdenomination to Transgender

New Light Shed on Reformation Historical Markers – Contemporary Focus on Unity In Philadelphia, August 1997, the Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) approved a “Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification” which results from years of Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialog aimed

First Presbyterian Church

Presbyterians in Transition: From Amendment B to Amendment B-Plus

The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) has adopted a new proposed amendment (B Plus) that will significantly weaken the restrictive ban (Amendment B) on gays and lesbians in the church’s ordained leadership. Amendment B requires church officers (elders, deacons, clergy) to “live in

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Living Faith in Launceston, Australia

Pilgrim Uniting Church is part of the Uniting Church in Australia, (UCA) an amalgamation of the Methodist, Congregational and most Presbyterian Churches. This year we celebrate our twentieth birthday. Importantly, at the National Assembly to be held in Perth, Western Australia in July this year,

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Mosbacher’s Response: All God’s Children

Dr. Dee Mosbacher thinks African-American churches should know the truth about gay and lesbian people, and she is providing it in a new documentary called All God’s Children. The film was created to counteract the effects of a video called Gay Rights, Special Rights produced by

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The Future of the Church

From the Ontario Centre for Religious Freedom Many gays and lesbians remain partially or completely in the “closet”. They often find the Church as the last place that they would want to “come out”, because of the fear of rejection and homophobia. This is unfortunate,