GLAD Alliance News: November 2016
Open & Affirming Church Still Needed!
“Kicking me to the curb is not the best way to love me.”
Jason Thomas was removed from membership of his church in Dallas because he is gay and believes that being gay doesn’t mean he isn’t a Christian. No, the church wasn’t a Disciples church, and we are glad to note that Jason has found a new church home; but we do share his story as a reminder of how important it is for our churches to be Open & Affirming – and to emphasize the Open part, that our churches be well known in our communities so that faithful people like Jason know that there are churches that welcome them fully.
And we rejoice that the story ends with Jason able to say “I now have internal peace and happiness unlike ever before.”