AnonymousDeleted UserNovember 12, 2020 at 4:02 pm
Sarah, it’s encouraging that this work is being done in denominations that are, according to the official rules, not affirming. At times I struggle with the position of our church – while we are fully inclusive of LGBTQ people, it is also a strong value to be able to be in community with others who do not take a fully inclusive view. I think that this is the right path to take for us, but at the same time, as a bisexual woman myself, I find it hard to “agree to disagree” with folks who think I should not be able to lead in ministry because of my sexuality. Your story encourages me and gives me hope that simply being in community with others who disagree with me may have the power to shift their perspective.