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The Difference Between a Welcoming Church and an Affirming One Is Huge

April 30, 2018 - A survivor of "conversion therapy" tries to find a church that doesn't just tolerate, but embraces.

The church service was exactly how I remembered it as a child. I raised my hands in praise as the worship team sang songs I had heard on the radio every day of my childhood. I swayed and closed my eyes as the feelings of love and community and honor to God filled every part of my body.

This was home. Or so I thought.

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Gay Couple Will Lead Historic DC Church With A Vision Of Justice

A 155-year-old Baptist church in Washington DC recently named a married, gay couple to be its senior ministers with unanimous approval from its congregation.

Calvary Baptist Church announced the hiring of Sally Sarratt and Maria Swearingen as the new senior ministers during a service on Sunday. Sarratt and Swearingen, who were legally married in 2014 and ordained in 2015, will begin their new roles on Feb. 26, 2017.

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