Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The clearest explanation of our church's current controversy is explained in this 6 page handout furnished by Progressive Episcopalians of Pittsburg, or PEP. It's an unemotional, very objective document that cleared up a couple of questions I had, a good resource for those who are interested.

On another website I found this image created by a former Southern Baptist of Alabama, who came out of the closet over 3 decades ago and went on to have a successful marriage and career, and who became a leader in the campaign for full inclusion in the Episcopal Church. It's not pretty, but it's true.
For the life of me, I cannot understand why a person's sexual orientation can either criminalize or legitimize that person's relationships. Why should a heterosexual person be given an automatic pass on just about any personal or public involvement, as long as they are known to be straight, and a gay person's relationships are all suspect? As Mr. Kelley said of Father Mychal Judge: He would ask simply, "Is there so much love in the world that we can afford to discriminate against any kind of love?"

Dear Friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7

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