Bruce Pettit

I had been away from the United Methodist Church for 25 years. I was angry at the church for not leading the fight for the liberation of LGBT people, as it had led on many other social justice issues. I felt a yearning in the mid-1990s to return, and I saw a flyer that said the Lesbian/Gay Band would play a concert at Bethany United Methodist Church in Noe Valley. I knew that if Bethany allowed such a concert within its walls, this particular United Methodist Church could not be all that bad. I started attending Bethany’s worship service on a regular basis, and now am an active member. The band’s concerts at Bethany still continue several times a year. Thanks, band! My return to the church has been very meaningful to me.

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