Why Do They Hate Us So Much? [PDF]
"Entreat me not to leave you or to return from following you; wherever you go I will go, and wherever you lodge I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God; where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the Lord do so to me and more also if even death parts me from you."(Ruth 1:16-17)
Relationships, not Policies Make Welcoming Churches [PDF]
Faithful Evolution: The Dynamic Character of Christian Theology in Anglican Traditions [PDF]
A Failure to Communicate? Bible-Talk Among Anglican Christian [PDF]
Rumors are beginning to circulate that the Episcopal Church in
the U.S. might no longer be considered "Anglican" after all. The
Archbishop of Canterbury's Lambeth Commission on ...
Dana and I, only together as a couple for four years, have met dozens of gay and lesbian couples over the last week who have been together in committed relationships for ten, twenty, and thirty years. On Sunday afternoon we went to a joint celebration in San Francisco held for Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon in honor of their fifty-one year relationship and to honor the hundreds of couples who have received marriage licenses over the last few days. There were more than 2000 people in attendance, all dressed in wedding finery for a wedding reception that was long overdue.
The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund is committed to supporting projects that affirm the dignity and equality of diverse populations in the Bay Area. As part of our work to eliminate discrimination against lesbians, gay men and their families we have focused resources to support the freedom to marry, end violence against gay youth, provide legal protections in employment, housing and public services, and to promote full participation in communities of faith.
Jerene and I got an unexpected Valentine's Day present this evening. We received a phone call from longtime friends Moya Watson and Leanne Waldal. Moya was on our staff at Dolores Street Community Services in San Francisco back in the late 80s. Among many of her talents, she was a computer guru who led our nonprofit (and church) into the computer age. We have remained good friends ever since.
Goss, who teaches in the Department of Religion at Webster University in St. Louis, writes of this article: "My intention is to create dialogue about the love and justice of same-sex relationships within the churches and deconstruct the churches’ claims of procreative privilege for heterosexual marriage. This dialogue involves queer Christians who live the gospel and who want to engage in open discussions with their churches about the morality of their sexual lives and their families of choice...