June 19, 2018
In 2005, the General Synod of the United Church of Christ voted to support marriage equality. You may remember the consternation and dismay amongst some UCC churches and members. Then, only one state (Massachusetts) had legalized same-sex marriage. In the following years, more states legalized same-sex marriage, and in June, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution allows same-sex couples to marry, effectively overturning remaining restrictions in all states. This illustrates one example of progress, but we are now at a point where hard-won victories are at risk.
This Sunday, the 44th annual Seattle Pride Parade takes place. Participate and celebrate! Allow extra time to get to church and wear your PRIDE! – Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian
Read these books and watch the DVDs (and more) from Plymouth Library:
When we rise: my life in the movement/Jones, Cleve. 306.76 JON
Gay America: struggle for equality/Alsenas, Linas. 306.76 ALS
Milk/DVD F MIL
Gay Soul: finding the heart of gay spirit and nature with sixteen writers, healers, teachers, and visionaries /Thompson, Mark. 305.3896 THO
GLBTQ : the survival guide for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning teens /Huegel, Kelly. YA 306.766 HUE
It gets better: coming out, overcoming bullying, and creating a life worth living /Savage, Dan 306.76 SAV
In the Church:
A pilgrim's way /Righter, Walter C., 283.092 RIG
Stranger at the gate: to be gay and Christian in America /White, Mel. 261 WHI
Ministry among God's queer folk: LGBT pastoral care/Kundtz, David. 259.086 KUN
Trans-gendered: theology, ministry, and communities of faith/Tanis, Justin Edward. 230.0866 TAN
Courage to love: liturgies for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community/264 DUN
Plymouth Church is open to the public Thursday, February 14, beginning at 9 am.
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