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.

Ryan Willey

Ryan Willey, co-chair of Integrity Saskatoon, said the event is part of a larger anti-gay movement. (David Shield/CBC)

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.