The church on a journey
Globally and for some decades, the church has been grappling with the issue of homosexuality, welcoming LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people into congregations, understanding their relationships and their place in the church. Some however are just beginning the journey.
Recent surveys reflect a shift, not only in attitude towards, but also in understanding of same-sex-oriented people in mainline, evangelical and pentecostal congregations. The world is changing and so is the church.
Evangelical author Andrew Marin said in his groundbreaking book, Love is an Orientation,