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Church Sign Spreads Messages of Inclusivity

"(This) to me is what Christianity is all about." This pastor is using his church's sign to take a stand against intolerance. 🏳️‍🌈⛪

Church signs end the hate, suggest inclusivity

Adam Ericksen is the Education Director for The Raven Foundation. He writes blogs and films vlogs at Teaching Nonviolent Atonement and the Raven Foundation website that explores the intersections of mimetic theory, the news, religion, and popular culture. This church proudly promotes #LGBTQI Rights and gender equality, and challenges the genuine evils of racism, healthcare inequalities and climate change. This unorthodox modern reading of the Bible is reflected beyond their congregation through inclusive and warm-hearted signs.

Ericksen would like people who feel they are ostracized by religion to know that accepting churches can be places of healing and love. The message is bringing together people of all backgrounds, according to Ericksen. Thousands of social media users have been drawn to the progressive political messages being shared by a church in Milwaukie, Oregon, showing support for Muslims, African Americans and the LGBT community. He has received messages of support from atheists, Jewish communities and Wiccans who all share the same goal of positive community relations. Some of Ericksen's signs have a political lean to them but he believes God loves everyone, even people who seem to be acting against the messages he is putting out into the world. He says it is vital to attack policies and not people.

Pastor Adam Ericksen went viral with his inclusive church signs which share bold messages about race, feminism, religious tolerance. From Clackamas United Church in Portland, Oregon, Ericksen says he hopes other churches will begin lead similar conversations around inclusion, compassion and love. Ericksen says he learned the value of inclusivity when his mom died. He says he hopes the signs will spark conversation about the role religion should play in an inclusive society.

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06/05/2019 12:00 PMupdated: 03/03/2020 8:38 PM
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25 comments

  • John B.
    03/11/2020 15:28

    This is the blind leading the blind and the result is that they both end up in the ditch!!!!!! Normalizing mental illness is not a solution it only makes the problem worse

  • Mike H.
    03/10/2020 05:41

    The Bible is a complete book of Negroes it is our history from start to finish and it is our law book. if you cannot live by the laws contained in it leave it alone. Thank you.

  • Robin F.
    03/05/2020 16:36

    The world look's at our outward appearance but God look's at our heart's ❤❤

  • Camp M.
    03/04/2020 23:59

    You are not to fellowship in worship service with those that will not repent of that lifestyle. Homosexuality is sin. Sin is the transgression of the law.1 John chapter 3 verses 4. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of unrighteousness but rather reprove them. Ephesians chapter 5 verse 11.

  • Shelly R.
    03/04/2020 21:08

    Yes!

  • Carly P.
    03/04/2020 03:07

    Your not Christian though.

  • Nevin S.
    03/02/2020 04:01

    endorsing sin- shameful

  • Armida H.
    03/02/2020 01:43

    I love it!

  • Judy M.
    03/02/2020 00:40

    We as Christians are all responsible for loving everyone and letting Jesus do the judging. However, if you are in a Bible Teaching Church it is very clear in the Bible on how LGBTQ is addressed. As an abomination. We are all sinners, I am a sinner. God loves everyone to the point that he gave his only Son to die on a cross for us. it's what you do with what you have learned when you we are saved and what sins we should be turning away from to follow Jesus. And that knowledge comes from taking that leap and reading the Bible, get into a Bible Group, attend church weekly. All I know is we need to draw attention to ourselves to draw attention to Jesus, because life is short, eternity is forever and the stakes are to high not to share the Good New of Jesus Christ.

  • Love G.
    03/02/2020 00:06

    It sounds like democrats agenda.

  • Love G.
    03/02/2020 00:05

    Its true but God said hqte the sin and not the sinner. Thwn if youre a sinner and love to sin you have no place in Gods kingdom.

  • Audrey L.
    03/01/2020 23:51

    Awesome!

  • Steven J.
    03/01/2020 23:37

    Hope you bringing them in to show them there sins and change their lives

  • Leela B.
    03/01/2020 20:53

    He got the cake and eat it all

  • Kristy R.
    03/01/2020 20:41

    The people that have Weaponized Christianity are doing the devils work. Only God will Judge is not the likes of any human. And when they invoke Gods name when they discriminate or refuse to love their neighbors as themselves this is against everything Jesus tried to tell us. So if you are one of those kind of people keep your cult away from me. God says to love everyone.... are you???

  • Dennis M.
    03/01/2020 20:26

    Like Melania jacket said-I don't care do you...

  • David A.
    03/01/2020 20:11

    Jesus set captives free. He didn't tie them up and make a display of their bondages. Jesus does not endorse sin.

  • Danny M.
    03/01/2020 19:47

    thoughts?

  • Chris B.
    03/01/2020 19:14

    this is what religion should be all about if you choose to go to church etc , this is 1 of the saddest videos ive seen regarding this subject , his family do not realise what a wondefull son they have https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqihI1wXMv8

  • Nelson J.
    03/01/2020 18:47

    He looks like professor in la casa de papel