Sunday, November 14, 2010

Georgia megachurch pastor says he is gay, in response to bullying crisis

Pastor James Swilley told his megachurch congregation of the Church in the Now (in Conyers, GA, east of Atlanta) (link) that he is gay recently, as a personal response to bullying-related teen suicides, especially Tyler Clementi at Rutgers. He has been married with several children for 21 years and remains so. A typical news story is (website url) here.

ABC News with George Stephanopoulos presented the story Nov. 8, and included Dan Savage with the “It Gets Better” campaign, and Fort Worth TX city councilman Joel Burns with a similar speech, reported in the Dallas Voice here. Again, I have some reservatiosn about the "It gets better" slogan as a principle.

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