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Being Gay Is Not a Sin: A Conversation with Matthew Vines

Wednesday, August 08, 2012
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

GIFTS: An LGBT Fellowship hosts this special event.

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Join us for a conversation on scripture and homosexuality with our special guest Matthew Vines. 

Matthew Vines attended a conservative Presbyterian church growing up. Upon entering Harvard in 2008, Matthew came to understand and accept that he was gay. In conservative denominations, there are only a few options for those in the LGBT community: leave it all behind to possibly find a welcoming denomination, stay and hide out or submit to a reparative therapy program, or leave the church altogether. None of those seemed acceptable to Matthew and in searching for answers for himself, he wanted to help other gay youth in similar dilemmas. After taking a two year leave of absence from Harvard, Matthew undertook thousands of hours of study and research.  In his research he always upheld Scripture as authoritative for Christian faith, and didn’t want to accept easy answers that failed to do justice to the biblical texts. The culmination of the research project was a one-hour video presentation before an audience at a Methodist church in Wichita. Not everyone present was in agreement with Matthew, but in the end, they gave him a standing ovation. Matthew has created a hope for others that do not want to leave their churches or Christian families behind.

Matthew will be presenting on this topic as well as showing portions of the YouTube video that has received 200,000 views in just four months.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions, give opinions and join the conversation at this event.  In preparation, you may wish to view the full video which is available here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezQjNJUSraY.

DVD copies of Matthew Vines' video will be available for sale.

Please join us, and invite your friends on all sides of this issue
, for an evening of discussion and conversation bringing us all to a deeper understanding of this very important topic.

This is a free event, but donations are welcomed

Registration required.
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We look forward to seeing you there!





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