There was a show of unity in Frisco on Wednesday, one day after the United Methodist Church voted to maintain a ban on same-sex weddings and gay clergy.
Grace Avenue United Methodist Church is the spiritual home to many members of the LGBTQ community.
Several members gathered to pray Wednesday evening.
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Pastor Billy Echols-Richter disagrees with the decision made at the church's worldwide conference.
"One of the things that I think is really important is a lot of people talk about this like it's an issue. It's not an issue. This is about people. Our LGBTQ brothers and sisters are gifts from God," Echols-Richter said.
Support from abroad was a factor in the plan's success.
About 40 percent of delegates were from Africa and overwhelmingly supported the LGBTQ bans.