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?
Day: May 23, 2014
Every diocese in the Church of England that held a synod before the deadline has passed the resolution allowing for women to ordained to the episcopate. The matter now goes to General Synod.
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?
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.
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 …