We believe in the equality of all people. LGBTQIA2S+ community members are in no way inferior, abnormal, or less than their heterosexual or cisgender counterparts. Therefore, we affirm the humanity of our LGBTQIA2S+ neighbours and seek to include them as equals in all our endeavours.
We believe that homophobia and transphobia are affronts to our Creator God. We stand in opposition to the stigmatisation of people who identify as Queer just as we stand in opposition to racism, sexism, and the like.
We believe that people who identify as Queer should be able to live their lives freely without fear of shame, harm, or punishment.
We believe that love has no asterisk. “Christian Love” should never be characterised by condemnation and judgment, which can still be deeply felt regardless of how carefully worded or well intentioned the church’s statements on the LGBTQIA2S+ community may be. Rather, we believe in a church where people who identify as Queer are loved and accepted, free from conditional statements and impossible burdens.
While we accept that we will not always see eye to eye on every issue, we refuse to engage in judgment or tearing down one another. We will always seek to express discordant views in a way that respects the humanity of others.
We believe reconciliation and healing is needed to bridge the gap between the Christian church and the LGBTQIA2S+ community at large. For too long, the relationships between Christians and people who identify as Queer have been characterised by distrust, cynicism, and even hatred on both sides. Instead of accepting this as the status quo, we believe that this is a situation that can change, and we seek to be catalysts in bringing people together.