Auckland's Rainbow Church welcomes their haters

Auckland's Rainbow Church welcomes their haters

In the media, the words church and controversy often go together.

It's often the hard-line, fundamental religious groups which make headlines most often; whether it be the Catholic Church mentioning women's rights or New Zealand's Destiny Church talking about money.

But one church in Auckland is causing controversy in a different way.

The debate over homosexuality in the church is hard to ignore and Auckland's Rainbow Community Church is making headlines.

It's welcoming gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people but also calling on their haters, of which there are many, to join the congregation.

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