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- Leaders of an Open and Affirming church would have a firm commitment to treating all members and families as equally worthy of celebration, and to publicly proclaiming the church as a place where LGBT people will not be thought of as inferior or as less beloved and affirmed by God.
- I have a gay friend who was told that he was no longer allowed to a lead a small group Bible study, participate in the choir, or interpret the sermon in ASL at his church after he spoke openly about being gay after being asked a question about it at a Bible study. Instead, Gay Christians seem to highlight self-expression over self-denial, generic love over Christ-like love, and the need for a spouse over the need for Christ.
- Through the tradition's use of marriage as an analogy of God's covenant with humanity, marriage is prior to all other covenants but one—our primal covenant of baptism.
- Not alone. Protestants should know this well enough from our own history!
- We are the sole moderators of the combox. These are words I want to explore as we attempt to understand the morality of same-sex relationships among members of our church.
There can be no question, however, that the Jewish and Christian traditions set heterosexual marriage apart from all other covenants. We feel affirmed when other Christians are friendly and hospitable to us and also allow us the opportunity to extend them friendship and hospitality.
We feel affirmed when our priest and other Christians welcome us to full participation within the life of the parish. Why so? The general tenor of any kind of politics in the United States does not allow much middle ground in which to have civil and compassionate conversation.
Affirming authors seem to highlight the literary and historical aspects of Scripture while ignoring the divine aspect of it.