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Affirmation Press Release: Gay is Definitely OK

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  • Gary Shephard UMAffEAdmin
    Yes, Gay is Definitely OK For Immediate Release, June 23, 2009 By Affirmation Co-spokesperson Tim Tennant-Jayne As is the sexuality of all of God s children
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      Yes, Gay is Definitely OK



      For Immediate Release, June 23, 2009



      By Affirmation Co-spokesperson Tim Tennant-Jayne



      As is the sexuality of all of God's children who are lesbian, bisexual,
      transgender, intersex, straight, or queer!



      Affirmation: United Methodists for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and
      Queer Concerns supports and congratulates the Reverend Diana Holbert, for
      her courage and strength in preaching the truth about homosexuality. Rev.
      Holbert is the pastor of Grace United Methodist Church in Dallas, TX. While
      other clergy seek to continue spreading distortions of God's message, Rev.
      Holbert courageously preached the truth of God's gift of homosexuality. Her
      congregation is blessed to have this strong person as their pastoral leader.
      The United Methodist Church is blessed to have her as one of their clergy
      persons.



      In true David vs. Goliath fashion, the Rev. Holbert was willing to dispute
      the message coming out of a much larger congregation. As she prepared to do
      so the forces of ignorance rose up in fear. Her sermon was mocked even
      before she was able to preach it. Unable to stand the light of God's truth
      and love, those who obtain power by demeaning us sought to cloud the issue
      by questioning her message. Rev. Holbert persevered with preaching God's
      message to her congregation.



      We applaud the Rev. Holbert for her courage to speak out. We hope her
      shining example will empower others within this denomination and in all
      faith traditions to recognize God's love of this varied gift of sexuality.
      Love of another person is indeed a rich gift from God. Let us all celebrate
      it and proclaim its value.



      -30-



      As an independent voice of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer
      people, Affirmation radically reclaims the compassionate and transforming
      gospel of Jesus Christ by relentlessly pursuing full inclusion in the Church
      as we journey with the Spirit in creating God's beloved community.



      Affirmation is an activist, all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization with
      no official ties to The United Methodist Church.



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