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Our Ethos

We believe in a positive and radiant Christianity for the gay Christian!

We do not see a gay Christian as someone compromised in any way. We do not believe that gay Christians are sub-standard, sick, or second-class. Our fellowship is a place where God is at work amongst us – where we are secure in the love of God, centred in Christ and led by the Holy Spirit.

We believe that the gay Christian in today’s world has an important role as witness to the power of the gospel, just as Paul wrote in Romans 1:16,17a (NIV):

‘I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes ... For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last.’

The gay Christian can provide particular gifts and abilities that the 21st-century church needs, modelling inclusiveness and holding strongly to the fact that a Christian does not compromise on sin, but proceeds from a basis of faith, because ‘Anything that does not proceed from faith is sin’ (Romans 14:23b).

Moreover, the gay Christian is uniquely well placed to bring the light of Christ to the gay secular world, witnessing to Jesus’ message of hope for all gay men and women who are searching for true and lasting fulfilment in relationships.

See also the article ‘The Way Forward for Courage‘.

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