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Unclear: Affirming

The score for church websites that do not clearly communicate affirming LGBTQ+ policies.  

Unclear websites locate policies in peripheral sections of the website (e.g. sermons). Affirming policies located in denominations’ websites do not count towards a church’s score, as affirming denominations do not require churches to be affirming.

Affirming policies place no restrictions on people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and/or Queer; they are allowed to participate and lead at all levels of church leadership and liturgy (e.g. marriage, ordination). Policies must specify both sexual orientation and gender identity/expression in their affirmation -- if only one is addressed, they will be scored as "unclear." Generic "we are inclusive" or "we welcome all" statements do not meet our standard for clarity.

Unity Church of the Cumberlands
Cookeville, Tennessee
Pastor:
St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Bellingham, WA)
Bellingham, Washington
Pastor: The Rev. Jonathan Weldon
St Paul's On-the-Hill Episcopal Church
Winchester, Virginia
Pastor: Rev. Susan MacDonald
Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Richmond, Virginia
Pastor: Bollin Millner, Jr.
Gethsemane Episcopal Church
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Pastor: Brian N. Prior
Commonwealth Baptist Church
Alexandria, Virginia
Pastor: Robin Anderson
Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church
Racine, Wisconsin
Pastor: William Mains
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto
Palo Alto, California
Pastor: Linda Holbrook
All Saints Episcopal Church (Northfield)
Northfield, Minnesota
Pastor: Gayle Marsh
Unity of Berkeley Springs
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
Pastor: Anne Murphy-Oswald
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (Phoenix)
Phoenix, Arizona
Pastor: Troy Mendez
Ocean View Presbyterian Church
Ocean View, Delaware
Pastor: Terence Dougherty
Fondren Presbyterian Church
Jackson, Mississippi
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Robert William Lowry
All Saints Episcopal Church (Tupelo)
Tupelo, Mississippi
Pastor:
Augustana Lutheran Church
Denver, Colorado
Pastor: Ann Hultquist
Arvada United Methodist Church
Arvada, Colorado
Pastor: Rev. Stephanie Kidwell
United Christian Church of Renton
Renton, Washington
Pastor: Dick Talley
Saint Andrew Christian Church
Olathe, Kansas
Pastor: Erin Wathen
First Presbyterian Church (Memphis)
Memphis, Tennessee
Pastor: Walt Tennyson
Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church
Washington, D.C.
Pastor: Molly Blythe Teichert
Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church
Charlotte, North Carolina
Pastor: John Cleghorn
Gloria Dei! Lutheran Church
Arnold, Maryland
Pastor: Shawn Brandon
Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Memphis, Tennessee
Pastor: The Rev. Amy George
Saint Peter's Episcopal Church (Oxford)
Oxford, Mississippi
Pastor: Jody Burnett
All Saints' Episcopal Church (Atlanta)
Atlanta, Georgia
Pastor: Dr. Simon J. Mainwaring
Royal Lane Baptist Church
Dallas, Texas
Pastor: Dr. Michael L. Gregg
St. Columb's Episcopal Church
Ridgeland, Mississippi
Pastor: Luther Ott
Way Collective
Santa Barbara, California
Pastor: Tim Burnette
The Brick Presbyterian Church
New York City, New York
Pastor: Dr. Kimberly L. Clayton
The Refuge (Broomfield)
Broomfield, Colorado
Pastor:
Peace UCC - Webster Groves
Webster Groves, Missouri
Pastor: Rev. Wendy Bruner
Calgary Inter-Mennonite Church
Calgary, Alberta
Pastor:
Church of Our Savior
Charlottesville, Virginia
Pastor: David Stoddart
Saint Peter's Episcopal Church (Cambridge)
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Pastor: Rev. Sarah A. Connor
First Congregational Church UCC Columbus
Columbus, Ohio
Pastor: Rev. Timothy Carl Ahrens
Grace Episcopal Church, Woodlawn
Birmingham, Alabama
Pastor: Robyn E. Arnold
Genesis United Methodist Church
Lowell, Michigan
Pastor: John Ross Thompson
St. Alban's Episcopal Church
Arlington, Texas
Pastor: Fr Kevin Johnson
Open Door United Methodist Church
Richmond, California
Pastor: Rev. Brian Adkins
St. George's Episcopal Church (St Louis Park)
St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Pastor: Rev. Thomas Gehlsen
The Church of Saint Mary of the Harbor
Provincetown, Massachusetts
Pastor: Rev. Terry R. Pannell
Rock Bridge Christian Church
Columbia, Missouri
Pastor: Sarah Klaassen
University Baptist Church (Austin)
Austin, Texas
Pastor: Stephanie Cooper
St Paul's Episcopal Church (Louisburg)
Louisburg, North Carolina
Pastor: Lauren F. Winner
Unity of Austin
Austin, Texas
Pastor: Anna Shouse
The Episcopal Church of St. Francis of Assisi
Indian Springs, Alabama
Pastor: Corey Jones
St John's Episcopal church, Norwood Parish
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Pastor: Sari Ateek
Grace Episcopal Church (Alexandria)
Alexandria, Virginia
Pastor: Rev. Robert H. Malm
Central Presbyterian Church (Austin)
Austin, Texas
Pastor: Katheryn Barlow-Williams
St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Cary)
Cary, North Carolina
Pastor: George Adamik
Urban Grace, The Downtown Church
Tacoma, Washington
Pastor: Ben Robinson
Summit On 16th United Methodist Church
Columbus, Ohio
Pastor: Rev. Kimberly Wisecup
Easter Lutheran Church
Eagan, Minnesota
Pastor: Kristen Capel
St. Peter's Episcopal Church (Ellicott City)
Ellicott City, Maryland
Pastor: Mother Anjel Scarborough
St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Picayune)
Picayune, Mississippi
Pastor: Scott Williams
