Tonight, the LGBT faithful of the Episcopal Church are experiencing the end of Good Friday... finally!
Tonight, we are entering Easter.
Our House of Deputies, again, overwhelming approved D025, effectively ending the season that began with B033 and denied LGBT people the opportunity to be considered for the episcopate.
Rev. Susan Russell of Integrity hails this vote as a step toward truth and inclusion.
"Today's action put the 'Amen' at the end of one of the prayers we have prayed for an inclusive church--ending the BO33 'season' by stating unequivocally that the LGBT baptized can and will have equal access to ordination processes in the Episcopal Church," says Russell. She went on to encourage the House of Bishops to also move the Church forward on blessings for same-sex marriages.
Alleluia, allelulia, alleluia!
The strife is o'er
the battle done
The victory of life is won
The song of triumphant has begun