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Toledo Church: Being Gay is a Gift From God

Toledo Church: Being Gay is a Gift From God







A small church in Toledo, Ohio has spent $1,500 for a one month commitment to a digital billboard that reads “Being Gay is a Gift from God.” 

“The Rev. Bill Barnard, Central’s part-time pastor, said the billboard message will be linked to a four-week sermon series, and the overall campaign goal is “to make a leap beyond tolerance.”

“Members of the congregation have experienced places and times where being lesbian or gay was tolerated — kind of ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell, I know God forgives you,’” Barnard said. “We’re saying, ‘This is the way God created you. There’s nothing to forgive.’”

They will continue the campaign as long as funds are available. 


UpdateThe Church’s website has an option to donate to keep the campaign running (look about halfway down the page). Thanks, Mumblingsage!

Always reblog proof that not everyone who’s religious is an intolerant nutcase

This gives me faith in humanity.

 Being religious and being human. These people are doing it right. <3

This is why I continue to follow the Methodist church.

I don’t follow any church, but that’s awesome

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2 thoughts on “Toledo Church: Being Gay is a Gift From God”

  1. John P. says:

    I like it!

  2. Missy says:

    The local Fox affiliate was breathlessly interviewing some of the backwater rednecks that unfortunately infest My Fair City, and they’re all up in arms about this billboard, and about this group of Christians actually ACTING like Christians. To hear them tell it, the Apocalypse Is Nigh.

    With the exception of my time abroad as a teenager, I have always lived in Toledo, and I have always loved my hometown. And now I love it just a little bit more, because the folks at CUMC are taking a LOUD stand against ignorance and bigotry.

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