Orlando's Joy Metropolitan Community Church, which caters to gay and lesbian worshippers, is having trouble attracting young people to its pews, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

Opened in 1979, the church is now finding it difficult to woo congregants — only one quarter of people aged 18-29 regularly attend church. Compounding attendance issues for Joy Metropolitan is that some other churches have become increasingly welcoming to gay people and their families.

"Joy MCC is going to have to change and adapt or they are not going to be around," said Randy Stephens, executive director of Orlando's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center of Central Florida.


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