Yesterday I noted the vote in the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina to repudiate the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. Today, perusing the thread on this at Stand Firm, I noticed some extra information that I thought pertinent.
First, there are other Episcopal dioceses that have done the same thing or something very similar. According to Stand Firm reader Jill Woodliff:
South Carolina makes the sixth diocese to dissociate. The first five were Mississippi, Albany, Quincy, Springfield, and Pittsburgh. San Diego votes on dissociation in two weeks.
The Web Elves (of CaNN fame) later added Central Florida. So while South Carolina isn’t the first, it’s clearly part of a wave that is moving through at least some dioceses. Pray for San Diego to add its voice in February, and for others to take up the torch.
Jill also made mention of the fact that the RCRC affiliate in Georgia is Georgians for Choice. Keep in mind that this is the “Religious” CRC. Jill filled others in on the nature of the fund-raiser that GFC had back in October, a description of which I take from the Web site advertising it:
Sex, Wine and Chocolate, a sex-positive cabaret fundraiser for Georgians for Choice and Generation Five’s Atlanta Transformative Justice Collaborative…
Doors open at 7 pm. Show begins at 8 pm.
* THE BOOM BOOM COLLECTIVE Burlesque Troupe
* DR. SKETCHY’S ATLANTA Anti-Art School
* ASIANS OF CHANGE
* Spoken Word by NYROBI MOSS
* Pole Dancing Performances by POLELATEAZ
* Vegan Desserts from LA DOLCE LULU
In case you’re not sure what all of those are, Amber Rhea, whose site hosts the ad, fills us in:
There will be burlesque performances, spoken word, a drag show, Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, all manner of tasty desserts, a chocolate fountain, plenty of booze, awesome prizes such as a trip to St. Croix, and, of course, more.
I’ll leave to your imagination what “more” might mean, but take note: those of you whose denominations or denominational agencies are member organizations of RCRC (including ECUSA, PCUSA Washington Office and Women’s Ministries, United Methodist General Board of Church and Society, UCC Justice and Witness Ministries, as well as the YWCA) are part of organizations that condone if not actually support this kind of stuff.