LGBTQ

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March 5, 2002

An amendment to church law that would have permitted the ordination of openly gay and lesbian clergy in the Presbyterian Church (USA) was defeated by a vote of presbyteries at the local level.

“This says we still honor the Scripture and our tradition, despite the message coming from the...

October 8, 1999

I have read with alarm and deep concern accounts of statements by the presidents of Kenya, Uganda, and Zimbabwe which have become a provocation for the harassment and persecution of homosexual persons. Here I am put in mind of the Lambeth resolution which reminds us that homosexual persons are...

October 26, 1998

Matthew Shepard was laid to rest October 16 in the Episcopal church in Casper, Wyoming, where he had often served as an acolyte, but the letters, essays, sermons, vigils and protest marches in reaction to the 21-year-old gay college student's death after a horrific beating have continued....

October 12, 1998

I grieve at the death of Matthew Shepard, and deplore the hate and violence which led to it. My prayers are with Matthew, his family, his friends, and his parish. Matthew was not only a member of our church family, but of our human community. He could have been our child. He was our brother....

July 1, 1998

When nearly 800 Anglican bishops gather on the grounds of the University of Kent and Canterbury Cathedral this summer for the 13th Lambeth Conference they will be bringing more than their vestments. Most will also be carting a satchel brimming with cultural, political and theological concerns--...

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