22 years of fighting and praying and moving on into a new vision.
22 years since the church was shocked (and in some cases rocked) by the result of a vote.
22 years ago today, August 24 2010, THIS story made the news.
THe decision to state that sexual orientation was irrelevant in terms of one's fitness for ministry was not made easily. And the next several years were years of turmoil in many places.
But how far have we come? THere are still wide areas of the church where sexual orientation is seen as very relevant. It is still a reality that GLBTTQ clergy have a harder time finding calls. It isn't a reality that we like to name out loud but it is a reality.
Still. 22 years ago we took a giant step. And that was, and is, a good thing.
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