By Haley Yarborough

Mountain Lakes Presbyterian Church to raise Pride Flag


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The Pride Flag with the words "You Are Loved" will be raised in a ceremony 10:30 a.m., Sunday, June 12 at Mountain Lakes Presbyterian Church. The church has handed out stickers like this for the past year.

SEELEY LAKE - The Mountain Lakes Presbyterian Church (MLPC) will raise the pride flag on June 12 at 10:30 a.m. to welcome members of the LGBTQ+ community and honor Pride Month. The plan was set into motion May 8 when members of the Mountain Lakes Presbyterian Church council unanimously approved a proposal to fly the flag year-round. 

The pride flag, or rainbow flag, has been an iconic symbol of solidarity, inclusion and acceptance for the LGBTQ rights movement since the 1990s. Out of the 18 Presbyterian churches and two new worshiping communities across northwest central Montana, Mountain...

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WindingTrails writes:

I disagree entirely with a church flying a 'pride flag.' We are told with regard to sexual sins to go forth and sin no more.' Taking pride--read: unrepentant sin--is specifically warned about repeatedly throughout the New Testament. We also read in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10: 'Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.' By encouraging active and ongoing sin, you are leading people astray and have failed entirely the mission of any real church. Romans 12:2 might be worth considering, as you have collapsed and are entirely about conforming to the world and its sin and fallen state. Dismiss this if you will, but you have to ignore the Bible in order to do such. It is one thing to welcome a gay individual into the church--as we should. It is entirely another to welcome homosexuality. It is just the same were a church to encourage alcoholism, or theft. Thieves, alcoholics, sinners are welcome, and indeed, we are all sinners, and we all fall short. But we are not to embrace sin, even as we all fall into it.


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