We seek to unequivocally welcome and celebrate LGBTQIA+ community members and the gifts that they bring to the Body of Christ.
You are welcome and celebrated here. Full stop.
Both our pastor and communications manager belong to the queer community, and we are proud to be a More Light Presbyterian church. MLP is a coalition of open and affirming churches that "[works] toward the full participation of LGBTQIA+ people in the life, ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA) – and in society." Like the More Light Presbyterians, we believe that all people are image-bearers of God and that there is nothing that can separate us from God's love, regardless of what many churches proclaim. The PC(USA) as a denomination agrees with this and has "apologized for the [PC(USA)]'s previous unwelcoming stance on LGBTQ parishioners, [dedicated themselves to] celebrat[ing] LGBTQ church pioneers, and stated the church will welcome, lift up, and fight for the human rights of all people created in the eyes of God."
If you are curious about how someone can be queer and Christian at the same time, or how Christians can affirm diverse sexualities and genders, there are great resources out there. There are many ways of exploring this topic, too.
For people coming from a more evangelical background with a very high view of Scripture, this is a great place to start: Matthew Vines, author of "God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships", shares about misconceptions of the six "clobber passages" that are used to condemn homosexuality and offers a new vision of God's ordaining humankind to love and be loved.
Q Christian Fellowship is not only a place for queer Christians to connect with one another in authentic and affirming ways, but also an excellent source of theological and practical resources. There are resources for LGBTQIA+ people as well as allies who are seeking to support their loved ones. There are even resources for queer Christians who are interested in going to seminary!
The diverse set of theologians behind Queer Theology go beyond apologetics and the six clobber passages, instead focusing on how Scripture itself is "queer" in its own ways - and some of the stories are explicitly so.