How Do You Know if a Church Welcomes You or Not If You Are LGBTQIA+?

How do you know if a church welcomes you or not if you are LGBTQIA+?

affirming cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

Don't be impressed by the word welcoming. Affirming means full acceptance and participation. Welcoming doesn't require love. Affirming does.

Wolves gladly welcome sheep. But they don't affirm them.

Even though this cartoon is about short people...

we welcome short people cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward


... the same concept applies...

If you are really welcomed, then you will feel it and experience it as a reality and not just a boast.

Find a affirming community. Not just a welcoming one.

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