Celebrating LGBTQIA+ People: CFT Responds to the Nashville Statement

posted by the CFT Executive Council on behalf of the CFT membership


“…what is good and what the Lord requires from you: to do justice, embrace faithful love, and walk humbly with your God.”  
Micah 6:8 (CEB)

The Executive Council of  the Evangelical and Ecumenical Women’s Caucus (Christian Feminism Today) denounces the “Nashville Statement” as expressed by the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood organization in the strongest possible terms.

We believe those who name themselves as “Christian” represent a diverse group of denominations, cultures, gender identities, and sexual expressions. We affirm that our LGBTQIA+ siblings are formed in the Imago Dei and are joint-heirs in Christ with all of us.

We celebrate their lives and ministries in our churches, their relationships, and their marriages. We welcome their stories to inform ours. Above all, we grieve with those who have been treated with such cruel disdain, and seek to rebuild their trust in the Kin-dom of God. We believe no one is beyond the love, grace, and reach of the Divine.

To our LGBTQIA+ friends, neighbors, and fellow sojourners with God: We celebrate each of you and affirm the marriages where God has brought you to one another in faithful love. We honor the way you express yourselves, cis-gender or transgender, lesbian, gay, bisexual, celibate, queer, intersex, or asexual.


Click here to download a printable copy of this statement.

Please feel free to share our #NashvilleStatement meme on social media.


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