Gay or Christian?  You Can Be Both

Gay or Christian? You Can Be Both

This past summer, attendees of Louisville Pride received pamphlets that asked the question, “Gay or Christian?”  Inside revealed six heartwarming answers that stressed how Christians can be a part of the LGBTQ community.  It even cites bible verses with explanations.

The pamphlet is not new.  Louisville’s Open Door Community Fellowship Church created the pamphlet at least twelve years ago. They wanted to reach the LGBTQ community by telling them that being gay and Christian aren’t mutually exclusive.
“I really think it came about because so many of us have been in that place of not knowing that we can be gay and be Christian,” Open Door’s pastor Sherry Roby told Revelist. “That’s one of our main messages, especially to the LGBTQ community, that yes you can be — this is who God created you to be, you were created in the image of God.”

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New on “The List:” Unity Church of Jacksonville, Florida

A local Jacksonville, Florida reviewer gave a great review for his local church community:

“I continue to be loved and supported by my Church! I’ve found this Church to be open and welcoming of all individuals regardless of race, color, gender,age, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical disability or sexual orientation. Unity teaches that all people are created with sacred worth and that no one exists outside the heart of God.”

Check out their full review and details on the Faith section of our Jacksonville page.

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Snubbed at Her Own Funeral

This is not the first we’ve heard of this.

When we read about instances like the Colorado church that snubbed a lesbian woman in the midst of her own funeral and we KNOW this website is a much needed thing.  This is the very attitude we’re trying to shine light on and stand up against.  Our vision is to direct people in the LGBT community to places where they are welcomed.  And in doing that, our hope is to hold the others who are less than friendly, especially those who are downright hateful, to some kind of public accountability.  No one should be refused a proper funeral.  No family should have to endure intolerance ever, much less amid heartbreaking loss.  Help us make these scenarios a dark part of the past.  Review friendly or unfriendly places of worship.  Review good funeral homes and bad ones.  We are all Hayden’s List.

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Christmas Love

Christmas Love

Happy Christmas Eve, Everybody!

As you guys know by now, we love to love here at Hayden’s List.  And because love is the reason for the season, we want to know where you guys celebrate your love.

Is there a particular service you attend or would recommend?

Do you go to a welcoming church, synagogue or temple?

Where do you gather in the name of love?

Tell us because we’d really like to join you.

Wherever you worship, however you celebrate love, we wish you warmth and joy this season.

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