Friday, May 18, 2007

Panelists Address Homosexuality's Place In Episcopal Church

By Matt Radler
the Daily Northwestern
Issue date: 5/18/07

A panel of clergy, professors and students discussed the consequences and conflicts of the Episcopal Church's acceptance of homosexuality Thursday night at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary.

In front of about 50 people, the Rev. Liz Stedman, chaplain at Northwestern's Episcopal Campus Ministry, led the discussion titled "Beyond Us and Them: How the Episcopal Church's embrace of LGBT people is invigorating its proclamation of the Gospel." The event was sponsored by Rainbow Alliance as part of its series of Rainbow Week events.

Stedman, an ordained Episcopal priest and a lesbian, said the church's public acceptance of gay clergy has brought both spiritual benefits and controversy.

"The Episcopal Church is moving from a position of charity to one of identity," she said. "Rather than feel sorry for them, the problems of gay men and women are really being taken into account."

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