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A Message from the Board of All One Body
The board of All One Body is alarmed and deeply disappointed in the sexuality report to Synod. We are concerned about the impact if Synod votes to approve this report with its narrow and faulty view of biological and behavioral science, its position of maintaining condemnation of LGBTQ Christian relationships as being already a confessional position of the denomination, its turning a blind eye to the devastating harm this judgmental position will have on our LGBTQ members, their families and friends. The earth-shaking impact will bring painful resignations of church office bearers, pastors, Calvin University professors and staff, and church members leaving the denomination. It is a sad time for the CRCNA that such a blatantly uninformed report would be submitted and if this report is approved it will tear at the heart of church. We need open and respectful dialog so voices of pain and alarm can be heard from throughout the church.
The church's treatment of homosexuality has become the greatest heresy in the history of the church. It's living heresy because it's treating God's children as if they're not God's children. And if there's any heresy in the world, it's that. - Dr. Lewis B. Smedes