I think it is important to remember that there are people in many congregations for whom becoming a church that welcomes people with various sexual identities (and other forms of diversity) has not been a traumatic experience. They don’t have painful experiences nor are they angry. The United Church needs to learn to be a church on the margins. We are no longer the “default” church for Canadians, nor do we have the influence we used to have when we were the dominant culture.
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