Congregations should speak out during Pride Month | Worship
Last updated 6/9/2021 at 3:59pm
June is Pride Month. It is an opportunity for communities of faith to be public and explicit in their affirmation and advocacy for LGBTQ+ people.
When congregations don't announce their commitment to resist bigotry and bias based on gender identity, sexual orientation, race and ability – it sends a clear signal to those marginalized in society: "We don't care. You are not welcome here."
It is tempting to pretend that churches can "stay under the radar." Leaders and members want to believe that avoiding the subject will keep them out of controversy. Silence seems safe. It is not. Silence i...