I have a new member of my household. His name is Adler and he's a two month old kitten. My eight year old cat, Talula, has taken to him and I get the impression has adopted him as her son. He comes from the litter of Progressive Protestant's cat Nermal. He's got a number of the newborn pictures on his site but now most of the kittens including Adler have found new homes. With the blog we don't just share ideas but apparently cats as well.
Lots of good news out there. The United Church of Christ by an almost 80% margin voted to support gay marriage. The Rev. John Thomas, president of the denomination said "On this July 4, the UCC has courageously acted to declare freedom, affirming marriage equality, affirming the civil rights of gay..couples to have their relationships recognised as marriages by the state, and encouraging our local churches celebrate those marriages," Given the conservative drift in the mainline such a decisive vote is even more prophetic.
And the International Council of Christians and Jews, an umbrella organization of 38 Jewish-Christian dialogue groups worldwide, which is holding its annual conference in Chicago from July 24-27. The theme is "Healing the World, Working Together: Religion in Global Society". And the Milwaukee Synod of the ELCA Lutheran church has passed a resolution recommending the church permit gay and lesbians in committed relationships to be ordained.