Christian denominations and homosexuality
The Christian Church (Disciples
of Christ) and homosexuality
"There is pain among gay and lesbian people, pain among those who
feel that further discussion may compromise their faith, pain among
congregations divided over the issue of homosexuality." Curt Miller,
Executive Director of the Disciples' Office of Communication Ministries.
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) [CC(DoC)] is a relatively liberal
Protestant Christian denomination that has been slowly transitioning from:
||A total rejection of non-celibate gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals (GLBTs) to
||An acceptance of GLBTs and promotion of their civil rights in society.
As with other mainline/liberal denominations, the CC(DoC) has internal
||Young and elderly members,
||Western and southern regions, and
||Urban and rural congregations,
with the former group in each case taking a more liberal stance.
Topics covered in this section:
Curt Miller, "Disciples enter discernment process on gays and
lesbians," Disciple's News Service. Original no longer online. It is
mirrored in Yahoo! Groups on 2001-JUL-19, at:
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Latest update: 2009-JUL-09
Author: B.A. Robinson