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Kelley Hartnett

Freelance Writer

I've served in leadership positions in and for local churches for more than a decade, and I've come to a tough realization: Many congregations who claim to be "welcoming" and "loving" keep LGBTQIA+ people at arm's length. "We love you, but..." "You're welcome here, but..." It seems good and right for people to know, up front, if conditions apply to their full acceptance into a community of faith.

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