As a follower of Jesus it is your duty to vote, says US Episcopal Church leader

michael-curryThe leader of the US Episcopal Church is calling on all Americans to remember their “duty” and “obligation” to vote.

In a video posted as part of The Episcopal Church’s election resources, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry says it is time for citizens to prepare to elect their new president as well as governmental leaders on a variety of levels.

America heads to the polls on 8 November. The church has launched an “election pledge” as part of its campaign to persuade all citizens to use their vote. Continue reading

Episcopal Priest: LGBTQ People Will ‘Revitalize Christianity’

lgbt-640x480In a recent essay in Salon Magazine, the Reverend Elizabeth M. Edman argues for the power of “queer virtue” to combat “heteronormativity” and revitalize a Christianity that is too wedded to traditional ideas of human sexuality and marriage.

An Episcopal priest and a political strategist, Edman attempts to redeem the concept of “Pride” as central to the LGBT movement and integral to an authentically Christian life.  Continue reading…