How do I heal without my Christian church brothers and sisters?
You said I would never be alone.
You welcomed me into your church then you found out I belonged to the LGBTQ community—you put a label on me—then you became divided… you still welcome me but I know who you are, those who no longer accept me. I see it in your face with no smile. God bless you anyway.
~ Anonymous, Emmanuel United Church, Peterborough, Ontario
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