For the Mennonite Church USA Assembly in Columbus Ohio (ending on 5 July 2009), Christians affirming of the place and ministry of lesbian, gay and transgendered people in the church have organised an imaginative witness which is likely to catch on in many other organisations and church bodies. Through www.pinkmenno.org, those wanting to show that they believe in the church as a welcoming community are invited to register support and then to wear a pink t-shirt at the Assembly – containing a message that invites those questioning this stance to engage in conversation and dialogue. The idea is to make the concern for inclusive church and the thinking that goes into it part of the event and part of the debate, rather than a ‘side protest’.
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