Dear members and friends:
The tipping point toward full inclusion in the Episcopal Church occurred this year! With your support, Integrity USA achieved both of its legislative goals during General Convention 2009:
- We moved our denomination beyond discrimination in the episcopate with the passage of Resolution D025. Consequently, the Rev. Canon Mary D. Glasspool--who happens to be a partnered lesbian--was recently elected suffragan bishop by the Diocese of Los Angeles.
- We moved our denomination forward on marriage equality with the passage of Resolution C056. Already, more bishops are showing "generous pastoral discretion" by allowing their clergy to bless same-gender relationships.
|We rejoice, but the
work is not complete!|
Our job over the next three years is to ensure that the policy changes achieved in Anaheim continue to become a living reality at all levels of our denomination—national, provincial, diocesan, and parochial. In order to do that, we need your help.
As Advent ends, Integrity USA begins a season of thanks that we call "100,000 Blessings." I invite you to share--either in text or video format--how Integrity has been a blessing to you during its 35 years of ministry. I also invite you to express your thanks with a financial gift so that Integrity can continue to be a blessing to others. Our campaign goal is $100,000.
Click here to visit the campaign website, upload a story, and make a donation.
A contribution of $1000 or more will qualify you for lifetime membership. If you wish, you may give in honor or memory of a loved one. Remember that donations to Integrity are tax-deductible.
Wishing you a very merry Christmas,
The Rev. David Norgard