I feel an apology is owed to all ‘gay’ people, however I feel that only the churches that are Affirming should make an apology to their congregates and community in general, via the local media, as the non-Affirming church are not sorry and carry on as per the past.
I wish I had known that ‘gayness’ could not be ‘cured’ by psychologists. I believed the mis-informed thinking of the day.
LGBTQ persons, I am sorry for the way the United Church is still treating you. By allowing congregations to not ‘Affirm’ 30 years since the clergy vote is disrespectful and shows a lack of commitment. Which is more important the congregates who are homophobic or the gay people of God? Apparently the Old School people are winning, thus in 2018 only 6% of United Churches are officially Affirming of LGBTQ people.
Signed, Robert “Bob” Green
at an Iridesce workshop at Emmanuel United Church, in Peterborough, Ontario
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