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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.

Trinity Episcopal Church (Columbus)
Columbus, Georgia
Pastor: Richard Burnett
United Faith Community
Buffalo, Minnesota
St. Peter's Episcopal Church (New York)
Peekskill, New York
Pastor: The Rev. Jan Nunley
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Pittsburg, Kansas
Pastor: William Wolff
Second Baptist Church (Lubbock)
Lubbock, Texas
Pastor: Jake Maxwell
First Presbyterian Church (Philadelphia)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Baron Mullis
First Christian Church - Montgomery, AL
Montgomery, Alabama
Pastor: Rev. Shane Isner
First Christian Church (Anniston, AL)
Anniston, Alabama
Pastor: Laura Hutchinson
Anglican Church of St John the Evangelist
Peterborough, Ontario
Pastor: Brad Smith
Sugarbush Christian Church
Guelph, Ontario
Pastor: Dr. Jen Garbin
West End Collegiate Church
New York, New York
Pastor: The Rev. Jes Kast
United Church of Christ of Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Pastor: Doug Norwood Hodges
Unity Village Chapel
Unity Village, Missouri
Pastor: Rev. Erin McCabe
St. John's Episcopal Church (Dubuque)
Dubuque, Iowa
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Kevin Goodrich, O.P.
Langley Mennonite Fellowship
Langley, British Columbia
Pastor: Ian Funk
Joy Mennonite Church
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Pastor: Zach Gleason
Grace United Methodist
Baltimore, Maryland
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Amy McCullough
Grace Episcopal Church (Waycross)
Waycross, Georgia
Pastor: Katherine Brinson
Episcopal Church of the Redeemer
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Pastor: Peter T. Vanderveen
First United Methodist Church of Sacramento
Sacramento, California
Pastor: Rod Brayfindley
Church of the Nativity, Episcopal
Huntsville, Alabama
Pastor: The Rev. Dr. Virginia Monroe
Church of the Good Samaritan
Paoli, Pennsylvania
Pastor: Richard Morgan
Center Church on the Green
New Haven, Connecticut
Pastor: Kevin Ewing
St. Alban's Episcopal Church (Morehead)
Morehead, Kentucky
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Keila Carpenter Thomas
Trinity Church on the Green
New Haven, Connecticut
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Luk De Volder
St. Mary's Episcopal Church (Kansas City)
Kansas City, Missouri
Pastor: Charles W. Everson
Minneapolis Friends Meeting
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
Starksville, Mississippi
Pastor: Walter W. Jones
The Community Church of Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
Pastor: Aaron B. Wade
First Church in Marlborough
Marlborough, Massachusetts
Pastor: Kazimierz Bem
University Congregational United Church of Christ
Seattle, Washington
Pastor: Catherine Foote, Peter Ilgenfritz, Amy Roon
Northwood Christian Church
Indianapolis, Indiana
Pastor: Heath Jones
The Journey Church
Westminster, Colorado
Trinity Episcopal Church Pocatello
Pocatello, Idaho
Northshore United Church of Christ
Woodinville, Washington
Pastor: Dave Schlicher
Wilmington Friends Meeting
Wilmington, Ohio
Pastor: Julie Rudd
Portland Mennonite Church
Portland, Oregon
Pastor: Rod Stafford
Mission Bay Community Church
San Francisco, California
Pastor: Diana Bell
Powerhouse Church of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, Indiana
Pastor: Keith McQueen
Forgiving Heart Church
Columbus, Georgia
Pastor: The Rev. Emily A. Bel
The Church of Our Saviour
Atlanta, Georgia
Pastor: Christopher Miller
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (Seattle)
Seattle, Washington
Pastor: Britt Olson
St. Bede's Episcopal Church
Atlanta, Georgia
Pastor: Chadwick Vaughn
Saint Paul’s Cathedral
Dundee, Scotland
Pastor: The Very Rev’d Jeremy Auld
Church of Saint Luke in the Fields
New York, New York
Pastor: Rev. Caroline M. Stacey
All Saints Episcopal Church (Frederick)
Frederick, Maryland
Pastor: Rev. Adrien Dawson
First Community Church (Columbus)
Columbus, Ohio
Pastor: Rev. Dr. R. Glen Miles
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Bismarck, North Dakota
Pastor: Craig Schweitzer
Saint Andrew Christian Church
Olathe, Kansas
Pastor: Erin Wathen
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto
Palo Alto, California
Pastor: Linda Holbrook
Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church
Charlotte, North Carolina
Pastor: John Cleghorn
Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church
Washington, D.C.
Pastor: Molly Blythe Teichert
Ascension and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Wyoming, Ohio
Pastor: Eric Miller
Immanuel Presbyterian Church
Montgomery, Alabama
Pastor: Elizabeth O'Neill
Genesis United Methodist Church
Lowell, Michigan
Pastor: John Ross Thompson
Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross
Olive Branch, Mississippi
Pastor: Elizabeth Wheatley-Jones
Westminster Presbyterian
Greenville, South Carolina
Pastor: Ludwig L. Weaver Jr.
