Fort Worth Pastor Calls Churches to Use Our Bully Pulpits to End Bullying

In a strong Op Ed, Fritz Ritsch, pastor of St. Stephen Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, calls on the church to reconsider and change its “bullying” teaching on homosexuality.

Covenant Congregation in the News

First Presbyterian Church of Evansville, IN, hosted a “Stop the Hate” rally last week that drew extensive local interest while acting on national concerns.

Interfaith Clergy Statement of Support for GLBT Teens

In the wake of a rash of suicides after anti-gay bullying and violent attacks on gay people in New York, top faith leaders signed a pledge “to be LGBT and straight people of faith standing together for the shared values of decency and civility, compassion and care in all interactions.” PC(USA) Moderator Cindy Bolbach and Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons were among the national leaders signing the statement.