Building Rhythm Together for Christ's Love

Westminster's LGBTQIA Legacy

Since being one of the first 13 Presbyterian congregations in the US to form the More Light Network in 1983, Westminster has fought for the full inclusion of and end of discrimination against the LGBTQ family. We do not just accept but celebrate the gifts God has given through our varied sexual orientations and gender understandings. 

So many congregations are now welcoming and affirming that the need for the original More Light network has diminished but each congregation, including Westminster, remains committed to serve with and for the LGBTQIA community.  

Trans Events at Westminster

Saturday, May 11

3-5pm Art Exhibit

5-7pm Open Mic

7pm Faith & Film showing of "Transmilitary"

Sunday, May 19

11am Worship in celebration of the Trans community with special guest, Kymberly Gordon.

2pm May Is All About Trans Reception

Gays & the Good Book:

Rev. Harry B. Stock Pushes Back Against

Anti-LGBTQ Readings of the Bible

[Note: Harry has incorporated this ministry and has begun taking it to other parts of the country this year.  This article is from a Richmond paper.] 

Reverend Harry B. Stock, Westminster Parish Partner, calls them ‘clobber passages;’ those snippets of scriptures from the Bible that condemn homosexuality, calling it evil and an abomination. He believes that for years these passages have been mistranslated and taken out of historical context.

...“Many of us call them ‘clobber passages’ because some folks like to ‘clobber’ gays and homosexuals with them,” he explained. Usually these folks are from Evangelical or more Fundamentalist Christian churches.

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