Earlier this month, we told you how a church in Florida had agreed to allow a gay couple's child to be baptized after initially turning them away, igniting a weeklong national firestorm. Rich Jones and Adrian Mertz have both attended Shoreline Church since before they were married last year. They've continued to attend with their 4-year-old adopted son, Santino, and say they've been welcomed.
Joseph remembers being called gay for the first time when he was 13—at a church camp. Though raised in a Christian home, Joseph always had a strained relationship with believers his age. After high school Joseph auditioned at music schools all over the country, hoping to simply get away, and he enrolled at the University of Texas.
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Some forums can only be seen by registered members. We are going to be moving to Round Rock and I am looking for a welcoming church community open and affirming I guess? It is very important to me to find a church community that doesn't care about any of that.
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The Rev. I think the church is aware that we have a lot of sins to atone for. Although First United isn't the first Austin church to elect to join the RMN, they are the largest — and considered by many to be the denomination's "bedrock" Austin church.
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First Baptist Church of Austin replied publicly Nov. The recommendation comes after a yearlong study by a blue-ribbon Inclusion and Diversity Study Group failed to reach consensus on four specific questions it was assigned to answer. According to a June 30 letter to deacon officers, 79 percent of the 19 committee members support deacon ordination and baby dedications for gay members, while 68 percent also supported clergy ordination and marriage regardless of sexual orientation.