Pastor Jamie B. Frazier believes that church is supposed to be a safe, welcoming space for everyone. That’s why he started the Lighthouse Church of Chicago.

Located in the South Loop, the church promotes marriage equality, and preaches the message that marriage is a sacred covenant meant for all people with love in their hearts.

From Chicago Pride:

“I think of the stories of the people in my congregation who have said things like for the first time I see myself in the Bible, for the first time I feel like I’m actually at home, for the first time I’m in a spiritual place where I can feel like I can bring my full and total self to the room, for the first time I feel like I’m actually loved by God,” he said.

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On Oct. 22 Pastor Frazier will stand with members of his congregation, fellow activists and members of the LGBT community and their supporters to advocate for marriage equality.

There seems to be an emerging trend of religious leaders advocating for the LGBT community.


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