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In the hands of ignorant and fearful people, who are sincere in their beliefs, although seriously musguided, harmful and dispicable measures are taken. People are hurt and needlessly feel shame and guilt over being who they are.
It must sadden God’s heart when his dear ones are made to believe they are incomplete and excluded from his love and acceptance.
The Bible tells us that nothing can separate us from his love. We are made in his image and are accepted in the Beloved – Jesus.
I’m glad you were able to break free from the false and damaging claims that were put on you, inflicting wounds which are now being healed.
You were brave to share your story with the group of Christian leaders. I understand you received validation from them? There is a way forward as church leaders listen and offer validation.