A Sea Change in Gay Civil Rights in Christian Community!

Via on Aug 23, 2009

“I’m sick to my stomach,” said the Rev. Rich Mahan from Charleston, W.Va.

As reported in today’s NY Times, the American Lutheran Church is deciding—right now—whether it will allow openly gay pastors. Signs point toward “yes.” This despite, or because of, last year’s decision by the Episcopal Church to do the same, which resulted not only in more inclusion and evolution but in the loss of, get this, 100,000 members and the formation of a new, more conservative Episcopalian Church.

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Here’s the article, worth a read.

I’ve been wanting to check out a Norman Rockwell-old timey beautiful old uplifted church for a long time here in Boulder, Colorado, and want to do at one that is sure that God is about love, and mercy, and inclusion, and not outdated rigid judgement. Where should I go?

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6 Responses to “A Sea Change in Gay Civil Rights in Christian Community!”

  1. Roger Wolsey Roger Wolsey says:

    RE: I’ve been wanting to check out a Norman Rockwell-old timey beautiful old uplifted church for a long time here in Boulder, Colorado, and want to do at one that is sure that God is about love, and mercy, and inclusion, and not outdated rigid judgement. Where should I go?
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    Some good options include, 1st United Methodist Church on Spruce St; 1st UCC on Pine St; 1st Baptist Church on Pine St. (American Baptist Convention, the liberal ones), Bethel UMC (VERY old timey, lots of love), Community UCC on Table Mesa, Mountain View UMC on Ponca Pl. off of Baseline, and Niwot UMC on Lookout Rd (VERY old timey, lots of love).

    submitted by Rev. Roger Wolsey, http://www.wesleyf.org

  2. Roger Wolsey Roger Wolsey says:

    Oh! And 1st Mennonite Church on South Boulder Rd. just east of Broadway is another worthy one to visit! : )

  3. Roger Wolsey Roger Wolsey says:

    Rev. Peter Terpenning of Community UCC is soft spoken, down to earth, highly intelligent, and spiritually deep. One of my favs. Rev. Keith Thompson of 1st UMC is all of the above – and has a prophetic social justice focus. Peter is more about the inner life, Keith is more about the outer. I like both of 'em. : )

  4. Joana Smith Joana Smith says:

    When we lived in Boulder we went to St. John's Episcopal on Pine. Nathan taught Sunday School. They are an "AIDS aware" faith community. If you go you have to meet father Rol, and tell him hello from nathan and joana smith!

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