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Gay-Affirming Churches: The stats and the movement

There is an intentional movement by the progressive wing of Christianity to increase the number of gay-affirming churches around the world. Here in the U.S., Matthew Vines has become the catalyst and “poster child” for that movement.

Keep in mind that they are targeting NOT the churches already gay-affirming, but those who are holding fast to the truth of biblical doctrine. Will they succeed?

Gay affirming 2011

According to the 2011 Affirming Church Survey:

6,826 churches by the end of 2011, an increase of 367 churches from the previous year. This in spite greatly reduced man hours available to do the massive email sweeps through entire denominations required now days to find the affirming churches. The good news is that the movement has clearly ‘main line’ in several denominations (e.g. Episcopal). The ‘bad’ news is that to find the affirming churches now in these groups massive email sweeps are required. This is very time consuming, exactly the time commitment we were in short supply of this year. In spite of our resource limitations, the directory grew at a rate of over one church a day and was on pace at the early part of the year to completely smash the one year new church add record before resource limitations stepped in to slow down the ‘grand search’ for affirming churches throughout the world.     Source

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5 Responses to “Gay-Affirming Churches: The stats and the movement”

  1. Kathy #

    America has move so far from God! This is what the religious leaders did during the time of christ. They made manmade rules and called themselves righteous. Just as most Americans have today. Christ said He came for the sick who would trust in Him and have eternal life. When America feels Gods judgment (which will happen) I don't want to be here.

    March 21, 2013 at 7:27 AM Reply
  2. I used to be addicted to men, but 7 years ago Jesus set me FREE! (YouTube video) I am now free from the sin of homosexuality. Marriage is between 1 man and 1 woman according to the King James Bible (Genesis 2:24) December 19, 2010 I married a beautiful woman of God. FREE AT LAST FREE AT LAST, THANK GOD ALMIGHTY I'M FREE AT LAST!!!! JESUS IS LORD!!
    I have NOT had ex-gay therapy, unless you consider Jesus my Therapist.

    March 22, 2013 at 9:47 AM Reply
    • Rose Vosburgh #

      Praise God for your wonderful testimony. The only true freedom is freedom in Christ and it is better than anything this world or the devil can offer. May God continue to bless you both.

      March 22, 2013 at 4:25 PM Reply
    • Lies lies #

      Greg and Dede Haislip have been scamming people for a long time now. These 2 just want your money and don't want to earn it like the rest of us. She was claiming to be pregnant with a miracle baby since April 2012. After her miracle story went viral (whoops!) she won't address the pregnancy anymore. Still has a registry on Babies r us website though. beware of these 2. He is a slickster, she is most likely mentally ill. Either way, beware.

      June 17, 2013 at 11:49 AM Reply
  3. Matt #

    If he doesn't see the sin in being a homosexual while proclaiming to be a Christian I think he might be a reprobate(I don't like to throw around that term around lightly). He is leading others astray (sin is still sin, even if its 2013 AD or 1013 AD). I think he might fall for the coming strong delusion.

    March 25, 2013 at 2:25 PM Reply

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