MEDIA ADVISORY - LLGM PRESS CONFERENCE
LOCATION: St. Francis Lutheran Church,
CONTACT: Mark Pritchard
CELL: (415) 412-4556
A press conference will be held Saturday, January 15 at
with lesbian and gay Lutheran clergy and representatives of
organizations that support them.
The press conference will precede a worship service in the
sanctuary of St. Francis Lutheran Church to celebrate the
anniversary of Lutheran Lesbian and
The day will begin at with several panel discussions
on the history and future of the movement for full participation
of LGBT people in the church.
A full schedule of the day’s activities is below.
The press conference will feature:
Statement by Greg Egertson, Co-Chair, Lutheran Lesbian
Statement by Mari Irvin, Director of Candidacy for the
Extraordinary Candidacy Project
Available for questions: ECP pastors and those who have
been disciplined or otherwise affected by the ELCA’s
policies of discrimination.
Schedule of activities
At St. Francis Lutheran
: panel discussions with gay clergy and lay people
discussing the movement for full participation of LGBT
people in the church
: press conference with lesbian and gay Lutheran
clergy and organizations supporting them
: worship service to celebrate the 15th anniversary
At the Cathedral Hill
: Banquet to celebrate the 15th anniversary of LLGM
: San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom receives
the Voice of Distinction Award for his work on behalf of
civil rights for LGBT people.
Lutheran Lesbian & Gay Ministries (LLGM) --
committed to the tangible support of openly
identified sexual minority persons called to
ministry. Through its individual donors, LLGM
provides financial, pastoral, legal, and
professional support to sexual minority pastors
and to those congregations who support them.
Visible ministry of sexual minority people gives
witness to the ELCA that its policies cannot and
will not stop those called by God to ministry.
The Extraordinary Candidacy Project (ECP) -- opposed to the
celibacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) persons
who seek ordination to Word and Sacrament ministry. Founded in
1993 as a movement of "ecclesial disobedience," to this unjust rule,
the ECP certifies the credentials of openly identified sexual
minority pastors and seminarians who no longer wish to keep their
sexual orientation a secret from their congregations and ELCA