Day: May 26, 2009

Reconsidering the initial response to the Prop 8 ruling

From the California Supreme Court’s opinion: Proposition 8 reasonably must be interpreted in a limited fashion as eliminating only the right of same-sex couples to equal access to the designation of marriage, and as not otherwise affecting the constitutional right of those couples to establish an officially recognized family relationship.

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Press turning eye to General Convention

“I think it’s about time we get about the business of having marriage equality in the church,” said the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, bishop of the Los Angeles Diocese. “I am waiting with bated breath to see what happens” at the Anaheim meeting.

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Dean tightening church’s belt

Perhaps owing to its location, the church’s congregation is diverse. “It’s straight, gay, Republican, Democrat, rich, poor, homeless, Latino, Anglo and kind of everybody,” Knisely says. “And they’re very generous.” ~~Dean Knisely

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Gregory’s missionary

‘Ite missa est,’ chanted the tall, olive-skinned priest; from the distinguished congregation came the response, ‘Deo Gratias.’ Echoing throughout not only the already old church of St Martin, Canterbury, but soon to ring out throughout England.

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They also serve who are knuckleheads

The fact is that we were terrible youth leaders. Scott and I had no plan but we genuinely liked the kids even though they were tiring and seemingly impervious to anything we had to say about walking humbly or otherwise with their God.

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