9. Be kind. If you wouldn’t say it face-to-face, don’t post it on social media.
8. No whining. We are each enormously privileged to be able to serve in this way.
7. No triangles. Bishop Katharine and I have already promised this to each other. If you’re unhappy with me, come to me about it. I promise I’ll do the same for you.
Aaron C. Davis of The Washington Post tells one family’s story, and in the process captures a) the ways in which laws that prohibit same same-sex marriage harm the children of gay and lesbian couples, and b) how politically potent the message that those children need protection has become.
Ross Murray, director of religion, faith and values at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, suggests that it is not the religious freedom of Catholic bishops that is in jeopardy in the United States, but the freedom of the people who sit in their pews.
Writing in The New Statesman, Mehdi Hasan, political director of the Huffington Post, UK, says arguments against abortion can be rooted in reasoning that politically progressive people should find persuasive.
Updated at bold-facing with the Presiding Bishop’s sermon at the opening Eucharist. Updated again at bold-facing with President of House of deputies opening remarks at 1:20 pm, and a report on the award made to the Rev. Canon Dr. Gregory S. Straub, who will retire as executive secretary of the General Convention of the Episcopal […]
Over a period of several years, I was more occupied in wishing my hour of prayer were over, and in listening whenever the clock struck, than in thinking of things that were good… Whenever I entered the oratory I used to feel so depressed that I had to summon up all my courage to make myself pray at all.
The American Family Association, a conservative evangelical group, has called the anti-bullying efforts “a nationwide push to promote the homosexual lifestyle in public schools” and is urging parents to keep their children home from school on Oct. 30, the day most of the schools plan to participate this year.