Originally Posted by dsdrane
I'm proud to be a member of a church who not only doesn't believe gay people are "lesser", but is willing to make them bishops of the same -- even if it pisses off other members of the larger group to which they belong. It swells me with pride to know the American Anglicans are willing to stick the rest of the Anglican Communion in the eye when it comes to this.
I have the utmost respect for the Episcopal Church, with which I have had some very positive experiences (even considered joining it myself). And the ELCA, UCC, MCC, and now the PCUSA... Slowly, very slowly, Christendom is starting to rectify some of its past wrongs. There's still a lot of work to do, but things will get better.
I recently joined the Unitarian Universalist Association, another denomination that is overal very LGBT friendly, as well as being in the forefront of other human rights issues.
I still feel for the children who are just beginning to realize they are gay, or bi, etc., and have to sit in a church and hear hateful words from their pulpits. Church should be a place of healing. And acceptance. In my own state of Minnesota, the Roman Catholic hierarchy have been shamelessly campaigning against marriage equality. I only hope that these bigots are haunted on their deathbeds by the ghosts of the suicides they helped along.