Friday, July 16, 2010

Integrity USA honors the Society of St. Paul

At a recent meeting of the Board of Directors of Integrity, a resolution was passed honoring the dedication of the Reverend Canons Andrew Rank and Barnabas Hunt to creating a fully inclusive church. As members of the Society of St. Paul, they joined Integrity in 1995 and have been major supporters of Integrity’s work to ensure the sacraments were available to everyone, including the ordination of LGBT candidates and the consecration of openly gay or lesbian bishops. A formal presentation will be made to the brothers on Sunday 18th July at the 10.30 a.m. service by Canon Albert Ogle who serves on the Integrity Board as Vice President for National and International Affairs. Albert remarked, “St. Paul’s Cathedral continues to play a leading role in supporting Integrity’s ministry through countless hours of volunteer service and fundraising. St. Paul’s Cathedral gave one of the largest gifts of any congregation and city to both Integrity’s General Convention Fund and the recent tour of Bishop Christopher Senyonjo of Uganda. In their commitment to Integrity and so many other ministries (where the inclusion and care of the marginalized and persecuted is their primary gospel value) Andrew and Barnabas have touched lives from Tijuana to Kampala, from children to seniors and we all follow in their prophetic saintly footsteps”.

3 comments:

SUSAN RUSSELL said...

AMEN! A well deserved honor to some great, faithful witnesses!

IT said...

What a well deserved honor!! My wife and I attend St Paul's. By the way St Paul's will field the biggest contingent at the Gay Pride parade tomorrow--look for the purple shirts. There is more information on the Cathedral blog.

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