The Republic of T.

Black. Gay. Father. Vegetarian. Buddhist. Liberal.

Stand up, Stand down

It was almost enough to renew my faith in, well, faith. The Episcopal church took a stand for its gay and lesbian members. I used to be one of them, and it was on the tip of my tongue to congratulate the Episcopal church yesterday. Good thing I didn’t. I’d have to bite my tongue today, because they changed their minds and decided to stand down. It just strengthens my resolve never to set foot in a church again, except for weddings and funerals.


  1. This stance just frustrates me. I would imagine a good reason for not going to church is that you’re a Buddhist, not because you want to nurture your grudge.

  2. It’s the annoying thing about democracy, sometimes you get what you want, sometimes you don’t. And sometimes you want to poke the House of Bishops with pointy sticks!