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San Francisco parish drops gay-friendly speaker at archbishop's request

December 19, 2011

Archbishop George Niederauer asked a local parish to cancel scheduled appearances by gay-rights activists as speakers in an Advent Vespers series.

The archbishop’s directive led to the withdrawal of three speakers from the Advent program offered by Most Holy Redeemer parish, a community that has been known for its “gay-friendly” approach. The scheduled speakers who did not appear with retired Episcopalian Bishop Otis Charles, Rev. Jane Spahr, and Rev. Roland Stringfellow.

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  • Posted by: dover beachcomber - Dec. 19, 2011 7:43 PM ET USA

    Well done, Bishop Niederauer! This was a wise and courageous act.