(FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM) -- COLLEYVILLE, Texas -- On a Tuesday in January, pastor Katie Lewis was surprised to have even 26 members of the United Methodist Church of Colleyville attend her study group on human sexuality and same-sex marriage.
In a group of mostly middle-aged white congregants, opinions ranged widely. One man said he felt pressure to accept LGBTQ clergy and same-sex marriage from "more liberal" members from the East and West coasts. Others quickly disputed that idea, saying the issue is a concern in Colleyville as well.
"Whether you know it or not, someone in your life is struggling to be accepted for who they are," one woman told the group.
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