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The Church of the Nazarene was founded in 1908 as a holiness denomination with a strong social justice core. Since 1972, the Church has held a strong anti-gay policy.

At the 28th General Assembly, let us vote to become an LGBT-affirming church, and thus end the cycle of hate, discrimination, and homophobia.

Let's all work together to find a positive understanding of one another. Let us speak the truth in love. Everyone in the Church of the Nazarene should be a Nazarene Ally.

Letter to
Church of the Nazarene Board of General Superintendents
Gold Creek Community Church of the Nazarene, Washington Pacific District Pastors
Sr. Pastor Bethany First Church of the Nazarene, Oklahoma District Rick Harvey
and 35 others
Administrative Assistant to Pastor Rick, BFC-OKD Annette Harvey
Sr Pastor, Pismo Beach New Life Community Church of the Nazarene, Los Angeles District Ron Salsbury
Sr. Pastor, Pasadena First Church of the Nazarene, Los Angeles District Scott Daniels
Administrative Assistant, Paz Naz, LAD Melody Bundy
Jr. High Pastor, Paz Naz, LAD Kara Riggleman
Student Ministries Pastor, Paz Naz, LAD Keegan Lenker
College Pastor, Paz Naz, LAD Wesley Hall
Director of Church Relations, ENC Dr. Stephen Dillman
Vice President for Student Development Vernon Wesley
VP of Spiritual Development & Chaplain of the College, ENC Dr. Corey S. MacPherson
ENC, Coordinator for Music Ministries Jamie Brown
ENC, Campus Ministries Coordinator Jennie Williams
ENC, Student Chaplain Chapel Coordinator Chelsie Maynard
Student Chaplain FUSION Coordinator Katherine Rivera
Ambrose University College, President Gordon T. Smith
Sr Pastor Grove City Church of the Nazarene, Central Ohio District Mark Fuller
SNU, Chaplin Blair Spindle
Eastern Nazarene College, President Dr. Corlis McGee
Point Loma Nazarene University, Chaplin Mark Carter
MidAmerica Nazarene University, President Dr. David Spittal
Nazarene Bible College, President Dr. Harold Graves Jr.
Olivet Nazarene University, President Dr. John Bowling
Southern Nazarene University, President Dr. Loren Gresham
Trevecca Nazarene University, President Dr. Dan Boone
SNU, V.P. of Student Development Scott Strawn
Holiness Today, Editor-in-Chief David Felter
MNU, Chaplin Dr. Randy Beckum
MNU, Director of Spiritual Development Brady Braatz
ONU, Chaplin Mark Holcomb
ONU, Vice President for Student Development Walter “Woody” Webb
MVNU, Chaplin Scott Peterson
MVNU, Administrative Assistant to the Chaplain Diana Tocheff
MVNU, Director of Student Life Travis Keller
General Secretary DAVID P. WILSON
Nazarene Theological Seminary, President Dr. David A. Busic
I am a Nazarene Ally. I signed because I want the Church of the Nazarene to be LGBT-affirming in every way, from policy to pulpit to pew.

In 2013 I want my district delegates to the 28th General Assembly of the Church of the Nazarene in Indianapolis, Indiana to support a resolution to remove the last paragraph of Manual statement 37, and other non-affirming statements that are found in the Manual as well as in the student handbooks of the Nazarene Institutes for Higher Education.

We are all children of God. I want my church to be a safe place for everyone. I want the LGBT community to feel welcomed and loved at my local Church of the Nazarene.

Grace and Peace to you,