Day: May 23, 2014

Will the Boy Scouts be next?

Robert M. Gates, the former secretary of defense and director of the Central Intelligence Agency, was elected president of the Boy Scouts of America on Thursday. As Secretary of Defense, he led the military in the dismantling of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”. Will he lead the Scouts to change its policy on gay Scouts and leaders?

Why marriage equality is winning

What a difference a decade makes! Ten years ago when Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex marriage, there were predictions of the end of the world, 11 states passed bans on same-sex marriage –that are now being struck down as unconstitutional–and the fervor swayed a presidential election. So what changed?

The clergy as marital agents of the state

In celebrating the legalization of same-sex marriage in Oregon, Bishop Michael Hanley of the Diocese of Oregon, of the diocese about whether it is appropriate for clergy to function as an agent of the state with regards to marriage.

Judging Not

Friday, May 23, 2014 – 5 Easter, Year Two [Go to Mission St Clare for an online version of the Daily Office including today’s scripture readings.] Today’s Readings for the Daily Office: Psalms 106:1-18 (morning) // 106:19-48 (evening) Leviticus 23:1-22 1 Thessalonians 2:1-17 Matthew 7:1-12 In my own spiritual life, I don’t spend a lot …

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