“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.”
“If anyone says, 'I love God,' yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.”
—1 John 4:20
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
ReconcilingStories.org invites gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender United Methodists and their friends and family to submit stories about their faith journeys and their fights for equality and justice.
We’ll review your stories and get them up on the site so others can share in your joys, empathize with your struggles, gain insight from your lessons learned, and encourage you to press on.
We offer the entire scale of visibility, from secure, anonymous posting all the way to full contact information with your post. We now support the uploading of audio so that you can tell your story as well. Sharing should be easy, and we hope you find our process absolutely painless.
What is ReconcilingStories.org’s goal? We are working for a United Methodist Church that is fully inclusive of all our GLBT brothers and sisters. Changing hearts and minds in the church will happen, and it will take place one person, one story, one connection at a time. We offer up this space for those connections.