A new look at St George

The Rev. Canon Andrew Rank shares with us: Leave it to Louie Crew, a retired professor from Rutgers and founder of Integrity, the LGBT organization of the Episcopal Church, that things aren’t always as they seem. This posting of his on Facebook page tells us something about good old St. George that probably few of … READ MORE…

Supported on the shoulders of others

This coming Saturday, I will be deeply honored to receive the Pride Award from Equality California in recognition of the international work we are ALL doing for global equality. The event has been sold out and we are expecting 300 people in the beautiful garden of hosts Joyce Rowland and Pamela Morgan who were also … READ MORE…

But where was the conversation?

I was part of the multitude from St.Paul’s that attended the “conversation” [2 1/2 hours, would you believe!] about gay marriage at the Skyline Church last week.  There were, indeed, thousands in attendance — and the conversation was respectful.  Thinking about it today, I’m struck with the almost diametrically opposed perspectives that were highlighted.  Both … READ MORE…

Thought about the conversation at Skyline Church: a response to Robert Gagnon

The conversation about the Definition of Marriage at Skyline Church Sunday night, July 29, 2012, was held, at least on the surface, in a civil atmosphere. Below the surface there were, however, some strong emotions at work, which was to be expected. My main interest in attending was to observe Robert Gagnon, the very Calvinistic … READ MORE…

More reports about the Skyline event

Susan Hulbert writes: Skyline church asked for no applause or outbursts and said they had a “friendship committee” that would escort violators out. Most people kept to this. Rob Gagnon with degrees from Dartmouth and Harvard wowed the crowd at the church with his scriptural juxtapositions of Jesus words and Old Testament prohibitions to argue … READ MORE…

Fearless Love: a report from Skyline Church

I commend Skyline Church for holding this conversation and for inviting the Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson, Episcopal bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire, and not the latest RuPaul look alike. Bishop Robinson had broad support in the audience, thanks to many Episcopalians who made the trip to La Mesa, including some from as far … READ MORE…

SPC at Pride

St Paul’s and friends fielded over 120 people at the San Diego Pride Parade.  Our guest for Pride and Sunday services was suffragen Bishop Mary Glasspool of the Dio. LA .  We had a great turnout and can honestly say “SPC rocks!” Thank you Bishop Glasspool for joining us for the parade, both services on … READ MORE…

Walk with us on Saturday

Join clergy, parishioners, friends, family and allies as we march in the Cathedral contingent at the Annual Pride Parade! Help show the more than 150,000 onlookers that we mean it when we say, “Whomever you are, wherever you find yourself on the journey of faith, you are welcome here!” We regularly field one of the … READ MORE…

Thoughts on Pride week and war

Most religions seems to get all upset with human sexuality but seems to readily accept violence. What Leonard Matlovich said was a stark and profound confrontation of our totally mixed up values. THERE IS SOMETHING PROFOUNDLY WRONG WITH A SOCIETY THAT REWARDS ME FOR KILLING A MAN AND REJECTS ME FOR LOVING ONE. Anita Wucinic-Turner … READ MORE…

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