The Northwoods UU Fellowship Is A GLBT Welcoming Congregation
And as such, encourages the full participation, affirmation, and celebration of persons who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered.
December 30 2008
Today the members present unanimously voted us to be a "Welcoming Congregation." There was never a doubt in my mind as to what the outcome of our vote would be. It is certainly good for us to take this step and express our belief in the worth of every individual. Thanks to all who worked to bring us to this point. I wanted to include the words of Alan VanRaalte regarding our action: "We do not become a welcoming congregation simply by voting in favor of this resolution because it makes us feel good and is the politically correct thing to do. We become a welcoming congregation by being open and receptive to gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders joining our UU family. Anyone who comes through the doors of a welcoming congregation must be made to feel welcome and, above all, safe. No one should be made to feel different. No one should be made to feel merely tolerated. Unless a substantial majority of the congregation feels comfortable with this, then I would rather the resolution fail than to call ourselves a welcoming congregation and not act like it. If we are to be a welcoming congregation, we must feel it; we must believe it; we must act it; then, and only then, can we ever claim it." Thank you Alan for those words. - former NUUF President Terry Hoyt, December 15 2003
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October 23 2009
UUA urges Calif. Supreme Court to overturn Prop. 8
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