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Old 05-22-2022, 08:25 PM
 
Location: West Seattle
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Seems like every church I see in the city, outside of the non-English-speaking ones, has gay pride flags and some kind of message about tolerance on the marquis. Are there any actually conservative churches left in the city? Not looking to picket outside, just curious. I assume if they exist they're pretty quiet about it.

I know a couple years back there was a Catholic school in Shoreline that fired a teacher for being a lesbian.
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Old 05-22-2022, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Seems like every church I see in the city, outside of the non-English-speaking ones, has gay pride flags and some kind of message about tolerance on the marquis. Are there any actually conservative churches left in the city? Not looking to picket outside, just curious. I assume if they exist they're pretty quiet about it.

I know a couple years back there was a Catholic school in Shoreline that fired a teacher for being a lesbian.
That Mars Hill founder guy was quite a piece of work, burned that place (figuratively) to the ground. He was patriarchal, anti-gay and pretty abusive. This is an older article but interesting about how Mars Hill took off and flourished in Seattle before crashing down. https://www.seattlemet.com/news-and-...e-october-2014
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Old 05-23-2022, 10:39 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Isn't the catholic church still anti-gay? You aren't going to find much anti-gay in a city as liberal as Seattle... nor in many really conservative places either, where the social climate on just about any issue is live and let live.


I feel the need to point out that homosexuality is not contagious and you won't catch it if you see one around your neighborhood. You could always let god sort it out. That is his job, to condemn, not yours.
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Old 05-23-2022, 11:22 AM
 
Location: West coast
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There are lots of good people regardless their orientation.
And as OWS said it’s not contagious .

Me I don’t like to be around extremists or bigots.

Don’t much care for the way Disney is pushing their agenda and I never met a racist that didn’t have serious other issues.

If you enjoy going to church this shouldn’t be an issue.
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Old 05-23-2022, 04:48 PM
 
Location: King County, WA
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(sotto voce) (Psst: don't tell them it's not contagious or they'll show up... )
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Old 05-23-2022, 09:32 PM
 
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My guess the only conservative churches are private home churches. I cannot imagine a real conservative church existing in Seattle, the view conservatives in the city left during covid.
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Old 05-23-2022, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Edmonds, WA
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So I can only speak to my own religious experience - I was born and raised Lutheran and went to a private Lutheran school through 8th grade. There are two subsets of the Lutheran church: the Missouri Synod, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

Even though it may not sound like it from the name, the ELCA is LGBT-friendly and the Missouri Synod is not. As a gay man who grew up in a Missouri Synod church I can tell you that they are 100% not LGBT friendly.

As it turns out there is actually at least one Missouri Synod church in Seattle that “operate[s] in strict adherence to the traditional Lutheran teachings and values promoted by the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod.”

https://www.messiahseattle.org/home

So if that’s true then they are definitely NOT gay friendly. They aren’t going to be overtly anti-LGBT but you can’t be Missouri Synod and not believe homosexuality is a sin. Again, saying this as a gay man who grew up with this particular brand of Lutheranism.

I will say however that the vast majority of Lutheran churches in Seattle (and there are quite a few due in no small part to the large Scandinavian community here) are ELCA and very gay friendly for the most part.
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Old 05-24-2022, 09:48 PM
 
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Isn't the catholic church still anti-gay? You aren't going to find much anti-gay in a city as liberal as Seattle... nor in many really conservative places either, where the social climate on just about any issue is live and let live.


I feel the need to point out that homosexuality is not contagious and you won't catch it if you see one around your neighborhood. You could always let god sort it out. That is his job, to condemn, not yours.
See one around? lol.
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Old 05-25-2022, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Olympia Wa USA
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Philadelphia church in ballard?
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Old 05-26-2022, 09:00 PM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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Well, anti LGBTQ churches still exist in the Seattle area. IMO, they are not common, but accepting and not restrictive.
One of Seattle’s attributes is welcoming all religions and beliefs, the way it should be.

Last edited by pnwguy2; 05-26-2022 at 09:08 PM..
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