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1st Transgendered Priest To Preach At National Cathedral

From a quietly cheering Associated Press:

Without fanfare, Obama advances transgender rights

By LISA LEFF | June 21, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama, who established his bona fides as a gay and lesbian rights champion when he endorsed same-sex marriage, has steadily extended his administration’s advocacy to the smallest and least accepted band of the LGBT rainbow: transgender Americans.

With little of the fanfare or criticism that marked his evolution into the leader Newsweek nicknamed "the first gay president," Obama became the first chief executive to say "transgender" in a speech, to name transgender political appointees and to prohibit job bias against transgender government workers. Also in his first term, he signed hate crime legislation that became the first federal civil rights protections for transgender people in U.S. history.

So now Obama is pushing to be our first transgendered President, as well.

Since then, the administration has quietly applied the power of the executive branch to make it easier for transgender people to update their passports, obtain health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, get treatment at Veteran’s Administration facilities and seek access to public school restrooms and sports programs — just a few of the transgender-specific policy shifts of Obama’s presidency.

"He has been the best president for transgender rights, and nobody else is in second place," Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, said of Obama, who is the only president to invite transgender children to participate in the annual Easter egg roll at the White House…

Unlike Obama’s support for same-sex marriage and lifting the "don’t ask, don’t tell" ban on openly gay troops, the White House’s work to promote transgender rights has happened mostly out of the spotlight…

Transgendered donors must not pay enough. But in any case, thanks to people like Obama our civilization continues to advance.

From a loudly cheering Associated Press:

Transgender priest to preach at National Cathedral

June 21, 2014

WASHINGTON –  An openly transgender Episcopal priest is set to preach at Washington National Cathedral. The Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge, the Episcopal chaplain at Boston University, will be a guest preacher on Sunday. He’ll be the first openly transgender priest to preach from Canterbury Pulpit at the cathedral.

The Right Rev. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop, will preside at the service. It’s part of the cathedral’s celebration of LGBT pride month.

The service will also include readings and prayers from members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community…

Yippee. But isn’t it funny how the June was selected to be LGBT Pride month. June, the month previously associated with heterosexual weddings.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, June 23rd, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “1st Transgendered Priest To Preach At National Cathedral”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    That was the Seventh Seal cracking you heard

  2. canary says:

    There are no priests in the Episcopal church.

    By definition any transgender or Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge is a sexual pervert.

    alter (something) from its original course, meaning, or state to a distortion or corruption of what was first intended.
    “he was charged with conspiring to pervert the course of justice”

    synonyms: distort, corrupt, subvert, twist, bend, abuse, misapply, misuse, misrepresent, misinterpret, falsify

    lead (someone) away from what is considered right, natural, or acceptable.
    “Hector is a man who is simply perverted by his time”

    a person whose sexual behavior is regarded as abnormal and unacceptable.
    synonyms: deviant, degenerate; More

    Soon dictionaries will be sued.

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