Freedom from our addictions, compulsive behaviors, secrecy and double lives. The United Church of Christ is an officially "open and affirming" church. Author, speaker, and pastor Skye Jethani helps us contemplate how our work is not primarily for the gain of wealth and pleasure? Jackie Hill-Perry knows that a life well lived speaks volumes in a world of contradiction. As an alternative to a school-sponsored Day of Silence opposing bullying of LGBT students, conservative Christians organized a Golden Rule Initiative, where they passed out cards saying "As a follower of Christ, I believe that all people are created in the image of God and therefore deserve love and respect.
The final, and central, message of the New Testament is that ALL persons are loved by God so much that God's Son was sent as a means of redemption from a disease by which we are all afflicted.
Human sexuality and relationships
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland also allows prayer for same-sex couples. But the reality will be far different. Following the way of Jesus in contemporary culture is challenging? In this time of turmoil, how can can the Church lead by example? Archived copy as title CS1 errors:
Is the Bible True? Krish Kandiah What is possible when we risk in relationship? Judge Sheila Calloway How can we help our youth in a violent age? It has been logically argued that science and progress have made many of the Levitical laws irrelevant. Pitt argues that these organizations are only available to LGBT members of liberal denominations, as opposed to those in conservative denominations. One person reported listening to a nationally-known woman speak in her campaign against homosexuality.