Welcome to Gay Christian Fellowship

Working together for reconciliation 

between Gay and Faith Communities

one heart at a time.

Gay Christian Fellowship

YOU . . . NEVER . . . HAVE . . . TO . . . WALK . . . ALONE . . . AGAIN.

Because their sexual behavior is different from that of heterosexuals, LGBT persons are considered adversaries of the Faith Communities and  therefore are out of fellowship with them. LGBT Christians are often considered adversaries by the LGBT Community. Since there is no "legal" relationship between the LGBT and Faith Communities, the relationship between  them is based on expressed individual attitudes and overt  actions.  Here is our Mission Statement: "Gay Christian Fellowship strives for a reconciliation between the LGBT and Faith Communities, seeking a culture of forgiveness and "respect " towards each other."

  

The upheaval in communities, churches, and families caused by the on-going adversarial attitudes by members of both groups has been unprecedented. The basic human desire “to belong” has been severely hampered. Individuals have been isolated unmercifully and one may not always be certain where  they are  safe.


That is why Gay Christian Fellowship came into existence! 


Believers In Exile . . .

 Empty pews . . . smaller crowds . . .  yet there are two groups of believers in exile. It was not their choice!  They have been exiled because they are non-conforming Christians. 


There are those old enough to remember when they were welcomed to a place at God’s table. There are also younger believers . . . searchers . . . who see the bitter fight and aren’t sure if being part of a church family is a warm, safe place to belong.

   

A Call To Action . . .

If you area a gay Christian, let's join together and demonstrate how an attitude of forgiveness . . . renouncing anger and extending respect . . . can be a fulfillment of your faith. You are encouraged to  become a minister of reconciliation.

Gay Christian Fellowship -- 2nd and 4th Thursdays

You are welcome any time at Comma Cafe, but they expect us at 6:30. If you are not finished eating by 7:00, just eat and talk at the same time like at home.

7:00:  A first name check in. A stranger only once.

7:15:  Thumbs up | thumbs down week reality check

7:30: Our Daily Prayer: Forgive 

7:32: "What does it mean to be an ambassador for Christ?"

8:00: Comma Club closes for the night.

If you have made peace with God, he left reconciliation to you!

   God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ  gave us the ministry of reconciliation:
2 Corinthians 5:18 (NIV2011) 


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Walking A Path to Reconciliation

Can We Walk Together On A Path Of Reconciliation?

We don't need instruction on how to become angry. It seems to  be part of our birth package. Any deficiency can easily be learned by observing parents, siblings, and most humans in any environment. Watching even the youngest child will help us understand the natural development of anger.


Therefore, we who are adults have the responsibility to teach the way to forgive and reconcile attitudes and behaviors with people with whom we disagree. Possibilities for instruction and examples are always available to us. We invite you to join with us as we explore a Path to Reconciliation. We cannot expect others to always agree with us, but we have the right to expect them to treat us with civility and respect. That is the starting place on the Path to Reconciliation as taught by Christ. 


There Is A Chasm . . .

Most members of the LGBT Communities would agree there is a great abyss between their perception of their freedom to pursue spiritual and religious expression and the freedom that members of the Faith Communities have of their freedom to pursue spiritual and religious fxpression.


The chasm between us is not new to this generation, but the difference is arguably more vocal and more divisive because the homosexual community became more organized and the Faith Communities became more aware of the breadth and depth of the gay community whether Christian or not. The decision by the United States Supreme Court that legalized the marriage of same gender couples caused the two communities to reconsider the gulf between them. 


GCF Made A Commitment . . .

The upheaval within Christian denominations has been unprecedented and is likely to be ongoing for decades. The marriage law has split churches which affected their community life, but the greater pain has been felt within families. It is true is that both groups may never agree, but even more devastating is the tragedy that many from both groups are yet unwilling to be friends who disagree. Gay Christian Fellowship strives for a reconciliation between the LGBT and Faith Communities, seeking a culture of forgiveness and mutual respect.


