TEC Leaders and Gay Rights
In one, the TEC bishop of Massachussetts, the Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, and other luminaries of that diocese marched in a parade calling for the protection of equal rights for gay marriages in their state.
(See photo above. That is the good bishop carrying the sign in a cassock, while the dean of the TEC cathedral and a faculty member of EDS also grace the picture on the second row.)
In the other, Bishop Chane of Washington, D.C. and folks from the National Cathedral marched in our nation's capital in a gay pride parade. (Actually, the bishop had a car-the only way to travel!) As the Blade reported:
Leading the religious contingent was Right Rev. John B. Chane, the Episcopal Bishop of Washington, who rode in an open car. Official contingents of at least four of the city’s largest Episcopal parishes joined Chane in the parade, including one from the Washington National Cathedral, over which Chane presides, according to church spokesperson Jim Naughton.
“For us, we felt we should not be timid after what our church has been through recently,” Naught said. ...
Naughton said Chane and the gay and straight parishioners joining him in the city’s June 9 Gay Pride parade believe they were carrying our the best tradition of their faith.
“In a way, this is evangelism at its best,” he said. “You reach out to new audiences. Churches have to make themselves visible to the community.”
Tex resumes: Of course, the Executive Council assured the world-wide Communion yesterday that they very much wanted to continue the "conversation" on human sexuality. I suspect they plan on it being rather one-sided!
Meanwhile take a look at KJS and Bonnie Anderson speaking about the just-concluded Executive Council meeting. It is remarkable. Truly remarkable.