St. Matthew's Anglican Church
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Pastor: Rev. Gwen McAllister
St. Mark Presbyterian Church
Newport Beach, California
Pastor: D. Mark Davis
St. Luke's Episcopal Church (Atlanta)
Atlanta, Georgia
Pastor: Daniel P. Matthews, Jr.
St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
Atlanta, Georgia
Pastor: Angela F. Shepherd
Northbrook United Methodist Church
Northbrook, Illinois
Pastor: Sherrie Lowly
Longview United Methodist Church
Longview, Washington
Pastor: Rene' Devantier
Lakeshore Baptist Church
Waco, Texas
Pastor: Kyndall Rae Rothaus
Lake View Lutheran Church
Chicago, Illinois
Pastor: Liala Beukema
Lake Harriet United Methodist Church
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Pastor: Melanie Homan
First United Methodist Church of Boulder
Boulder, Colorado
Pastor: Matthias Krier
First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Pastor: Rev. Ashlee Wiest-Laird
Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross
Olive Branch, Mississippi
Pastor: Elizabeth Wheatley-Jones
Collegiate United Methodist Church
Ames, Iowa
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Jill Sanders
Clifton United Methodist Church
Cincinnati, Ohio
Pastor: Rev. David Meredith
Church of the Covenant
Lynchburg, Virginia
Pastor: Rev. Dan Harrison
Christ Church New Haven
New Haven,
Pastor: Rev. Stephen Holton
Chapel of the Cross
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Pastor: Elizabeth Marie Melchionna
St Michael the Archangel Parish
Oro Valley, Arizona
Pastor: Rev. Delores J. Kropf
Westminster Presbyterian Church (Gainesville)
Gainesville, Florida
Pastor: Larry Green
Trinity Episcopal Church (Houston)
Houston, Texas
Pastor: Hannah Atkins
The Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin
San Francisco, California
Pastor: Rev. David Erickson
St. Thomas Episcopal Church of Battle Creek
Battle Creek, Michigan
Pastor: Rev. Brian Coleman
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
Columbus, Georgia
Pastor: Grace Burton-Edwards
St. Michael's Episcopal Church (Austin)
Austin, Texas
Pastor: John Newton
St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Pastor: Paul Lebens-Englund
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Evanston, Illinois
Pastor: Jeannette DeFriest
St. Catherine's Episcopal Church
Marietta, Georgia
Pastor: Sarah K. Fisher
St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church (New York)
New York, New York
Pastor: Dean Wolfe
Community Christian Church
Tempe, Arizona
Pastor: Robert R. Howard
East Congregational Church
Concord, New Hampshire
Pastor: Rev. Michael Lowry
University Church in Yale
New Haven, Connecticut
Pastor: Rev. Ian Oliver
Second Presbyterian
Nashville, Tennessee
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Mary Louise McCullough
LaSalle Street Church
Chicago, Illinois
Pastor: Laura Truax
Immanuel Presbyterian Church
Montgomery, Alabama
Pastor: Elizabeth O'Neill
House Church Tulsa
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Pastor: Bonnie Lebak
First Christian Church (Las Cruces)
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Pastor:
First Baptist Church of Decatur
Decatur, Georgia
Pastor: David Jordan
Edgehill United Methodist Church
Nashville, Tennessee
Pastor: John Feldhacker
Colbert Presbyterian Church
Colbert, Washington
Pastor: Eric Peterson
All Saints' Episcopal Church
Richland, Washington
Pastor: Rev. Jane Schmoetzer
Upper Room Community
Edina, Minnesota
Pastor: Joe Mcdonald
Westminster Presbyterian
Greenville, South Carolina
Pastor: Ludwig L. Weaver Jr.
Saint Benedict's Table
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Pastor: Jamie Howison
Fairbanks Lutheran Church
Fairbanks, Alaska
Pastor: John H. Van Haneghan
Erb Street Mennonite Church
Waterloo, Ontario
Pastor: Jodie Hatlem
Bethany Presbyterian Church
Spokane, Washington
Pastor:
Ascension and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Wyoming, Ohio
Pastor: Eric Miller
Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville
Huntsville, Alabama
Pastor: Alice Syltie
The Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea
Palm Beach, Florida
Pastor: James Harlan
New Covenant Presbyterian Church
Albany, New York
Pastor: Kathryn Stenta
Mercer Island Presbyterian Church
Mercer Island, Washington
Pastor: Kristy Farber
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Bismarck, North Dakota
Pastor: Craig Schweitzer
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Naperville, Illinois
Pastor: Greg Wenhold
Waquoit Congregational Church
Waquoit, Massachusetts
Pastor: Nell Fields
University Congregational United Church of Christ
Seattle, Washington
Pastor: Catherine Foote
Redeeming Church
St. Petersburg, Florida
Pastor: Adam Gray
First Church in Wenham
Wenham, Massachusetts
Pastor: Rev. Michael Duda
All Saints Episcopal Church
Frederick, Maryland
Pastor: Rev. Adrien Dawson
St. John's Episcopal Church
Mobile, Alabama
Pastor: Thomas Heard
Broad Street Presbyterian
Columbus, Ohio
Pastor: Amy Miracle
The Community Church of Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
Pastor: Aaron B. Wade
Epic
Fullerton, California
Pastor: Kevin Doi
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Little Rock, Arkansas
Pastor: Chris Keller
Holy Trinity Parish
Decatur, Georgia
Pastor: Greg Tallant
Episcopal Church of The Annunciation
Marietta, Georgia
Pastor: Paul McCabe
Transcona Memorial United Church
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Pastor: Jeff Cook
Sugarbush Christian Church
Guelph, Ontario
Pastor: Dr. Jen Garbin
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