Dec 3, 2020
The church can be a great source of comfort and support for many
individuals. It forms part of a culture that we are often born into
and from which we forge a sense of identity. But what happens when
who you are conflicts with who you were taught you are supposed to
be? For many LGBTQ folks, the church can be a source of pain and
rejection. The love that is preached from the pulpits is not
always, it seems, meant for every parishioner.
People like the Reverend Tory Topjian are actively working to create a worship environment where everyone is not only welcome, but encouraged to come as they are. As church attendance is near historic lows, it's crucial to their survival to not only change with the times, but to genuinely connect with and offer spiritual guidance to their communities.