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Review for The Gay Christian Network, Raleigh, NC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

If I had to describe the work of GCN in one word it would be: reconciliation. The Gay Christian Network helped me reconcile my faith with my sexuality when I thought it would never be possible. I believed that I would have to live the rest of my life torn right down the center of who I am. I found GCN, almost accidentally, at a time when I wasn't sure I wanted to continue to live if living meant that I would have to never be completely me. I am thankful for the forum to be able to express myself, and the network of other Christian gay people whose presence is a reminder to me that God sees past what humans often can't. In addition to my personal experience, I believe GCN is making a profound impact in the area of reconciling the church with its gay members who have had to hide in the shadows for fear of their own brothers and sisters in Christ. GCN helps gay Christians experience their faith completely, and realize that they are a complete part of the body of Christ - a birthright of all believers as a result of their faith. This is changing how the "family feud" in the church is fought. People who are whole, and have real and vibrant faith, reach out in love and break down walls that anger and resentment never can.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

It was extremely instrumental in saving my life!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

passionate, compassionate, thoughtful, sincere, encouraging, and loving.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Save even more people from lives of despair! GCN could host more events, produce more material, and expand opportunities for connecting with people through its website and other outlets.

Ways to make it better...

I would have found GCN sooner!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

not being as well known as it should/will be. Also, being a largely electronically-connected group, I am concerned that it doesn't get the consistent support it could use to grow.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I thank God for GCN.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Client Served & I became a member of the network.