United in Love: Homosexuality and the Bible; Evaluation

Roland Stringfellow evaluates the Marriage Symposium;

I was very impressed with the quality of information that was shared during the Same Sex Relationships and the Bible Workshop and Symposium that was held on October 25Th.... No matter what your level of understanding of scripture, the presentation was clear and accessible for all. I particularly enjoyed having the opportunity to break into smaller groups to discuss the information presented. Many people in my group had great questions and were challenged to stretch their understanding on the contemporary issue of homosexuality and the Bible.
One of the most touching moments of the day was listening to the personal testimonies of the same-sex couples and their families who recently got married in California. It was wonderful to see photographs that chronicled their relationship and marriage which provided a very strong argument for legitimacy of marriage for all. I was also impressed by the turn out from the community to attend the Workshop and Symposium. I had to give kudos to John Grose, the organizer of the event, for a job well done in publicizing in the community. Obviously John was "forward thinking" in putting together a topic that would attract people to discuss an important topic.

Rev. Roland Stringfellow
Bay Area Coalition of Welcoming Congregations Coordinator Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry
Pacific School of Religion