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Rest of the Best: Houston's 10 Best LGBT-Friendly Churches

It is a common media misconception that an attitude of acceptance and love for LGBT people and a sincere belief in the message of Jesus Christ are mutually exclusive terms. However, if you look at the number of people in the country that identify as Christian (78 percent) and the number of states that have embraced same-sex marriage and other equal rights for LGBT people you will quickly see that that idea is a statistical impossibility. Plenty of Christians tolerate, love, and respect LGBTs as equals, just as many LGBTs are people of faith.

As luck would have it we live in the most diverse city in the United States, and the only one of significant size that sports an openly gay mayor (who is also cool enough to honor a transgender metal musician with her own official day, so there). Those who want to bask in the church-y goodness of God's Love have plenty of options. Or at least ten.

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Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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