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As an independent voice of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer people, Affirmation  radically reclaims the compassionate and transforming gospel of Jesus Christ by relentlessly pursuing full inclusion in the Church as we journey with the Spirit in creating God’s beloved community.
Adopted January 2005


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