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Condemnation.

We affirm that God’s grace is available to all. We will seek to live together in Christian community, welcoming, forgiving, and loving one another, as Christ has loved and accepted us.We implore families and churches not to reject or condemn lesbian and gay members and friends. We commit ourselves to be in ministry for and with all persons.

I think it is a misrepresentation to say that the BOD contains a strong condemnation of homosexuality. In the case that is described on page 2 as support, it should be noted that the youth minister did not live up to the social principles outlined in the BOD (see above). The BOD does not affirm the practice, but also specifically implores us not to condemn. To the extent that this young man's suicide 5 years later was caused by this event, the youth minister and local church should consider their actions and think about the wisdom that they ignored from the BOD.

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   "A preoccupation with the faithfulness of others is too easily used as a means of evading the demands of the Gospel on our own lives."

    – The Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt, "Jesus Never Said, 'Go Make Others Do Things.'

    "Christ told us specifically where He would be found and where we were to worship Him as Christians until He came in glory: Christ is in the people who need our help. Christ is in hungry and thirsty people; in people without adequate clothing and shelter; in people who are strangers in a strange land and people who are imprisoned. Any so-called Christianity that ignores or, God forbid, abuses such people is pernicious heresy from the pit of hell. You spit on the Body of Christ in the Chalice when you abuse Him in the body of your neighbor."

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