Monday, October 13, 2008

front page




My conservative family reacted pretty well when I broached the subject of the love that dare not speak its name, with my father gently admonishing me to "keep it out of the newapaper". For his sake, I pretty much have, limiting my media exposure to network news cameras at various marches on a series of state capitols, and this blog thing. But nobody reads this, right?

My good friend Father Geoff, on the other hand, in his fight for equality for all, has taken it to the newspaper.

Click here to read his page one interview in today's LA Times

And if you haven't yet donated to no on 8, please do so if you can.

3 comments:

Birdie said...

Nobody reads this? My friend, the rock you tossed into the pond has created ripples that have become waves. And you can't turn the tide without making waves. Thank you for informing the world of this injustice.

SubtleKnife said...

I can't decide between strongly supporting the previous statement or going "birdie called you a tosser, hehehe!"

Seriously, you did well.

(The Rev. Dr.) Tim Vivian said...

Jeff, I'm the vicar at Grace Episcopal in Bakersfield. I sent the article on you yesterday in the LA Times to our parish and posted it on The Grapevine, an Episcopal blog in the SJ Valley.

I'd like to get in touch with you about what's happened. I was persecuted for years by the (now deposed) bishop of SJ because of my support of gays and lesbians. He kicked me out of the diocese because of an essay I published in the Bakersfield paper defending gays and lesbians.

You may get my email address by going to our diocesan web page diosanjoaquin.org and going to the list of parishes. I'd like you to come speak at Grace.

Peace, Jeff. Deep thanks for your courage and blessings on your ministry.