Tennessee Evangelical Church Welcomes the LGBT Community

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    Sep 13, 2015 11:10 PM GMT
    In a world full of prejudice and bigotry, it is refreshing to discuss a story of triumph and respect for equality.

    In the affluent community of Franklin, Tennessee, tucked amongst the grand houses and high-end shopping centers of this conservative Bible-believing community is an oasis for the LGTB community.

    From the outside, the building looks like any other church, but on the inside of GracePointe Church, there is something wonderfully unique happening. The 1500 members of this evangelical, inter-denominational church worship with a contemporary flavor. They have Bible studies, youth programs, and do mission work. Sitting in the pew between the gray-haired saints and the fidgety four year old children are openly gay men and lesbian couples, all worshiping together.

    Pastor Stan Mitchell, who comes from a fundamental Christian background, founded Gracepointe Church in 2003. He wasn't looking to assemble a group of people, who believed the same way he did, but rather to worship and grow along side good, sincere people who genuinely wanted to follow Christ and retrain themselves in their beliefs. Instead of accepting the traditional ideas of sins, scripture, and homosexuality and the church, Mitchell wanted to explore new ideas through scripture, science and personal experience.

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    Sep 13, 2015 11:14 PM GMT
    Awesome! It's good to see some equality in the bible belt for a change.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 14, 2015 12:45 PM GMT
    This is awesome news but the southern Bible Belt still has a long way to go in terms of full equality.