Monday, February 11, 2008

UCC Do It, Episcopalians Do It, Even Mormons Do It

Amid all the chatter regarding religion and we who are in the LGBTQ "community," (though I'm sure there is little in terms of homogeneity in this family), while we Presbyterians, Methodists, Episcopalians, and folks in the UCC (to name a few) are working hard to change our denominations from within, Lo and Behold: so are the Mormons, a.k.a., the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints folk. Affirmation, the LGBT community in the Mormon Church, numbering 2000 members, want to meet with the new prophet, Monson, and the ruling body of the Church. This is a first initiative of its kind!

Welcome aboard the movement, Mormons! Click here to read more!

I've been in the Bay Area, giving readings and having a discussion about the book with the folks of PFLAG-San Francisco. Wonderful discussion!




Jen said...

Hi, I just found your blog and am so appy I found it. Great stuff! Can't wait to read it all... j

Padre Tom said...

Let us continue to pray for all denominations who are still working toward acceptance of all of God's LGBT children. Affirmation in the Mormon Church (not to be confused with Affirmation in the Methodist Church) is taking great strides. They have been dormant for many years and it is high time they stand up and address this in the Mormon Church - where people are actually excommunicated for being LGBT and families turn their backs on their LGBT family members (even if it is their own child!!).

(The Rev.) Thomas Squiers
Chaplain - Integrity Fort Worth