Day: January 4, 2021

Proud Boys leader arrested, sued for allegedly destroying churches’ BLM signs

Proud Boys leader arrested, sued for allegedly destroying churches’ BLM signs

Ahead of protests of Presidential election results in DC this week, called for by President Trump, the leader of the Proud Boys was arrested and sued in separate actions in connection with an incident at an earlier protest in DC. NBCWashington: The Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church filed a lawsuit against the Proud Boys and […]

Dr. David C. McDuffie: We the People of the Episcopal Church

Dr. David C. McDuffie: We the People of the Episcopal Church

While the Gospel is not a political platform, it is a radical message of inclusion with political implications.  For example, women’s equality, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, protections for the poor and marginalized are all important political issues, but they are also at the heart of the Gospel. The Good News of Jesus that has been passed down to us through our tradition is thoroughly progressive, not in terms of lining up perfectly with a political platform but in seeking to ever expand the circle of community and equality.  In the United States, a move toward greater equality in all of these vital issues has been achieved either directly through the voting process or through legislative and judicial decisions built upon a foundational commitment to democratic elections.