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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

It Gets Better: Seattle United Methodist Pastors

Two colleagues in Seattle joined me in making an "It Gets Better" video. I know that there are many theological understandings about sexuality in general and about homosexuality in particular. However, it is my hope that all reasonable people would agree that children, youth, and young adults should not take their own lives because they are bullied, made to feel "wrong" or "bad" about themselves, or because they think that somehow they are misfits ontologically.

I thank Mark and Kathleen for their help - for appearing in this video.

If you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender and are in need of immediate help, please call The Trevor Project at 1.866.488.7386.

If you are looking for queer friendly groups within your denomination, please know that almost all mainline denominations do have one.

American Baptist Church - Rainbow Baptists
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) - Gay, Lesbian and Affirming Disciples Alliance, Inc.
Episcopal Church - Integrity
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America - Reconciling in Christ
Presbyterian Church (USA) - More Light Presbyterians
Roman Catholic Church- Dignity
Unitarian Universalist - Welcoming Congregations
United Church of Christ - Open and Affirming in the UCC
United Methodist Church - Reconciling Ministries Network

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