"God LOVES you and the ones you LOVE!"
This is the message of SoCalLutherans and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.The real message of the gospel is that Christian faith is a gift of love- not hatred,joy- not dread, hope- not defeat. God is love! God hates no one, since God made us as we are! Lutherans Love!
If you are not familiar with Lutheran Christians, it is important that you realize: we are not part of the “religious right”. We believe God reaches out to us to bring us into relationship with God. God’s grace is a free gift to all people who wish to receive it. All people. Including the beloved children of God who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, curious…even straight!
Welcoming churches in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America are known as Reconciling in Christ. What this means is these churches wish to reconcile people who have been kicked out, shamed or ostracized from church experiences because of their sexual orientation or gender identification. We believe we are all members of God’s family, and those of us who have been made to feel “less than” can now be reconciled with God’s family in these churches.
SoCalLutherans.com is the website of the Los Angeles chapter of Reconciling Works, a national organization which is working for the full inclusion of lesbian, gays, bisexuals and transgender person into the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.