California is a Christian state, but it was not always that way.
A large chunk of its population, including many who immigrated from Latin America, immigrated during the Great Depression.
During the Depression, churches were shuttered, while some others, including a few that had long existed, were converted into community centers or laundries.
Those conversions didn’t end with the arrival of the Civil War, though.
In fact, they’ve continued to flourish.
When California became a majority Christian state in 1976, the number of churches was almost exactly the same as it was in 1970.
And now, California is home to some of the nation’s largest Christian congregations, and it’s a religious home.
When the state became a minority Christian state during the Civil Rights era, many of the churches that once existed were closed.
As of 2020, only a few churches remained in the state.
But in some cases, the churches have been in operation for generations, and they’ve become more welcoming to the LGBT community.
In the early 1960s, about 70 percent of California’s churches were African American, according to the California Historical Society.
The churches have long held more than 2 million congregations.
But those churches have also faced significant challenges in the years since.
In 1970, the state’s largest Catholic church, Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, was forced to close by the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled that the church’s tax-exempt status had to be reviewed by the state government.
The decision also said that churches could not be taxed for political activities.
The church appealed the ruling, and a lower court later reinstated the tax-exemption.
However, the case ended up being a turning point for the churches.
As the Catholic Church in California grew, so did the number and presence of the LGBT communities.
In 1980, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that LGBT groups had begun coming to San Francisco for the first time.
The first church in the Bay Area was called The Mission, but by the mid-1980s, gay and lesbian people in the city were beginning to identify themselves as LGBT and seek to find their place in the church.
It wasn’t until the late 1990s that Missionary was re-opened.
Since then, the church has grown from a handful of churches to more than 400, and now it is home not only to the largest LGBT congregation in the world, but also to a large number of the country’s largest churches.
Today, Missionaries has an active membership of more than 1.4 million, including gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer people, according the Missionary Society of San Francisco.
But the church still has its fair share of challenges.
Missionaries also faces the challenges of the religious right.
Many churches that have operated in California for decades are still viewed as being right-wing, and many of them have had to battle the civil rights movement and other political changes in the country.
In 2010, the Missionaries faced another challenge, this time in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Association of University Professors and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The ACLU alleged that Missionaries discriminated against its LGBT members by not allowing them to take part in any events that promoted LGBT rights, like Pride parades.
The suit was dismissed in the fall of 2015, but the ACLU decided to appeal the ruling.
In 2016, the Supreme Court denied the request for rehearing, and the Supreme Courts decision on gay rights is expected to be heard in January.
However androgynous church, gay marriage and gay rights Now that gay marriage has been legalized in the U, some churches are taking a more conservative stance.
While Missionaries is one of the oldest gay-friendly churches in the United States, it’s also one of several gay-rights groups that have taken on some of its older members.
In 2017, the Southern Baptist Convention and other Southern Baptists joined with the National Baptist Convention, which had opposed gay marriage before the Supreme U. S. Court decision.
That led to a rift between the churches, and in June 2018, a former Missionaries pastor was sentenced to 10 years in prison for violating the civil union law by having a relationship with a married same-sex couple.
On the flip side, the National Organization for Marriage, an anti-LGBT group, has taken aim at Missionaries, as has the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian group that has been in the forefront of anti-gay activism.
The Family Research council and the FRC have both said that Missionars anti-homosexual policy is a reflection of the “deeply held religious views of many congregations.”