Iglesia Filipina Independiente asks forgiveness from LGBT community, extends hand with pro-equality statement

The Iglesia Filipina Independiente asked for forgiveness from the LGBT community in a statement that admitted that the church has “shown indifference, and have made the LGBT people feel less human, discriminated against and stigmatized.” The Aglipayan statement – dubbed “Our Common Humanity, Our Shared Dignity” – stresses the church’s position that it “must openly embrace God’s people of all sexes, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.”