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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

More Light Sunday

This Sunday, June 6th, is More Light Sunday. The theme for 2010 is "Believe Out Loud." Many of us believe that it is time to remove
G-6.0106busybody once and for all.

I received in the mail today a stack of blank cards from Michael Adee of MLP. Our Peacemaking Committee will have them available on the Peacemaking table this Sunday and for several Sundays leading up to GA.

Here is what the card says:

Greetings to Our General Assembly Commissioners:

The time is Right Now to remove barriers to ordination for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Presbyterians. Please support the removal of G-6.0106b and other barriers to equality.



City, State, Zip________________

Feel free to add your own message here.

You can order cards or just a send a card or note of your own by June 25 to:
More Light Presbyterians
"Write Now" Campaign
4737 County Road 101,
PMB #246
Minnetonka, MN 55345-2634
It couldn't be simpler.

Not to give the whole service away, but I think we will use these ten affirmations in worship on Sunday:

Ten Affirmations
for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered (GLBT) Spirituality
Completed by the Working Group on Religion and Spirituality
Voices for a New Tomorrow

1. We celebrate the unity we create in the midst of our diversity.
2. We affirm the inherent beauty, worth, and dignity of every GLBT and straight person.
3. There are many paths to the sacred. The spiritual paths of GLBT persons are among
4. The choice is not whether to be GLBT or straight but whether or not to live an
authentic life.
5. Coming out is a courageous and spiritual act.
6. Sexual expression is one of the many sacred ways that GLBT and straight adults can
express the depth of love in their relationships.
7. We support each person’s journey of integrating spirituality and sexuality which
leads to wholeness.
8. Marriage is a sacred union for people who are committed to each other without regard
to gender. Love makes a family.
9. Spiritual leaders must take responsibility to lead, protect, and affirm GLBT people:
children, adults, and their families.
10. No one is free when others are oppressed.
Join us June 6th for More Light Sunday!

Let's make a change for the better.


  1. John,

    I will be blogging extensively on MLP and the upcoming 219th GA, but as a non-Presbyterian, I may get things wrong. Please offer corrections as necessary. Since I live nearby, I hope to be in attendance for at least part of the assembly.

  2. Great! I will check in and link to you!