A life-long Seventh-day Adventist, Jay Wintermeyer candidly talks about why it’s taken him so long to come out of the closet. He openly shares about the effects of childhood trauma from faulty theology.
While most medical, psychological, religious and scientific professionals have rejected so-called “conversion therapies” for LBGTQ people, the Seventh-day Adventist Church continues to peddle the harmful theory that sexual identity can be changed.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “welcoming” with terms such as comforting, inviting, desirable, hospitable, kindly and personable. There’s much we can do to create a welcoming culture in our homes, churches and schools.