INTEGRITY APPLAUDS PRESIDING BISHOP KATHARINE JEFFERTS SCHORI 'S FAITHFUL AND FORCEFUL PASTORAL LETTER TO THE CHURCH
"The Presiding Bishop's pastoral letter to the church was a faithful and forceful response for ALL who want to stop the 'baby' of Anglican comprehensiveness from being thrown out with the 'bathwater' of reactionary homophobia," said Integrity's Immediate Past President Susan Russell. "I applaud her willingness to continue to state exactly where we are as a church today."
"The season of Pentecost is a time to hear and listen to all voices, not just those with whom we agree," said Louise Brooks, Integrity's Director of Communications. "At General Convention 2009, our church took a valiant and brave step forward to state that it will no longer allow the lives and vocations of the LGBT faithful to be bargaining chips in global Anglican politics. The Presiding Bishop has made that very clear in her pastoral letter."
Brooks continued, "In a press conference the day before the Rev. Canon Mary Glasspool was consecrated a Bishop Suffragan in this church, the Presiding Bishop told Integrity that she will continue to work toward reconciliation with those who disagree with us. Integrity promises to partner with the Presiding Bishop in that goal."
"We urge all those who appreciate the presiding Bishop's letter to write her and thank her for her willingness to speak out. Her email address is: email@example.com ," concluded Brooks.
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