Friday, February 23, 2007

Steven Charleston

RNS) “This church is either open to all, or it is closed to the Spirit. We either stand for what we know is just and embrace our (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender) members, or we stand aside as justice is denied. There is no easy way out of this choice. There is only a gospel way forward.”

-- Bishop Steven Charleston, president of Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., reacting to Anglican demands that the Episcopal Church stop blessing same-sex unions and allowing gay bishops. His letter to the Episcopal seminary was posted on the blog www.dailyepiscopalian.com.