• Russell Mark posted a new activity comment 4 years, 3 months ago

    In reply to: Russell Mark posted an update in the group LGBTQ Hi folks – I’m in Oregon and surprisingly there are few Welcoming churches here. That’s not to say that they are Unwelcoming, merely that they are not yet ready to […] View

    LeDayne, thanks so much. This is exactly what I needed. Others I’ve found have been from other denominations, so having a Baptist perspective is perfect.

  • Russell Mark posted an update in the group LGBTQ 4 years, 3 months ago

    Hi folks – I’m in Oregon and surprisingly there are few Welcoming churches here. That’s not to say that they are Unwelcoming, merely that they are not yet ready to take the step of being publicly inclusive. Are there any recommendations for studies to help churches work through these issues? It would be very helpful to me and I’m sure to the…[Read more]

  • Russell Mark posted a new activity comment 4 years, 6 months ago

    In reply to: Josh Bledsoe started the topic Queer Christians in Rural Areas in the forum LGBTQ I live in a rural community, and I belong to a congregation where I am the only Queer person. Being the only queer person is very […] View

    Hi Josh, sad to say your situation is all too common. Is there any chance the recent SCOTUS ruling can nudge your congregation into having a substantive discussion on LGBT issues? There are some really great materials available to walk congregation through the discussion. Where is your pastor on this issue and is he/she trying to be supportive of you?

  • Russell Mark’s profile was updated 4 years, 6 months ago