Published : Thursday, June 8, 2017 | 8:54 PM
On Sunday, June 11, marchers will take to the streets around the nation for demonstrations in support of LGBTQ Equality. All Saints Church Pasadena announced Thursday it will be among the march’s community sponsors.
All Saints members, led by staff members Jim Loduha and Kelly Phelan, will join the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles marching contingent.
On the same day in Pasadena, All Saints will offer special intentions and prayers for the marchers’ work and witness. The Reverend Susan Russell will preach at 7:30, 9:00 and 11:15 a.m.
“We will pray that the arc of history we are told bends towards justice continues to bend toward LGBTQ equality and we will recommit ourselves to resist efforts to bend it back by reversing the gains made toward that goal, “ said Russell. “Our resistance is grounded not only in our civic commitment to the aspirational pledge of ‘liberty and justice for all but in our sacred commitment to respect the dignity of every human being.”
The #ResistMarch is described by organizers as “a peaceful declaration of resistance against the gathering forces in government that intend to take away our hard-won basic human rights. We resist forces that would divide us. We resist those who would take our liberty. We resist homophobia, xenophobia, sexism and racism.” The Episcopal Church in general and All Saints Church Pasadena in particular have for decades been agents of change working for equal protection and full inclusion of LGBTQ people in the nation and in the church.
For information contact Keith Holeman, Director of Communications at All Saints Church, Pasadena, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (626) 583-2739.