Shuck and Jive

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

It's About Time

This is the statement on the More Light Presbyterians' website. It's About Time:

It’s About Time!

It’s about time for all disciples of Jesus Christ to take a stand
for those who are still denied full participation in our church ‑
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender sisters and brothers,
whom God loves and calls to faith and ministry.

It’s about time to end
the task forces, studies, judicial cases, interpretations,
and other abuses
that continue the unconscionable discriminatory policies of our church.

It’s about time to lay aside our fears:
Fear of the unknown ‑ fear of schism,
Fear of those who are different.

“God is love…there is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” 1 John, 4:16, 18

It’s about time to do the right thing,
to delete G-6.0106b which has created so much strife in our beloved church.

It’s about time to trust in God’s wildly inclusive love,
and remove the boundaries we have set
around God’s free, unmerited grace.

It’s about time to make our church a welcoming community,
where everyone has an equal place at God’s table.

It’s about time!

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