Reconciliation Hopes to Increase Acceptance
Roy Robinson works with the Open Door Ministry, a Missouri United Methodist Church support group for people with alternative lifestyles.
"Discrimination against people that are homosexual is the only remaining form of legal discrimination in the United States," said Robinson, "and it's sanctioned by the church, so we need to change that."
Participants hope the event increases acceptance of homosexuals in the church. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Coalition hopes to take the presentation to churches, schools and local groups throughout mid-Missouri.
Keynote speaker Michael Adee's speech, "On Being Gay and Christian: One Man's Story," starts at 7:00 p.m. Friday in the Natural Resources Auditorium at the University of Missouri.
A workshop on "Effecting Congregational Change" will be 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday in room 208 of the North Memorial Union.
A Seeker's Class will take place from 10:00-10:50 a.m. Saturday in room 202 of Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. 9th St.