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Room at the Table: When Separation Is the Faithful Option
Rev. Emily C. Heath
Clergy, United Church of Christ
I love the hope expressed in the Gospel phrase "that they may all be one". It was Christ's hope for the church, and it's the motto of my own denomination, the United Church of Christ.
Not just LGBT Issues: Why Hundreds of Congregations Made Final Break With Mainline Denominations
Writer, Association of Religion Data Archives
In 2005, two congregations left the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). In 2006, three churches departed. But the floodgates have lifted since then as decades-old tensions between liberals and conservatives have reached breaking points.
When the Unthinkable Becomes Commonplace: Charting the Future of Ministerial Ordination
Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D.
Author, 'Unfinished Lives: Reviving the Memories of LGBTQ Hate...
Though closeted gay men have been ordained for generations, and more recently closeted lesbians as women's ordination came online, stigma often haunted any clergy person suspected of being a member of the sexual minority. Not long ago, authorizing boards were battlegrounds.
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