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First UMC Dallas to Bless All Marriages Dec. 29
Crossroads is reaching out to the LGBT community in the Metroplex
In November , a prominent Dallas-area Baptist church cast a vote to extend full membership to homosexually active people, including leadership ordination and marriage officiation. Some church members have left, while others have joined. But Mason insists Wilshire continues to be a fruitful and orthodox church, depending on how you define fruitful and orthodox. My first question was: how did a Texas Baptist church start out examining the same-sex dilemma facing the Church and then move to full affirmation of homosexually active behavior? Upon completion of the study and before any proposal was made, the group presented their findings during a two-hour long seminar. You can watch the entire seminar on YouTube here.
LGBT culture in Dallas–Fort Worth
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In the past few years, Christians, including members of North Texas churches, have fought about an issue that cuts so deeply into their beliefs about God, morality and society that congregations and denominations are splintering. The most divisive element in American church life has always been racism, from the days of slavery and segregation to Sunday morning worship attendance patterns today. But now, American churches are facing another issue that could prove as divisive as race: homosexuality.