"Sell-out," was not only the message in their looks; it came off the male's lips.
And then there was the time we visited Memphis, Tennessee, and ate at a nice restaurant in a suburban area.
His rosy cheeks and fair skin come close to my milk chocolate tone (as my son likes to say) and curly hair. We don't wake up and notice the difference of our skin color; frankly, we go most of our days without a thought of it. Like the time when we were dating and we stepped out of a restaurant hand-in-hand.
Interracial marriage isn't merely acceptable; it reflects the beauty and glory of the gospel.
However, there is still work to be done, with roughly one-fifth of UCC congregations self-identifying as Open and Affirming.
With fully inclusive national policies, it is now up to individual congregants, clergy and lay leaders to ensure that their churches are places where LGBTQ people can thrive in worship and community.
Open and Affirming ministries and resources are rooted in that Gospel message.” The UCC is fully welcoming and affirming of transgender persons.
Resolutions of the General Synod passed in 2003 invite all members to, “learn about the realities of transgender experience and expression, including the gifts and callings and needs of transgender people.” Transgender and intersexual people are welcome as clergy and in lay leadership roles.