Come join us at one of our monthly gatherings.

2011 Legislative Session

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Shandon Presbyterian Church, Columbia


Senator Joel Lourie, District 22 - Kershaw and Richland Counties


Senator Lourie, who has served in the South Carolina state legislature for the past eleven years, discussed proposed bills in the 2011 legislative session that would impact the LGBTQ community and will also present his assessment of the general political climate in South Carolina. Audience questions/discussion followed the senator's presentation.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Reformation Lutheran Church, Columbia


The Reverend Dr. Herman R. Yoos III, Bishop, South Carolina Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Bishop Yoos gave an update on recent progress by the national Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on creating welcoming environments for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Christians and the progress and challenges in South Carolina. A discussion and opportunity for support and prayers for Bishop Yoos followed.

Denominational Leadership

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia


The Reverend Brenda L. Kneece, Executive Minister, South Carolina Christian Action Council


Rev. Kneece led a discussion on "Denominational Leadership: What's Safe, What's Not." The South Carolina Christian Action Council is the only statewide ecumenical agency--a partnership of 16 denominations--in South Carolina.

Resistance

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Shandon Presbyterian Church, Columbia


The Reverend Dr. Carl D. Evans, Professor Emeritus, Department of Religious Studies, University of South Carolina


Dr. Evans discussed "Resistance to the Church's Stance Against GLBT Acceptance." He encouraged LGBTQ persons to stay in the church, not give up, and continue the struggle, and said, "Resistance that leads to positive change will give the church a deeper understanding of what it means to be church to ALL people."