Saskatoon church event creating controversy

A lunch and learn event planned for a Lutheran church in Saskatoon is causing outrage in the city's LGBT community.

LGBT community plans to protest Rock of Ages church event

A lunch and learn event planned for a Lutheran church in Saskatoon is causing outrage in the city's LGBT community. (CBC)

A lunch and learn event planned for a Lutheran church in Saskatoon next week is causing outrage in the city's LGBT community.

The Christian Counselling Services event at the Rock of Ages church will feature a lesbian speaker. She plans to share her message of celibacy for gay people.

Members of the LGBT community in Saskatoon are planning to protest at the event.

Ryan Willey, co-chair of Integrity Saskatoon, said the event is part of a larger anti-gay movement.

"I've experienced this in other churches and stuff and it's kind of like this sugar-coated way of producing fear onto people with same-sex attractions in the LGBT community," Willey said.

Rock of Ages Church says it does not condone gay and lesbian lifestyles. The church also tells CBC that it is not trying to pass judgment by hosting this event.

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