Which church is best for the LGBTQ+ community?

This is a guest post by Lorna Richey. 

First, here’s the full text of the statement.

“The Presbyterian Church has a long history of welcoming the LGBTQ community.

The Church of Christ in the Americas, founded in 1848, has always stood by and supported people who choose to live in a way that aligns with their faith and their values.”

This statement is a little out of date.

It originally stated that the Presbyterian Church of the USA was the largest mainline denomination in the United States and the second largest denomination in North America.

It has since moved to the smaller denomination status of the United Methodist Church, which is a member of the U.S. Baptist Convention.

It also states that the UMC is not an official denomination of the Presbyterian church, but has been for a long time.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Church) is a worldwide denomination founded in the early 20th century.

Since the church’s inception, the denomination has been a steadfast advocate for equality, justice, peace, and social justice.

The church is also committed to building a church that is a living example of the gospel of Jesus Jesus Christ.

In 2017, the Church began the process of forming a new global mission to include all people in the Church.

In the future, the church is committed to increasing its presence around the world, particularly in countries that have experienced violence against LGBTQ people, and in developing countries.

The UMC and the Presbyterian churches have made a commitment to strengthen our support for the church and its values by increasing our participation in the global community.

We are committed to strengthening and building a global church that upholds the values of love, unity, justice and peace, by working with partners to bring about a church in which all are welcome.

The statement continues:”As the church has grown in numbers and scope, the number of LGBTQ-identified Christians has increased dramatically.

As the church continues to grow, so has the number and diversity of LGBTQ people.

In 2017, there were more than 5.7 million LGBTQ people in our world.

The number is projected to increase to 7.5 million in 2020.

LGBTQ people have been an important part of our communities for centuries, but this growth has been marked by significant challenges and struggles.

For decades, the LDS Church has stood for equality and justice for all, but in recent decades, there has been an increasing focus on the exclusion of LGBTQ individuals and communities.

We continue to work toward building a more inclusive church and for a church where all people are welcome.”

What about the church of Islam? 

The statement is still confusing about what the church actually stands for.

The United States officially recognizes the United Nations as a Muslim-majority country, and the church recognizes that Muslims are also a “Christian” people.

The statement notes that the United Kingdom’s first bishop was a Muslim, but the church says it is a Christian church.

The church of Jehovah’s Witnesses says it has a Christian-based religion, and that it does not consider itself an official church. 

What about Mormons? 

It says the church “does not recognize any official denomination other than the United Church of America” (U.C.A.). 

What does that mean? 

That’s hard to say.

The Mormon church doesn’t have a formal denomination. 

Is the church going to change? 

No, it doesn’t seem like the church will ever be officially recognized by the UCC as a church.

But there’s a growing trend among some evangelical leaders to embrace LGBTQ people who are part of the church.

In fact, in the past year or so, several prominent evangelical leaders have come out as LGBTQ+ allies. 

Where do I get more information? 

Check out the LGBTQ-inclusive statements on the church statement website.