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Another Good On Ya Idea from Ann+!

March 6, 2007

Stolen from the blog of the one who is Mad, and says pitchers of nekkid wimmins remind him of me!

a proposal for Easter – Rainbow Presence

Wonder if all of us would participate? I might call it, as our 8 year old grandson says “Rainboa” Time – Ann

Rainbow Presence Declaration

But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house, I will bow down toward your holy temple in awe of you. Psalm 5:7

To our sisters and brothers in the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion:

In their Communiqué of February 19, 2007, the Primates of the Anglican Communion laid out steps to be taken by the Episcopal Church, specifically by the House of Bishops, by September 30, 2007. As lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender members of the Episcopal Church and heterosexual supporters of full and equal participation for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender people in the church, we do not agree as to the course of action the Episcopal Church should take in response to the Primates’ Communiqué.

We agree that:
· The Episcopal Church must understand what is being asked of it—especially in terms of its lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender members.
· The Episcopal Church needs to know who its lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender members are in order to know who is being asked to pay the price of unity in the Anglican Communion.
· Until lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender members of the Episcopal Church have full and equal access to all the sacraments and rites of the church, lesbians/gays/bisexuals/transgendered people are essentially second-class members of the Episcopal Church.

We acknowledge that
· No matter what course of action the Episcopal Church decides to take, faithful Episcopalians will feel it necessary to leave the Episcopal Church.
· Some of us may be among those who leave the Episcopal Church.
· There are lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender people who live in places where making themselves vulnerable is unsafe and even life threatening.

We affirm the presence in the church of our lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender sisters and brothers who preceded us, giving of themselves and their gifts while remaining invisible as lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender people.

Therefore, on Easter Sunday we (lesbian, gay, bixsexual, transgender people and all allies) will be present in our churches and make ourselves visibly known to our fellow parishioners, clergy, bishops, and leadership through the wearing of rainbow sashes, stoles, hats, buttons, and other articles of clothing and accessories.


Update: Ann has opened her blog and has it up and running at

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Paul (A.) permalink
    March 6, 2007 10:41 pm

    So who has a source for these sashes?

  2. Eileen permalink
    March 6, 2007 11:04 pm

    Ann told me, but I forgot, and I’m tired now, so check back here, and I’ll dig the answer up for tomorrow!

  3. Dennis permalink
    March 6, 2007 11:19 pm

    well if you can’t find the sashes and such then just do your best Eddie Izzard imitation that morning.

  4. Catherine + permalink
    March 6, 2007 11:29 pm

    I’ve never been able to track down who has the sashes but doggone it, I want to know without any equivocating on the part of the…uhmmm…whoever…at any rate, I want one!

    As for your profile pic, Eileen…whoa…and whoa…cold shower time!

  5. David permalink
    March 7, 2007 10:39 am

    The EpiscoStuff store on Cafepress has logo shirts, buttons, etc… for this.

  6. Bill permalink
    March 7, 2007 11:16 am

    I’ll bet I could find a rainbow tie if I tried. I’m going to investigate and repor back later.

  7. Bill permalink
    March 7, 2007 11:37 am

    I found a selection of striped rainbow ties at this site:

    Also here:
    At this site, you can get a Noah’s Ark tie with a giant rainbow overhead. It sort of ties in the bible and the rainbow.

  8. Eileen permalink
    March 7, 2007 12:13 pm

    Thanks David – I started to post and got interrupted!

    Eventually, I’ll get back to it and finish my update thought…I’m so open ended, don’t ya know? It’s the big ugly P in my personality!

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