Some Monday afternoon notes:
The Internet connection here on campus has been wonky for a couple of weeks, and keeps going in and out. Irked am I.
Catty is sending off more than 150 letters of support to Jane Doe; thanks to all who contributed!
My friend and pastor Susan Russell is interviewed at length on KPFK about all things Episcopal; click here and then on the 2006 05 08 russell link. Lots of interesting things going on in the Episcopal Church these days. Most of the folks in the know I talk to are quite content with the election of Mark Andrus as bishop in San Francisco; he may not be a gay man or a lesbian (as some of his fellow candidates were), but he has solid progressive credentials.
The diocese of Los Angeles, led by a man I know and love very much, Jon Bruno, is suing St. Luke's of the Mountains, a nearby conservative parish that has disaffiliated with the diocese over the issue of homosexuality. I hate to go against my friend and bishop, but my own feeling is that we in progressive dioceses ought to let our traditionalist brethren depart in peace with their churches. Then again, had I been alive in 1861, I probably would have told Lincoln to let the South depart in peace as well. My willingness to choose conflict avoidance over justice doesn't serve me, or the Lamb whom I claim to follow, very well.