I still have many friends, relatives, and neighbors who attend my church. I know many members who are leaving. I know others
You are also committing yourselves to staring at petunias and trees with all encompassing love and compassion, and dancing daily whether you hear drumbeats or internal songs of joy.
“We’re trying to do our part to bring light to this injustice."
"I hope it will promote more open and honest conversation about who we are and whose we are."
Though closeted gay men have been ordained for generations, and more recently closeted lesbians as women's ordination came online, stigma often haunted any clergy person suspected of being a member of the sexual minority. Not long ago, authorizing boards were battlegrounds.
His comments add pressure on the Church of England’s stance on gay marriage. Same-sex couples were allowed to legally wed
"I'm hopeful that the pope's comment about gay priests would maybe encourage other gay priests to come out, as I have a few
I want to tell you about a secret that we have had in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) for many years. Sadly, it came about because many of us have been only able to speak from a place of silence, from the edges of the story.
I am angry at the people who use the abusers to blame and scapegoat queer people. I am angry at all of the people who think that queer people are sexual deviants, sinners, or predators. I am angry that as a queer priest I will always been seen as a double threat.
People don't expect their priests and bishops to lie, but clerics do lie. Some even make a virtue of it. I know this from experience, for I was ordained a Catholic priest on a lie.