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Switch to Forum Live View What is the UCC exactly?
7 years ago  ::  Feb 13, 2011 - 5:42PM #1
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I was raised Catholic but left the church when I relized I was gay. Why should I belong to a church that rejects me and my partner? I feel I have been kind of thrown into UCC because no other churches will accept us.If they all say they are Christains how can they be so judgemental and hateful?
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7 years ago  ::  Feb 28, 2011 - 5:05PM #2
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Morality is one of the most often abused things within Christianity. I am so very very sorry that you and your partner have been treated so badly. That is not what the walk of Jesus was all about.

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7 years ago  ::  Mar 02, 2011 - 10:55AM #3
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You might want to check out the Open and Affirming coalition of UCC congos that are open to LGBT Christians:

These are congregations that might be able to address your concerns more directly.  Pax.


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7 years ago  ::  Apr 13, 2011 - 11:30AM #4
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What is the UCC exactly?  That is a pretty loaded question, to be honest, and the answer would depend on whom you are talking too.


I think what sets us apart from the other mainline faiths is that the power of the UCC rests at the individual congregation.  While the denomination itself has declared that we are an Open and Affirming faith, you will find that many UCC congregations are not ONA.  It is a hope that eventually all denominations will go through the process and declare themselves to be an Open congregation, accepting everyone as one of God's beloved childlren, but the denomination cannot and will not force a church to do so.

That being said, the vast majority of our congregations are very open, even if they have not "officially" declared themselves as such.  But as mentioned by others in this thread, please do check the ONA site, do visit and attend several services with a specific congregation.  If you are in the Northern Ohio / Cleveland area, I can recommend several faith communities, UCC and non-UCC alike.


Peace be with you.

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