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Houston Voice, No. 825, August 16, 1996 - File 021. 1996-08-16. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 3, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/17028/show/17015.

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Title Houston Voice, No. 825, August 16, 1996
Contributor
  • Bell, Deborah Moncrief
Publisher Window Media
Date August 16, 1996
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Transcript 20 HOUSTON VOICE / AUGUST 16. 1996 Advertise your hurch here! Call 529-8490 VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! Omega House, an eight bed residential hospice for individuals in the terminal stages of AIDS. Volunteers are currently needed on weekdays to help with supportive functions such as cooking, housekeeping and administrative assistance. If you are interested, please call Claudia Commo at 5231146. Catch The Bering Spirit - A Place for Everyone jlk Bering Memorial flP' United Methodist Church A Reconciling Congregation Where persons - regardless of sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, age - fully participate in the church's life and ministries as loved disciples of Christ. ^ Sunday School 9:30 am Sunday Worship ... 10:50 am 1440 Harold at Mulberry (713) 526-1017 (Paid Advertisement) Rev. Janet Parker ASK THE PASTOR Q: "DO YOU BELIEVE THAT BEING GAY IS A CHOICE? IS BEING GAY SIMPLY THE LIFE STYLE THAT SOMEONE CHOOSES OR ARE WE MADE THAT WAY?" A: The best person to ask is a gay person. Most people who are gay will tell you that it is not a choice. Many people have recollections about their sexual orientation as early as age two or three. Other people delayed in.dealing with their sexual orientation in hopes of fitting in with society. Marriage has been experienced by many gay/lesbian people with little success. For a person who has chosen not to act upon their gayness. they generally end up living a celibate life. Many do not marry. If it was a choice, it seems that a person would be able, with intervention, to make justments to live in the heterosexual world and be happy. Unless a person is bisexual, they would probably not be content in the heterosexual world. Why would a person choose to be gay when: 1. it is frowned upon by society, 2. there is significant discrimination, 3. relationships are not recognized by the legal system and the church at large, 4. families disown members because they are gay, and 5. churches tell gay people that God condemns them for "being gay." My own personal experience tells me that being gay/lesbian is not a choice. What becomes a choice for us is to learn how to be al! that God has designed for us to be as gay/lesbian peoplt We do this by connecting with God, our Creator. We can then learn to celebrate ho we are instead of defending who we are. We need to face fear and hatred by others and not be ashamed. I do believe that God made a diversity of sexual orientations. Why are we to judge another person if they do not conform to our own standards? If an individual can settle the issue, that it is not a choice, then I believe that they can then go on in life and be very fulfilled. One needs to surround therhself with a community of affirming and supportive people. When a person finds a good, healthy role model in the gay/lesbian community, they have found a good thing. Many people come to our church to see if a person really can be gay and Christian. People are searching to find someone who defies the stereotype of what the world thinks a gay/lesbian person to be, simply because they do not fit the mold. I pray that you will find peace in your heart about being gay/lesbian! Jesus Christ is the one who can give you that peace, We must learn to love ourselves and the One who made us this way! