WHAT IS AN AFFIRMING CHURCH?

An AFFIRMING church is one that accepts people into their community regardless of their gender identity or sexuality, including same-sex couples.

They would baptize and share in the Eucharist (Communion) with LGBTQ+ people.

Their relationships would be respected, their marriage affirmed and the church would protect them from unwanted conversion prayer or therapy and willing to officiate a marriage for LGBTQ+ people in their own building with there clergy.

These churches encourage LGBTQ+ people to serve as a volunteer in the church and would hire LGBTQ+ people for any role or receive an LGBTQ+ person into any role and will to ordain LGBTQ+ people or recommend for ordination as called.