Kirsten and Phil Beckler, Spring, Texas

We are quite passionate about the issue of inclusion of the LGBT community within the ELCA and within the full community of believers. Our viewpoint can be distilled into one simple question: Why can two of our three daughters walk down the aisle of the church that we have belonged to and supported for 20 years and get to take their vows in a religious ceremony while one cannot, simply because of her sexual orientation? We have committed ourselves to do everything and anything in our power to change that scenario. We will continue to support ReconcilingWorks in its efforts, and we appreciate all of the hard work and dedication of the people in this organization.