Spirit Day was celebrated October 20, and on that day, we saw numerous businesses, celebrities, denominations, and even the White House go purple to show support for LGBT youth and safe schools. However, many worshipping communities held their commemoration until they gathered for weekend services. Now that “Spirit Weekend” is over, we offer you a couple of examples of what congregations did to address bullying in worship.
On Sunday, "Church Within A Church," which describes itself as a “progressive, Methodist-related movement” oversaw the ordination of two women, one a married lesbian and the other the straight mother of a lesbian daughter.
Los Angeles Times: A Mass in Hollywood celebrates the 25th anniversary of the gay and lesbian ministry established by then-Archbishop Roger Mahony. Despite a larger acceptance, participants know that challenges remain.
People of faith and communities of faith are getting into the spirit of Spirit Day. Many faith-based organizations have promoted Spirit Day commemorations for today, October 20, as well as into this weekend. The following is just a sampling of what Christians and Christian organizations are doing to mark Spirit Day.