Published : Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 11:20 AM
Reverend Ed Bacon, former pastor of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, is scheduled to deliver a special talk at the First Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee, Florida on Saturday, September 30. The event was announced in the Tallahassee Democrat web page.
Bacon’s talk is dubbed “A Church for All of Us: Caring for LGBTQIA+ Youth in Our Congregations.” In this he would explore how churches can become safe, nurturing environments for LGBT youth, especially those at risk of bullying or other abuse, the announcement said.
He would also be addressing recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, and expound on the role of Christians in creating a caring environment for all marginalized people.
Bacon was rector at Pasadena’s All Saints Episcopal Church from 1995 to 2016. A Jessup, Georgia native, Bacon studied theology at Emory University. He was once invited as a guest on “Oprah,” and is the author of “8 Habits of Love: Opening Your Heart, Opening Your Mind,” the announcement said.
The talk would be sponsored by Integrity Tallahassee, a chapter of Integrity USA, a nonprofit organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Episcopalians and straight friends.
The event is free and open to the public, the announcement said. Bacon’s talk had been scheduled at 1:30 p.m.