And I am sorry to say that he is anti-equality.
As some of you know, my ultimate hope is that GCI grows to rival the size of GCN as an organization and become a physically present body and not just a blog. So I have undertaken the responsibility of contacting pastors within my region and seeing what I can give to the next editor in the form of advice and organization influence and maybe even finances. So far I have only spoken to my Church (SDFC) on Nazarenes for Equality and the Presbyterian church I mentioned before. But as you can imagine the going is slow, but not unworkable.
But back to my discussion regarding the Presbyterian pastor.
He does come from a very conservative generation and when I spoke to him, he didn’t seem to have ever truly encountered an opposing argument (he has met Mel White and knows of More Light Presbyterians, however) that was well formed. When I spoke with him, did not seem to be able to retort to most of my points. Instead, he occasionally resorted to conjecture or simply did not have a counter-argument.
Considering that he attended Seminary in the 70’s, it is not suprising this is the case.
But he was very loving and civilized no less, and I do pray that I helped plant the seeds of understanding with him from our discussion!
What: I’m giving an hour talk/seminar on the ‘Side A’ (Pro-GLB) argument, whilst explaining ‘Side-B’ (Celibacy-Only) argument and why Side-X (“ex-gay”) is unacceptable in the Church. I will also go over some of the science behind homosexuality.
When: 12:30-1:30pm, Sunday March 25th
Where: 3900 Lomaland Drive, San Diego, CA 92106 (Youth Room)
Why: To promote full acceptance and equality within the Church.
Hope to see you all there!