Those six Bible verses that folks have weaponized to hate on our friends and siblings aren't really what they say they're about...
Worship is the place where we gather weekly not only to pause, not only for community, not only for spirituality - but root our approach to our whole life together. Join us for our first worship gathering on September 14th at 4:30pm at Friends of the Children. [parking and entrance is located at 65 NE Stanton, between MLK and Williams]
Looking at the life of Jesus, you see him always associating with the bruised, the broken, the left out, the troubling, the riff-raff, the wrong folks altogether. In the Scriptures these folks are typically described as "sinners." And it is true - they were sinners (just like the rest of us!). The reality, however, is that people of faith are too often known for pointing the finger and putting fences around the holy things of God instead of breaking down barriers that exclude people.
Jesus was always about inclusion. And it always seemed to get under the skin of the "religious" leaders.