Conservative Friends have differing theological stances on homosexuality. It and the Continuing Anglican churches are primarily made up of people who left the Episcopal Church, partially in opposition to its approval of homosexual relationships and gay clergy. Traditionally, the Christian East has maintained a comparatively non-legalistic view of sin see abovein which homosexuality is spiritually disordered. Evangelical Presbyterian Church . The polity of the United Church of Christ UCC which was formed by the General Council of Congregational Christian Churches and the Evangelical and Reformed Church is such that the views of one setting of the church cannot be unwillingly 'forced' on the Local Churchwhether between congregations or between the upper levels of the church and individual congregations. Lambeth Conference Archives — Reformed Church in America .
The Lutheran Church of Australia and Lutheran Church of New Zealand, which are both closely tied, reject same-sex unions, and affirm that homosexual acts are immoral.
List of Christian denominational positions on homosexuality
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Individual viewpoints do vary, and some congregations may be more welcoming than others. The Southern Baptist Conventionthe largest of the Baptist denominations and the single largest Protestant group in the U. There are, however, a growing number of LGBT affirming Pentecostal churches, both denominations and independent churches. Archived from the original PDF on 29 September In contrast, some Mennonite pastors who performed same-sex unions have had their credentials revoked by their conference  and some within the Mennonite Church USA have had their credentials reviewed without any disciplinary actions taken.
Conference recognises, affirms and celebrates the participation and ministry of lesbians and gay men in the church. Ministers of the General Church of the New Jerusalem are not permitted to marry or bless any same-sex couples. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints LDS Church makes it clear that experiencing feelings of same-sex attraction  is neither a choice,  a sin, nor the fault of the individual  and that celibate LGBT members can have a good standing in the Church. Reformed church in Toronto welcomes active gay l These resolutions are as follows:. Assemblies of God churches insist that those who engage in homosexual activity should cease such behavior, as with any sin. Local Disciples of Christ congregations have also performed same-sex marriages such as the First Christian Church of Davenport although the General Assembly has no official policy on same-sex marriages.