Many people have been deeper hurt as they have fallen in love with church communities that eventually turned on them and asked them to leave. Most of these churches used expressions like "All are Welcome" and "Come as You Are" but they never specified their stance on LGBTQ+. The results have been devastating. Hopeless and broken, many of these individuals vow to never return to church. This could have easily been avoided if church leadership was simply willing to state their beliefs up front. It works the other way around as well. Clarity is the solution.