What does Kinship strive to do?
Kinship is a support organization reaching out to perhaps those most ostracized by the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church: former and current church members who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered (LGBT). Kinship shares that a different view exists -- a Biblically sound view of love and acceptance.
Commitment to SDA gays—Kinship hopes to lessen the pain that often accompanies the realization that one is gay and a Seventh-day Adventist. We understand the difficulties faced in reconciling one's sexual orientation and spirituality and extend good news that a happy, fulfilling, healthy and Christian life is possible for openly gay people. Kinship is not a "change" or "ex-gay" ministry.
Kinship is also concerned with the special issues facing parents and families of LGBT people within the context of Adventism. And in the era of HIV/AIDS, Kinship provides specialized support for those touched directly or indirectly by this disease.
Commitment to the SDA Church—Kinship advocates for the understanding and affirmation of LGBT Adventists among themselves and within the Seventh-day Adventist community through education and reconciliation. Kinship lovingly attempts to educate the Seventh-day Adventist Church about homosexuality and the needs and feelings of its LGBT members and former members while hoping to eliminate homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
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