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A Response to an Unwelcoming Church

A South Carolina man and his service dog was recently denied access by a church. My colleagues and I were shocked. As my friend, Steve wrote: “Every time I start to think that churches are finally starting to “get” the idea of welcoming kids and adults with disabilities, some elder board dreams up an absurd policy that convinces me I’m wrong.”

My service dog and I was too denied access to a church years ago, and the lessons I learned from the experience strengthen my faith and helped me understand how to approach this issue with churches. I have yet  used these arguments with a church, but I think I’m on solid ground.

The excerpt below is from my book, In the Accessible Church (self published, 2013). I post this as a response to the church and to further educate the faith community.


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One thing I’ve been wanting to do is to present one of Mephibosheth Ministry’s workshops, Exploring the Needs and the Opportunities that Exists between the Christian and Persons who have   Challenges, as a blog. This would allow me to do several things including making it more available and writing it out for future readers. Continue reading Workshops