LGBTQ people are under attack in state legislatures. Help us fight back. With an estimated 2. Unlike the Worldwide Anglican Communion, of which it is a part, the Episcopal Church does not condemn homosexuality. With 2 million members, the U. The church operates under the direction of two legislative bodies: the House of Deputies, with lay and clergy representatives from across the church, and the House of Bishops, which includes all bishops of the church.
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Stances of Faiths on LGBTQ Issues: Episcopal Church
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This is a list of Christian denominational positions on homosexuality. The issue of homosexuality and Christianity is a subject of ongoing theological debate within and between Christian denominations and this list seeks to summarise the various official positions. Within denominations, many members may hold somewhat differing views on and even differing definitions of homosexuality. The Seventh-day Adventist Church is opposed to same-sex sexual practices and relationships on the grounds that "sexual intimacy belongs only within the marital relationship of one man and one woman. The Anglican Communion has been divided over the issue of homosexuality in several ways. The Church of England , the mother church of the Communion, currently maintains according to the statement Issues in Human Sexuality that same-sex partnerships are acceptable for laypersons, and gay clergy may enter in a civil partnership as long as they are expected to give assurances of celibacy. Bishop Gene Robinson is the first openly gay non-celibate clergy to be ordained to the episcopate.
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Who We Are
Founded as a Methodist Episcopal Church in , Clifton United Methodist Church has been a witness for social justice in the Clifton community and Cincinnati ever since. The congregation is a very diverse group, reflecting the breadth of our welcoming statement. Truly all are welcome in this community of faith. Having been a welcoming and safe harbor for gay and lesbian people of faith for many years, we formally became a Reconciling Congregation in
What should you know about us? No matter our individual backgrounds or identities, we honor the beauty in the diversity of our shared community, both at worship on Sunday mornings and throughout the week when our community gathers for meals, grocery distribution, and other meetings and events. Another thing you should know is there is always someone doing something around here! We are known for our vigorous lay leadership, meaning that our priest helps to guide us in finding ways to use our gifts and talents, both in and outside of the parish, and we have the opportunity to take the lead! Our vestry, lay preachers, educators, volunteer coordinators, and even our chef use their talents to make possible our many fellowship and outreach activities within our neighborhood.