Read this Sermon preached at the 2017 Pride Evensong of Grace Cathedral of San Francisco, CA by The Rev. Thomas C. Jackson, President of Oasis California, the LGBTQ Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of California, and Vicar of St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church. Fr. Tom also serves as the Episcopal Chaplain at Stanford Hospital.
“The theology of evangelical or conservative ‘Christianity’ is deeply flawed. It allows people to play God instead of following Jesus, to do what they want to do instead of doing as Jesus did. For the sake of those who have no voice or place at the table, we must speak our truth: evangelical or conservative ‘Christianity’ is a heresy, one that drives more and more people away from Jesus each day.”