Thursday, February 28, 2008

We're Here, We're Queer...and We're Your Pastor, Your Priest, Your Rabbi, Your Youth Leader, Your Choir Director, Your Organist, Your Wedding Guru

Sorry Bishop Robinson: there have been other Bishops and Archbishops, Cardinals and priests, rectors and assistant rectors, choir directors, vestrymen and women, parish board members, session members, elders, deacons, ministers, pastors, youth leaders, wedding consultants, choir directors, organists, contemporary music directors, Christian educators, liturgists, theologians, biblical scholars, ethicists, pastoral counselors, leading lay men and women, religious life members, brothers, sisters, monks, nuns, janitors, secretaries, missionaries, members of the body of Christ...who were gay before you. Of course, Bishop Gene Robinson has said that he is the first openly gay bishop, not that he was the first bishop.

Am I missing any class or group of people in the Church? If so, count your group infiltrated by LGBT people too. Because we are everywhere, no matter how conservative or liberal, evangelical or non-evangelical, Catholic or Orthodox, Protestant or non-denominational, African American, white, or Hispanic a church is!

Proof of that has come in the latest in the pages of the New Yorker magazine. Episcopal Bishop, the late Paul Moore, was gay. Honor Moore, the late-Bishop's daughter, has written a book on the subject. Listen to it after clicking here.

We're here, we're queer, and, well, just check the list above and circle which one you are!

Peace, Brett

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