Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Walking and Chewing Gum

So you have to stand up to send email at Churchwide. I shouldn't complain--there are some 30 computers set up with high speed internet just for us to use.

But you have to stand up.

I guess that's why we're here at the ELCA Churchwide Assembly, listening to debate over whether or not same gender relationships deserve the blessing of our church, and whether or not gay and lesbian persons in committed relationships deserve the opportunity to serve our churches as pastors.

Because sometimes you have to stand up.

So far it is going well. There are many good friends here, and new allies. I would guess that 25% of the people I've seen are wearing the Goodsoil rainbow sashes. That's a lot of folks.

More later. We're off to the Goodsoil reception, and some of those people are stressed. We'd better get there before they drink all the wine. Just kidding. Well, not really.

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