I don’t welcome gay people into my church.
I don’t welcome trans-sexual people into my church, either.
And I don’t welcome black people into my church.
I don’t welcome children or elderly people into my church. Or single people, or married people, or divorced people. Or disabled people. Or women.
Why should I?
To say “I welcome gay people” is to discriminate in my welcome: what conceivable difference should there be between welcoming a gay person and a person who isn’t gay? (or trans-sexual, or black, or divorced, or straight, white & married?)
So I welcome people into my church – because Jesus welcomes people into his church, and mine is just the hand they happen to shake.