“There are millions of churches around the world. They represent a wide spectrum of beliefs, which are translated into actively enforced policies. At the level of the local church, policies are often communicated unclearly, if they disclosed at all. In many churches, especially evangelical ones, clarity is elusive. “
“In the first phase of Church Clarity, our focus is on policies that directly impact LGBTQ+ people.“
While ostensibly nothing more than an attempt to inform people of a given churches position on LGBTQ people, it is really a means to further divide the culture and the church into binary categories of “affirming” or “non affirming”, as if those are the only choices there are.
The organization claims to be neutral, but watch the heat on the “non affirming” churches after they gather their information.
My answer to the good folks at Church Clarity is to tell them to go straight to hell.
They don’t have a category that says “we affirm two thousand years of the moral theology of the church, but offer the Gospel and pastoral care to all”, so I had to provide my own response.
I encourage my fellow ministers to do likewise.
I’m not playing this game, nor am I going to allow others to choose the game and make up the rules.
I refuse to divide the world into categories that reflect sexual preferences only.
I refuse to cater to the tiny minority of people that do.
I refuse to cede my right or your right to hold to and practice traditional religious and moral standards and do so in peace with dignity.
You only lose this game if you continue to play it.
Make your own application…