This story is heartbreaking.
Jesus never turned away anyone who wanted to come to him… tax collectors, prostitutes, MURDERERS… but the church community doesn’t want to accept a perfectly loving, devoted Christian family.
And we wonder why our numbers are dwindling.
Candice, you and your family (and anyone else reading this, for that matter), are welcome at my church any time you’re in upstate New York.
by Candice Czubernat
I hold the church personally responsible for any LGBTQ person who walks away from God and Christianity. Every week, I get emails from individuals all across the country who are full of desire to be a part of a church. They want to go on the church-wide mission trip, join the choir, serve in the youth group and attend a small group. These are people who long to serve God, connect with other Christians and be a part of a wider community.
Sounds pretty good, right?
Here’s the heartbreaking part: they write me because the church won’t let them do those things and they don’t know what to do.
Their church has found out they are LGBTQ and because of this are no longer welcome to join in these church activities they long to be a part of. The worst are the emails I get are from young…
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