- By Chris Misun, Meridian, Miss.
We recently wrote an article for Misun Media that discussed how two local churches were working with members of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered) Community with in their congregations. We learned that the two churches took two different approaches to how publically they integrated those members into their churches and ministered to them.
The Episcopal Church of the Mediator, under the leadership of Reverend Helen Whitener Tester, has taken a more public approach to celebrating the addition of members of the LGBT Community by allowing them leadership roles with in the church. Just down the road, Highland Baptist Church, lead by Pastor Carl White; take a more private approach to ministering to those members and their needs.
But while that article examines how the churches are working with those community members, there are still debates, discussions and ballots containing issues regarding same-sex marriage. This November, five states will have issues regarding marriage appear on their ballots.
The five states are; Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina and Washington, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
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