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. Â I felt sadden by this response. Â How can they say they welcome and yet not welcome. Â It didn’t make sense to me. Â I am a Christian and very strong in my faith and have a lot to offer in ministries. Â I am also a licensed and ordained Pastor. Â I’m so disappointed. Â The church has a long way to come in loving, embracing and encouraging who I am, a gay man.