Supplanting: Will the Church Continue to Grab the Heel of the Culture? — [D]mergent

Supplanting: Will the Church Continue to Grab the Heel of the Culture? — [D]mergent

From the vantage point of those whose full inclusion is on the line, the calculation looks like this: Mainline leaders—who for the most part agree that sexual identity and gender orientation shouldn’t be an obstacle either to civil rights or to full participation in the life and ministry of the church—fear the inevitable fallout from being too far out front on this issue; but they also fear driving away LGBTIQ people and their allies if it appears the church is too far behind on it either. So, it looks for all the world like a decision to embrace welcome and hospitality can come only after it appears the culture has made it safe for the church to be faithful.  

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