Story: Susan Halvor
from Lutherans Concerned /
Added 6 years ago
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Susan talks about her time as a closeted pastor in Anchorage, and the frustration of not having an answer for her local LGBT friends who ask, "Do you know a church where I would be welcomed?"
Story: Michelle Kisinger
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Michelle talks about how the pain of exclusion, which we all experience at some point as children, doesn't feel any better in adulthood.
Story: Phillip Moeller
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Phillip talks about building a meaningful relationship with another man on a foundation of faith.
Story: Carol Dunn
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Carol talks about her gay son's call to serve in the church, and the pain (for both of them) of his being rejected because of who he is.
Story: Rachel Nelson
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Rachel talks about feeling called to ministry from an early age, and the fear that many called youth experience: that as a gay person the church will not be a stable place of support and welcome for her.
Story: Rev. Anita Hill (bonus story)
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Anita talks about her experiences visiting churches and showing that LGBT folks are, indeed, "so human."
Story: Tim Fisher
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Tim talks about the experience and rewards of working as a straight ally.
Story: Javen Swanson
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Javen talks about bringing his partner home for Christmas, and the gift of acceptance they received from his family.
Story: Jan Bailey
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Jan talks about her partner Emily's call to ministry, and the responsibility of all to change policy to stop blocking LGBT people from serving in the church.
Story: Shirley Gangstand
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Shirley talks about the church's need for courage and faith to take the steps necessarily to boldly resolve the issue of LGBT people's rightful place in the church.
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