Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Thoughtful Sermon

My new friend The Reverend John Kirkley, President of Oasis, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of California has written a thoughtful sermon in which he comments on the recent sex and drugs scandal involving prominent evangelical mega-church pastor, Ted Haggard.

One of the things that bothers me the most about this scandal are the silent victims. Those numerous people, who have been influenced by the evangelical movements anti-gay culture, some who may have attempted the tragic and deeply problematic therapies to alter their sexual orientation, such as those advocated by Exodus International. Hopefully good may come out of this tragedy --- as people like Tony Campolo and Brian McLaren have suggested.

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