Ty McCarthy is the Religion & Faith correspondent for The Gayly, the South Central USA’s LGBT monthly newspaper and founder of Nazarene Ally, a non-profit advocating for LGBT inclusion in the Church of the Nazarene. This article was first published in The Gayly regional newspaper, June 2013 issue.
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