St. Paul's is a place where ALL are welcome!
Integrity is a nonprofit organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender [LGBT] Episcopalians and our straight friends. Since our founding by Dr. Louie Crew in rural Georgia in 1974, Integrity has been the leading grassroots voice for the full inclusion of LGBT persons in the Episcopal Church and our equal access to its rites. However, advocacy is only one facet of our ministry. At the national level and in local chapters and diocesan networks throughout the country, the primary activities are:
- worship * fellowship * education * communication * outreach, * service to the church
A Letter to Dr. Laura
The Bible's Suprisingly Mixed Messages on Sexuality
On gay rights, tolerant Christians need to come out of the closet.
LGBT Resources: (Click on name)
GLBT Center of Bakersfield
CSUB GLBTQ Library
Parents, Family & Friends of Gays
Bishop's Committee Announcement
The Bishop's Committee of St. Paul's Episcopal Church has unanimously approved the following motion:
St. Paul's Episcopal Church affirms that it is a Welcoming Congregation, one in which gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, or transgender persons, either singly or with their partners, are welcomed and treated the same as all other persons or couples in the parish. Additionally, being welcoming means that all LGBT persons will be considered for leadership positions, including serious and honest consideration for Holy Orders, without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity. Furthermore, St. Paul's Episcopal Church affirms that the rites "Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage" and "The Blessing of a Civil Marriage" should be available to all LGBT couples. Come Join Us!
Same-Gender Blessing in Diocese of San Joaquin
The Blessing of the Union of Lori and Arcelia Toia, December 8th, 2012. First same-gender blessing of the Diocese of San Joaquin.
You are invited to join us for service on Sundays at 10am and for our coffee hour following service.
For more information contact Lori Toia firstname.lastname@example.org