Erase legalistic lines

When we can surround our neighbors with the love and acceptance that each of us desires, then we will be true followers of Jesus. Lowell Nofziger (Letters, May 7) speaks my mind in asking why our Jesus communities even need to be discussing legalistic lines to be drawn about full in­clusion of LGBTQ people into our Mennonite embrace.

I remember past questionings about whether a person in the military could be a legitimate Mennonite church member. Now, we have lovingly chosen a retired military person, Glen Guyton, as executive director of Mennonite Church USA. I’m blessed by 64 years of married love. Let’s share our churches’ embrace with all who desire that same blessing.

Charity Gourley, Lenexa, Kan.

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