St. Michael's Episcopal Church (Austin)
Austin, Texas
Pastor: John Newton
All Saints' Episcopal Church (Atlanta)
Atlanta, Georgia
Pastor: Dr. Simon J. Mainwaring
The Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea
Palm Beach, Florida
Pastor: James Harlan
All Saints Episcopal Church (Tupelo)
Tupelo, Mississippi
Queen Anne Presbyterian Church
Seattle, Washington
Pastor: Douglas Early
St. Thomas Episcopal Church of Battle Creek
Battle Creek, Michigan
Pastor: Rev. Brian Coleman
Mercer Island Presbyterian Church
Mercer Island, Washington
Pastor: Kristy Farber
First Congregational Church UCC Columbus
Columbus, Ohio
Pastor: Rev. Timothy Carl Ahrens
Collegiate United Methodist Church
Ames, Iowa
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Jill Sanders
The Refuge (Broomfield)
Broomfield, Colorado
Calgary Inter-Mennonite Church
Calgary, Alberta
Community Christian Church
Tempe, Arizona
Pastor: Robert R. Howard
St Paul's On-the-Hill Episcopal Church
Winchester, Virginia
Pastor: Rev. Susan MacDonald
Fairbanks Lutheran Church
Fairbanks, Alaska
Pastor: John H. Van Haneghan
Lake View Lutheran Church
Chicago, Illinois
Pastor: Liala Beukema
East Congregational Church
Concord, New Hampshire
Pastor: Rev. Michael Lowry
Gloria Dei! Lutheran Church
Arnold, Maryland
Pastor: Shawn Brandon
Central Christian Church (Lexington)
Lexington, Kentucky
Pastor: David Shirey
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Naperville, Illinois
Pastor: Greg Wenhold
First United Methodist Church of Boulder
Boulder, Colorado
Pastor: Matthias Krier
Unity of Berkeley Springs
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
Pastor: Anne Murphy-Oswald
St Paul's Episcopal Church (Louisburg)
Louisburg, North Carolina
Pastor: Lauren F. Winner
St. Luke's Episcopal Church (Atlanta)
Atlanta, Georgia
Pastor: Daniel P. Matthews, Jr.
Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church
Racine, Wisconsin
Pastor: William Mains
St John's Episcopal church, Norwood Parish
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Pastor: Sari Ateek
First Christian Church (Las Cruces)
Las Cruces, New Mexico
St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Picayune)
Picayune, Mississippi
Pastor: Scott Williams
Clifton United Methodist Church
Cincinnati, Ohio
Pastor: Rev. David Meredith
St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Bellingham, WA)
Bellingham, Washington
Pastor: The Rev. Jonathan Weldon
Grace Episcopal Church, Woodlawn
Birmingham, Alabama
Pastor: Robyn E. Arnold
St. Mark Presbyterian Church
Newport Beach, California
Pastor: D. Mark Davis
First Presbyterian Church (Memphis)
Memphis, Tennessee
Pastor: Walt Tennyson
Longview United Methodist Church
Longview, Washington
Pastor: Rene' Devantier
First Baptist Church of Decatur
Decatur, Georgia
Pastor: David Jordan
Lake Harriet United Methodist Church
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Pastor: Melanie Homan
Fondren Presbyterian Church
Jackson, Mississippi
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Robert William Lowry
Gethsemane Episcopal Church
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Pastor: Brian N. Prior
Church of Our Savior
Charlottesville, Virginia
Pastor: David Stoddart
Church of the Covenant
Lynchburg, Virginia
Pastor: Rev. Dan Harrison
Ocean View Presbyterian Church
Ocean View, Delaware
Pastor: Terence Dougherty
St. Columb's Episcopal Church
Ridgeland, Mississippi
Pastor: Luther Ott
Waquoit Congregational Church
Waquoit, Massachusetts
Pastor: Nell Fields
Erb Street Mennonite Church
Waterloo, Ontario
Pastor: Jodie Hatlem
Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Richmond, Virginia
Pastor: Bollin Millner, Jr.
