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

Rating: 3 stars  

What GCN does best is allow people who are struggling with faith, or are refugees from a strict Christian Evangelical background a place to connect much like that of a bulletin board system.

I have found that many people who thrive on GCN have little or no contact with other Gay people, or live in an area in which there is little support, or have no interest in looking at alternative ways to connect with a wider aspect of GLBT Christianity. In this role as a save harbor, GCN fulfills its obligation.

For anyone who is out, and active in parish life, GCN can be a bit limiting as the general membership tends to be somewhat insular, with the membership preference to keep save within the confines of the bulletin board over and above examining life in the real world. This may be one reason why GCN prefers to continue a running debate surrounding celibate and non-celibate Christian living. By focusing a group on individual choices, there is no risk in taking chances to literally work to bring about Christ's kingdom of God.

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I am no longer a member of GCN as I found it irrelevant towards my journey in faith.

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I would rotate moderators of their public bulletin board rooms, as it tends to become a bit of a clique. I would ask the board to try and understand other faith traditions, due to their teaching, take an interest in recent events as a way to live out faith,

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