Bishop of South Dakota: DioSD is a Safe Place… for Louie Crew and +VGR!
Wednesday, December 20, 2006 • 1:05 am
I have received three letters from folks in the Diocese urging me to vote a particular way concerning an election of a Bishop. I have been told that since the Diocesan Convention voted that this Diocese be a “safe place” that I needed to vote a certain way. That is not my understanding of what a “safe place” is and I chose to vote my conscience in the matter. BUT, I am very happy that folks are paying attention to the Diocese being a “safe place” since that will make it much easier to invite folks like Mr. Louie Crew and the Right Reverend V. Gene Robinson to visit us, Celebrate with us and perhaps learn from us. I am excited that I will be able to take either of these gentlemen to any of our congregations to visit and know that they will be treated “safely” and given the dignity that every human being is assured by virtue of our Baptismal Covenant!!
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