Shuck and Jive

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Preaching Is So Gay

Congratulations and thanks to Scott Anderson. He will be Rev. Scott Anderson on October 8th when he is ordained into the ministry of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) He is the first openly gay man to be ordained since the PC(USA) lifted the barrier this past summer. The barrier forbade folks who were not boy/girl married or "chaste in singleness" from getting the stole.

Here is the story:

“It’s hard to believe it’s finally happening,” Anderson said in a released statement on Friday.

Next week, Scott gets the stole. And the church will celebrate that the flame of justice and human decency still is lit.

One of my gigs is to speak to college classes when invited. My message is the same each time and simple...
  1. Be kind.
  2. Treat people as you want to be treated.
  3. Equality and fairness are good for everyone.
  4. Examine your prejudices and move beyond them.
You know where I learned those crazy ideas? From the Bible, Jesus, and Church. The Bible, Jesus and Church may say more than that, but they don't say less than that.

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