Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Congregations Stronger with LGBTQ Christians

The Presbyterian Mission Agency reported that congregations are becoming stronger due to LGBTQ Christian congregants.

"Being Christian and being queer are parts of my being—to keep one part of myself out of the church is to limit who I am when I serve God, and I don’t want to live that way. Rachel Jacobson, a young adult at Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh who identifies as bi and queer, believes that her orientation has deepened her faith journey."
"'One thing I strongly do not identify as is 'a Christian who just happens to be bisexual'—not just because it’s minimizing but also because my faith has been radically transformed by being queer, and for the better,' Jacobson says. 'I don’t want my differences downplayed for ‘we are all one in Christ.’ My queerness is not incidental.'" 

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