So are thinking and learning, fellowship, stewardship and courage.
A Ministry Moment about Westminster’s LGBTQ+ work:
“Our family is pretty queer! That is to say, we have 3 young people in our immediate and extended family that identify as LGBTQI. Talk of global injustice has pretty much always been part of our conversations at home, and we’v tried to live “to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with God,” at least most of the time.
The continued targeting of LGBTQI persons in our country causes me great concern. Shootings, attacks and even political wrangling over where a person can go to the bathroom fill the daily lives of queer people. Marriage equality is wonderful, yes, but serious issues still remain for further equality. Health care for spouses and housing discrimination are just two.
Our presence at Cville PRIDE celebrates an openness and support for our gay friends. It shows our community that as a place of faith, we can support marginalized persons. It helps us to get to know our brothers and sisters and is just plain fun!
This church has provided our family with a church home for over 15 years. Love and comfort both come from here. And acceptance. My hope is that all people can know this kind of comfort.”
–Laura Young, chair of the Peace, Justice and Inclusion Committee at Westminster