The church I belong to experienced an exodus of conservative members when the church fully accepted our gay members and benefited from their service in areas of leadership. I choose not to leave a church that took that stand, even though the church hierarchy voted to maintain the status quo instead of voting for change. I’ve seen people in our church completely change their positions after becoming friends with our gay members. Our church is one of love and service and acceptance, so therefore for now I’ll stay. Nothing is ever all black or white and for sure nothing is ever perfect.