In fighting for its building, St. James the Great has shown that a church is more than just a building. It is also its members, however and wherever they manage to gather to create community--even in a park.
In the past few months I have read several agonized reports on the supposed death throes of the Episcopal Church. I have traveled in the opposite direction from those who have left the Episcopal church, and am glad that I have.
While many LGBTQ Episcopalians and their allies are jumping for joy over the Rev. Mary Douglas Glasspool's election as an openly lesbian candidate for the bishop suffragan of the Diocese of LA, the battle isn't over.