Madison Presbyterian Church ordains first openly gay minister
Post by Jesse Russell on 10/9/2011 11:27am
Saturday was a historic day for Madison and Presbyterians. Madison's Covenant Presbyterian Church ordained the first openly gay minister in a same-sex relationship. Scott Anderson, 56, was made a Reverend marking a cultural shift in the church. Channel 3000 has a write up of the ceremony and Anderson's journey.
Outside a charity food drive was held which "collected a very large box of fleece and a number of financial donations" for the Covenant's Project Linus. Also collected was five boxes of canned goods for Grace Episcopal Church's food panty.
Unitarian Universalists celebrated Anderson's being ordained outside on the sidewalk respectively singing "we stand on the side of love."
Meanwhile, some people protested the church across the street. More on that below.
We aren't interested in giving additional coverage to the bigots and hypocrites that have become icons of hatred. All we'll add is the lone photo below that essentially defines the absurdity of this group that espouses so much intolerance toward not only gays and lesbians, but also men and women in the armed services and everyday churchgoers. This young lady explained it isn't hypocritical for her to be wearing a Glee shirt, a television show that encourages tolerance of sexuality, because entertainment is everywhere and can't be avoided. Hopefully, she'll one day escape the bubble her family and congregation have created for her and realize the absurdity of the "cause."
Jesse was born and raised in Connecticut, began blogging in 1997, and moved to Madison in 2003. In 2005, he co-founded dane101 along with Kristian Knutson and Shane Wealti. In addition to helping nearly a dozen contributors run this website he's helped launch various events in the city including What's Your Damage?!, the MadPubQuiz of Awesomeness, the Fire Ball Masquerade, Dane101's Freakin' Halloweekend, and more.