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASK THE PASTOR A QUESTION, WRITE: REV. JANET PARKER, MARANATHA FELLOWSHIP MCC, P.O. BOX 667032, HOUSTON, TX. 77266-7932 Church Calendar of Events Friday-8/16 * "Your Sacred Self"—study group using the best seller by Wayne Dyer. COME learn more about your sacred self, sacred sisters & brothers. & the sacred, loving Creator God who made it so. At Kingdom Community Church 862-7533 * Catholic Mass at 10:00 a.m. at Kolbe Project 522-8182 Saturday-8/17 Sunday-8/18 * Maranatha Fellowship Metropolitan Church Services "A Study in the Gospel of Mark" and "The T Factor," (How to be a positive influence on others as a witness for Christ) at 10:00 a.m. Praise and Worship, Ministry of the Word. Drama and Personal Ministry. 11:00 a.m. at Maranatha Fellowship 528-6756 * MCCR worship services 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. 861-9149 * Worship Service 11:00 a.m. at Faith and Hope Fellowship 773-4429 * Grace Lutheran Church Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. 528-3269 i Unit i Univ day Sei 5200 t 9:30 a :rsalisi Church Si and 11:30 526- rship s * Services ai 5:30 pm Dignity Church 880-2872 * Community Gospel Church worship service at 11:00 a.m. & 7:00 pm 880-9235 * Houston Mission CI 10:30 a.m. 529-8225 * Kingdom Community Church worship service at 11:00 a.m. Sunday School at 10:00 a.m. 862-7533 "The Celestine Prophecy. An Experiential Guide" at 10:00 am * Ecumenical Catholic Church Mass al 10:15 a.m. 526-8095 * Covenant Baptist Church Worship service 1:30 pm and education hour at 3:00 pm 668-8830 ' Bering Memorial United Methodist Church Worship service. 10:50 a.m. Seekers class 9:15 a.m. 526-1017 Monday-8/19 Rf KINGDOM COMMUNITY CHURCH Catch a glimpse of the Kingdom of God Sunday School - 10 A.M. Sunday Worship Service - 11 A.M. Wednesdays: A Course in Miracles - 7:30 P.M. 4404 Blossom at Snover a 713-862-7533 m -n LLOWSHIP Metropolitan Community Church PRAISING • TEACHING ENCOURAGING SUNDAY <<*** An evangelical ministry with celebration services of Praise, Prayer and Study of God's word. Bible Class: 10am v ^ 3400 Montrose, Suite 600 (Handicap accessible) (Montrose at Hawthorne) For info, on weekly home groups, call 528-6756 ' * Catholic Mass at 7:30 pm Kolbe Project 522- 8182 * MCCR Handbell Choir Rehearsal at 7:00 pm 861-9149 Tuesday-8/20 * MCCR: Empowerment for Living support group & pot luck dinner at 6:00 pm, Gloryland Singers at 8:00 pm. The Gospel Ensemble ?Mk 6:00 pm 861-9149 W * PROTECT meets at Bering Church. 520-7870. * Small home groups meet to sing, share their faith and pray for one another at 7:30 p.m. These groups are open to all people, Maranatha Fellowship ai 528-6756 for location each week. Wednesday-8/21 * MCCR Bible Study 7:30 pm 861-9149 * Worship Service 7:30 pm at Faith and Hope Fellowship 773-4429 * MCCR: Jubilation Mixed Ensemble meets at 6:30 pm Midweek uplift service al 7:00 pm, Bible Study, Lecture Series & Choir Rehearsal 7:30 pm 861-9149 * "A Course in Miracles"—Study Group using the book, published by the Foundation for Inner Peace, which is aimed at removing the blocks to our awareness of one's presences* Kingdom Community Church 7:30 pm 862^ 7533. * Ecumenical Catholic Church Mass at 7:00 pm 526-8095 * Small home groups meet to sing, share their failh and pray for one another at 7:30 p.m. These groups are open to all people. Maranatha Fellowship al 528-6756 for location each week. Thursday-8/22 * Bible Study 7 Pm At Faith And Hope Fellowship 773-4429 * Community Gospel Church worship service 7:30 pm 880-9325 * Healing Service and Anointing al Kolbe Project, 7:30 p.m. 522-8182 * AIDS Affected Group meets at Community Gospel Church. 7:00 pm 880-9235. if you want an event listed in this section, please call 529-8490 . COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHURCH 'A &MK& 'SuUt «* 4«te" 501 E. 18th @ Columbia • Houston, TX *Sun. i»~t|:00am PRAISE & WORSHIP Sun. If 7:00pm EVENING service Tues. • 7:00pm AIDS Affected Group Thurs • 7:30pm MIDWEEK SERVICE GARAGE SJ\LE 17th 7-1! j noon Signed for the Deaf Put* - 0H, gitUt W3) tmes3s Cod Imii YOU, » Come than Ihe LOVING EXPERIENCE. Serving the Gay, Lesbian, Bi-»ml r.emmiinit" ot Catholic. & Friandt. Become t tart of Dignity U.S.A. SERVICES Saturdays 7:30 pm Traditional Mass Inclusive liturgy celebrated. Call and press 4 for our Social Events & Schedules. Todos bienvenidosl (Full details in VS - V6 Gay and Lesbian Yellow Pages) In the Heights 1307 Yale Ste. H Phone 880-2872
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