 The effectiveness of both groups is diminished when negative judgmental attitudes are persistently exercised. Faith Communities will never win the converts into the Kingdom they seek while arbitrarily fighting those they profess to love. Members of the LGBT Communities will remain suspect and unaccepted as being reliable moral equals as long as they criticize and ridicule the intellectual qualifications of members of Faith Communities to make their own moral decisions. 

    

A Call To Action . . .

Gay Christian Fellowship is inviting you to walk with us on a path to reconciliation. Civil attitudes and mutual respect are two of the basic concepts of our Christian faith. They should be established in order to fairly and honestly attempt to persuade individuals to change their opinion on any issue. Coercion, fear, and intimidation have no place in trying to convince someone to change their position on any issue. Each person has the right and responsibility to make his own decision and live with the results.  


Identifying The Differences . . .

The distances in the chasm between the two communities could be segmented in many ways, but we have identified six attitudes and behavior which affect behavior.  If you listen to uncensored comments by some members in either community, you will discover what might be described as persecution. We consider that to be the lowest level of negative judgmental behavior. Three examples of how each of the six levels might be expressed are given. Moving from negative judgmental attitudes to a Culture of Forgiveness and Respect will likely be incremental because we are considering potential changes in behavior and they are unlikely to be modified hastIly. 


Our goal  is to move from 

NEGATIVE JUDGMENTAL ATTITUDES :

         Persecution . . . 

                    I hate you and I hate your ideas.

                    I will fight everything you suggest.

                    You  have no right to an opinion.                      

          Rejection . . .
                  
  Your opinion doesn't matter.

                    You never do anything right.

                    I'll avoid you whenever I can.

          Intolerance . . .

                    Your presence offends me.
                     I ignore whatever you do.

                     You just waste our time.               

 

                                                       when anger is removed

           Tolerance . . .  

                       I'll think about what you said.

                        You do have a right to your opinion,         

                         You always get the benefit of the doubt.

           Acceptance . . .  

                       I'm glad you are here.

                       They are so cooperative.

                       You can count on them.

           Affirmation . . . 

                       Be sure to get their opinion.

                       He knows how to keep a secret!                                                   

                       They are potential leaders.

                                                                                  DISPENSING GRACE - RESPECT.    

A Culture Of Forgiveness And Respect . . .

It will be the result of reconciliation with oneself, others, and God. It begins by renouncing anger. Jesus reconciled the world to himself no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. 

  

A Culture of Forgiveness and Respect renounces anger and is represented by

1. Personal reconciliation . . . living in integrity:  

Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves. (Romans 14:22 NKJV)


2. Reconciliation with others . . . living the Golden Rule.

If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. (Romans 12:18 NKJV)


3. Reconciliation with God. 

If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
 {Matthew 6:14 NKJV)

 

  

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NEWS

Coming Events . . .

February 22, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Gay Christian Fellowship Gathering

           Food, Faith, Fellowship 

Comma Cafe'  312 S. Carson, Carson City

Discussion:  You are an ambassador!


JACOBUS, A Eunuch's Faith

A gay love story with a demonstration  of the power of love.


About the Author, Paul S. Trittin, b. 1946

Southern California native now living in Carson Valley, Nevada 

· Attended Vanguard University 

· U. S. Army, Vietnam Era, Congressional Liaison 

· Global University, one of three founders recruited by Christian denomination 

· National Flemish Art Exhibition, Brussels, first non-Flemish artist to participate

· Life Publishers International, Miami, Director of Operations and Editorial Board member 

· Understanding Russian Banking, contributing author invited to Russia to consult on further moves 

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Gay Christian Fellowship was founded in 2010 by

Rev. Dr. Marvin G. Baker

Rev. Paul S. Trittin

Gay Christian Fellowship, LLC

P.O. Box 1774, Minden, NV 89732

775-392-4203