Sunday, May 04, 2008

how do we get there from here?

I'm back from my trip to General Conference and to see Matt before his deployment, and I'm wishing I knew how to get to somewhere else: away from this horrible war in Iraq, and toward a church that gets over its homophobia and finally, fully includes and affirms gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered folks.

Both seem too often driven by fear--fear we've been tricked into.  And now we have to live in this meantime, trying to get to a better way.


karen said...

Great photo!
Is that Fort Worth?

And good question.

How do we get there from here?

I'm still pondering, but I feel blessed, truly, for the opportunity to see the Spirit move through General Conference.

Reverend Dona Quixote said...

HT, thanks for posting that photo --it's an interesting one.

Thank you also for your comments re the UMC general conference.

I was orginally ordained in the UMC in the North Texas Annual Conference [just next door to Ft. Worth] but resigned my credentials in 1993 to take up ministry in a denomination that was fully inclusive of LGBT people.

I keep praying that the UMC will come around, because then I think the other mainlines at least will follow suit ...

molly said...

Matt and I found the "no right turn on grace street" sign in wilmington, nc.

Zach said...

I can't agree more with your feelings at this point. Good to finally meet you in person at GC.

feminist_mom said...

i love your pic and maybe we need to replace gunbarrel road with grace street here in town! I do like drake lane though....

grace to you and matt this week with his leaving the states for IRAQ.... and grace on your trip wed night..... see u! love, mom
ps i see zach found you!