- Oct 18, 2014
Actually, Church of Nazarene does ordain gays. I've read there's no written policy but they've decided that professed gays have to remain celibate.
I've traveled in many Naz. churches,know a lot of pastors personally. I know they would leave the church if they knew this to be true.From their official site...
The Church of the Nazarene believes that every man or woman should be treated with dignity, grace, and holy love, whatever their sexual orientation. However, we continue to firmly hold the position that the homosexual lifestyle is sinful and is contrary to the Scriptures.
We further wish to reemphasize our call to Nazarenes around the globe to recommit themselves to a life of holiness, characterized by holy love and expressed through the most rigorous and consistent lifestyle of sexual purity. We stand firmly on the belief that the biblical concept of marriage, always between one man and one woman in a committed, lifelong relationship, is the only relationship within which the gift of sexual intimacy is properly expressed.