Saturday, February 2, 2008
As ministers of various churches and
denominations we recognise that the churches we belong to, and the
church in general, have not been places of welcome for gay, lesbian,
bisexual and transgender (GLBT) people. Indeed the church has often been
profoundly unloving toward the GLBT community. For these things we
apologise, whatever the distinctive of our Christian position on human
sexuality – to which we remain committed. We are deeply sorry and ask
for the forgiveness of the GLBT community. We long that the church would
be a place of welcome for all people and commit ourselves to pursuing
We ARE a group of Christian ministers who voluntarily and individually bring this apology.
We ARE NOT official representatives of our churches or denominations.
We ARE NOT making a statement on the biblical position on gay and lesbian relationships.
We ARE recognising the lack of hospitality, care and welcome that the churches have offered the gay and lesbian community.
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