Summit On 16th United Methodist Church
Columbus, Ohio
Pastor: Rev. Kimberly Wisecup
St. Catherine's Episcopal Church
Marietta, Georgia
Pastor: Sarah K. Fisher
The Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin
San Francisco, California
Pastor: Rev. David Erickson
Edgehill United Methodist Church
Nashville, Tennessee
Pastor: John Feldhacker
The Episcopal Church of St. Francis of Assisi
Indian Springs, Alabama
Pastor: Corey Jones
Colbert Presbyterian Church
Colbert, Washington
Pastor: Eric Peterson
Northbrook United Methodist Church
Northbrook, Illinois
Pastor: Sherrie Lowly
Westminster Presbyterian Church (Gainesville)
Gainesville, Florida
Pastor: Larry Green
St. Peter's Episcopal Church (Ellicott City)
Ellicott City, Maryland
Pastor: Mother Anjel Scarborough
Royal Lane Baptist Church
Dallas, Texas
Pastor: Dr. Michael L. Gregg
First Church in Wenham
Wenham, Massachusetts
Pastor: Rev. Michael Duda
All Saints Episcopal Church (Northfield)
Northfield, Minnesota
Pastor: Gayle Marsh
Chapel of the Cross
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Pastor: Elizabeth Marie Melchionna
First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Pastor: Rev. Ashlee Wiest-Laird
Augustana Lutheran Church
Denver, Colorado
Pastor: Ann Hultquist
Unity of Austin
Austin, Texas
Pastor: Anna Shouse
Memorial Episcopal Church
Baltimore, Maryland
Pastor: Grey Maggiano
Way Collective
Santa Barbara, California
Pastor: Tim Burnette
St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Cary)
Cary, North Carolina
Pastor: George Adamik
The Church of Saint Mary of the Harbor
Provincetown, Massachusetts
Pastor: Rev. Terry R. Pannell
Central Presbyterian Church (Austin)
Austin, Texas
Pastor: Katheryn Barlow-Williams
St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Pastor: Paul Lebens-Englund
Trinity Episcopal Church (Houston)
Houston, Texas
Pastor: Hannah Atkins
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Evanston, Illinois
Pastor: Jeannette DeFriest
St. Matthew's Anglican Church
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Pastor: Rev. Gwen McAllister
New Union Christian Church
Versailles, Kentucky
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Deborah Phelps
LaSalle Street Church
Chicago, Illinois
Pastor: Laura Truax
Lakeshore Baptist Church
Waco, Texas
Pastor: Kyndall Rae Rothaus
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (Phoenix)
Phoenix, Arizona
Pastor: Troy Mendez
Peace UCC - Webster Groves
Webster Groves, Missouri
Pastor: Rev. Wendy Bruner
Bethany Presbyterian Church
Spokane, Washington
United Christian Church of Renton
Renton, Washington
Pastor: Dick Talley
Unity Church of the Cumberlands
Cookeville, Tennessee
University Baptist Church (Austin)
Austin, Texas
Pastor: Stephanie Cooper
Grace Episcopal Church (Alexandria)
Alexandria, Virginia
Pastor: Rev. Robert H. Malm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville
Huntsville, Alabama
Pastor: Alice Syltie
St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church (New York)
New York, New York
Pastor: Dean Wolfe
Second Presbyterian
Nashville, Tennessee
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Mary Louise McCullough
All Saints' Episcopal Church
Richland, Washington
Pastor: Rev. Jane Schmoetzer
Christ Church Cathedral (Lexington)
Lexington, Kentucky
Pastor: The Very Rev. Carol Wade
House Church Tulsa
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Pastor: Bonnie Lebak
The Brick Presbyterian Church
New York City, New York
Pastor: Dr. Kimberly L. Clayton
St. George's Episcopal Church (St Louis Park)
St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Pastor: Rev. Thomas Gehlsen
Easter Lutheran Church
Eagan, Minnesota
Pastor: Kristen Capel
Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Memphis, Tennessee
Pastor: The Rev. Amy George
St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
Atlanta, Georgia
Pastor: Angela F. Shepherd
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Little Rock, Arkansas
Pastor: Chris Keller
All Saints Episcopal Church (New Albany)
New Albany, Ohio
Pastor: Fr. Jason Prati
Arvada United Methodist Church
Arvada, Colorado
Pastor: Rev. Stephanie Kidwell
Saint Peter's Episcopal Church (Oxford)
Oxford, Mississippi
Pastor: Jody Burnett
Saint Peter's Episcopal Church (Cambridge)
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Pastor: Rev. Sarah A. Connor
Open Door United Methodist Church
Richmond, California
Pastor: Rev. Brian Adkins
Christ Church New Haven
New Haven,
Pastor: Rev. Stephen Holton
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
Columbus, Georgia
Pastor: Grace Burton-Edwards
University Church in Yale
New Haven, Connecticut
Pastor: Rev. Ian Oliver
Upper Room Community
Edina, Minnesota
Pastor: Joe Mcdonald
Saint Benedict's Table
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Pastor: Jamie Howison
New Covenant Presbyterian Church
Albany, New York
Pastor: Kathryn Stenta
St. John's Episcopal Church
Mobile, Alabama
Pastor: Thomas Heard
Broad Street Presbyterian
Columbus, Ohio
Pastor: Amy Miracle
Fullerton, California
Pastor: Kevin Doi
Holy Trinity Parish
Decatur, Georgia
Pastor: Greg Tallant
Episcopal Church of The Annunciation
Marietta, Georgia
Pastor: Paul McCabe
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