Today I attended a membership class to join the church and discovered they say they embrace and welcome gays, but will not acknowledge marriage, even tho it is legal. ¬†I felt sadden by this response. ¬†How can they say they welcome and yet not welcome. ¬†It didn’t make sense to me. ¬†I am a Christian and very strong in my faith and have a lot to offer in ministries. ¬†I am also a licensed and ordained Pastor. ¬†I’m so disappointed. ¬†The church has a long way to come in loving, embracing and encouraging who I am, a gay man.