Jesus extends an invitation to all persons, regardless of their sexual orientation. Therefore, Christ Church Cathedral welcomes everyone to the Lord’s table. For more than 30 years, we have embraced our gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning (GLBTQ) brothers and sisters in Christ as part of our family of faith. Together, we have strived for justice and healing, respecting the dignity of all human beings. GLBTQ persons proclaim the Gospel in virtually every area of our life together as teachers, healers, ministers, and servants.
The Cathedral part of the network of “Oasis” congregations found across the country. These are congregations that have been through an educational process exploring what it means to be explicitly welcoming to LGBTQ Christians and their families. In 2000, the Cathedral signed an Affirmation of Welcome stating our intention to be purposeful in welcoming by advocating for and embracing the ministry, witness, and gifts of all persons in our gathered body. For more information please visit The Oasis Missouri and The Oasis Missouri Congregations Program.
Integrity is a national nonprofit organization of LGBT Episcopalians and straight friends. Integrity has been the leading grassroots voice for the full inclusion of LGBT persons in the Episcopal Church and continues to be “a witness of God’s inclusive love to the Episcopal Church and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.” For more information, go to www.integrityusa.org.