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!
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.
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.
6:30: A first name check in. A stranger only once.
6:45: Thumbs up | thumbs down week reality check
7:00: Our Daily Prayer:
If I have wounded any soul today,
If I have caused one foot to go astray,
If I have walked in my own wilful way,
Dear Lord, Forgive.
Forgive the sins I have confessed to Thee,
Forgive the secret sins I do not see.
Guard me . . . guide me . . . and my keeper be. Amen.
7:00 The Discussion Begins!
Reconciliation with God . . . others . . . and myself.
8:00 Comma Cafe closes so we head out . . . to be a better me.
God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ gave us the ministry of reconciliation:
2 Corinthians 5:18 (NIV2011)
Good day Ambassador to Your World:
May you have great success today as you are
privileged to represent the King of Kings.
You are under orders uniquely chosen for you.
Be blessed as you are a blessing.
Give customers a reason to do business with you.