Pride weekend

Merriam Webster defines the word gay as meaning, “keenly alive and exuberant : having or inducing high spirits “. In this regard, Pride weekend was a great success in more ways than we might have imagined. Friday night, a contingent representing St Paul’s, led by the Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas, attended the Pride opening rally … READ MORE…

Same Sex Blessings in San Diego

As your Integrity representative for the Diocese of San Diego, I want to share some wonderful news. This past week, Bishop Mathes has authorized the clergy of the diocese to begin blessing same-sex unions. This is a great step forward, one to celebrate. For those who may not have been in this struggle as long … READ MORE…

St Paul’s and Gay Pride: Stonewall Service Award

San Diego Pride has awarded St Paul’s Cathedral the Stonewall Service Award. From the San Diego Pride press release: Since hosting the first national convention on the West Coast in the early 1980s calling for LGBT rights within the Episcopal Church, St. Paul’s Cathedral in Bankers Hill has visibly campaigned against Proposition 8, and enlisted … READ MORE…

Bishop Gene Robinson to visit St Paul’s

I have long felt, as I’m sure have many of you, that the log jam broke with the election of Bishop Gene Robinson in 2003. Not just breaking a logjam of exclusion of LGBT people from all levels of the Episcopal Church, but also a reaffirmation, and a challenge against the shrill voices of the … READ MORE…

Bishop Christopher and the plight of Uganda

Dear Friends: Rev. Richard Bolles, the author of the international bestseller “What Color is Your Parachute?” once said two unforgettable statements to me: “You are living your vocation when everything you have ever done comes into play at this particular moment or on this particular task.” “There are few heroes in the church. When you … READ MORE…

Forum Sunday May 9th: Voices of Witness

The May 9th forum (9am, Guild Room) will present Voices of Witness Africa. In this short film, LGBT Africans tell about discovering their sexuality and about the terrors of coming out to families who are apt to disown them or worse. They talk about their dreams, and their relationship with God. Their straight allies tell … READ MORE…

Report from the Just Love Conference

Bill Cassidy sends us this report about theJust Love conference that exposed and challenged the so called “ex-gay” movement, which was held at the Cathedral on March 6th. The Just Love Conference held at St. Paul’s was both inspiring and informative. Here is a summary of highlights: The morning session In the morning we heard … READ MORE…

JUST LOVE conference: exposing and countering the “ex-gay” movement

The “ex-gay” movement is founded on the idea that sexuality is “just a choice” and is at the lead in opposing GLBT rights in this country. The so-called “ex-gay” organizations are criticized by mainstream medical professionals for the harm they do GLBT people. The supporters of this discredited movement are linked to the Uganda bill … READ MORE…

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