Cathy, another thought. Martin Luther did not want to start his own church, when he first nailed his complaints to the church doors. But ultimately, a schism was more honest than making a complaint, and seeing church leaders not do anything about it. Thus the Protestant Reformation.
Rowan Williams, the archbishop of Canterbury, felt he had to chose between Anglican Communion unity, and standing up for honest gay and lesbian Christians, and now he has neither.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America decided to stand up for G & L members, and lost several member churches.
I support you in working within the church, to change it, but you will certainly need friends to support you. People who you can talk to when the church you are trying to change leaves you bummed out, and needing a hug.
Have you tried Facebook? There are a number of support groups on Facebook, including 3 listed as Gay Episcopalian
Coming here to keep us up on what is happening in your life. People often do that, when they need someone to chat with, online.
Peace and Love, BruceChris
"Christianity is not about what you believe, it is about how you treat other people; - with God's love"
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