More and more churches these days say that they are "accepting." But what do they really mean by that?
Do they mean that you can sing in the choir but not hold your partner's hand in church? Do they mean that you can teach Bible study but your lesbian friend can't? Do they mean that a transgender attendee can tithe their paycheck but not give their leadership talents to the church?
RBMCC is different. We are part of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, the first and largest LGBT-focused ministry in the world. Started in 1968 by the Rev. Troy Perry in his apartment in Huntington Park, California, MCC has since grown to be a global ministry in over 40 countries. Open, affirming, accepting, loving, every MCC church worldwide serves an open communion at all services.
Here in Orange County, RBMCC strives to empower people with a positive, loving, hate-free message for all. And while MCC was founded for the LGBT community, our universal message of love and acceptance has struck a chord with a variety of people including straight families and friends of LGBT persons, inter-racial couples, and people just tired of getting a dose of "fire-and-brimstone, you are going to Hell" religion.
While we are far from perfect (and that's why we're here) we believe we have a recipe for worship that will help feed the thousands. And as we've been commisioned by Christ to tell it to the nations, we're not going to stop until the bigotry is gone from the Christian faith, and all people, regardless of who they love, the color of their skin, their gender or gender identity can worship equally and freely without the judgment of their worshipping community telling them otherwise.
Until all are welcome at the greater Christian table, all are welcome, loved and accepted here at ours.
Come feel the love.