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Gender: Male
Hometown: Frankfurt am Main
Home country: Germany
Current location: Tacoma, Washington
Member since: Sat Jul 18, 2009, 11:55 AM
Number of posts: 22,593

About Me

Ran for US Congress in 1990 from the left. Chairperson of 1989 city advisory initiative calling for 10% reduction in military spending to be divided among deficit reduction and mass transit and social services. Being a miliary town nobody thought we'd get on the balllot let alone win with 64% of the vote. Former chair of peace and justice project for a UMC congregation in Tacoma, Washington.

Journal Archives

I am so moved and honored

Quite a day. Not only was our congregation was able to have two of the first same sex weddings legally allowed in Washington State this afternoon, and I was able to preside at one of them. It was my very first time as a pastor to preside at a wedding. I don't know who was more excited and nervous, the couple or myself! But seriously was a joy and an honor. We thank both couples ofr allowing us to take part in their joy and also make history!!! As MLK Jr. once said: "the arc of the moral universe tends to bend towards justice!"

My heart was warmed this morning (Same Sex Marriage)

At midnight, same sex marriage was legalized by a vote of the people in Washington State. I work at a United Methodist Church in Tacoma, Washington that is a Reconciling Ministry UMC. Myself and the other two work work on our pastoral staff got up at 5 this morning to be at the County Auditors office for when they opened to hand out the first licenses. We wanted to be there to be supportive and also in case they was any backlash to show that there are those in the Church who believe that love is love!

What a blessing to be a part ofd this. I have helped campaign for this for about 23 years. When I ran for Congress, I was very vocal about being supportive of LGBT rights and same sex marriage. It was wonderful to see this day come about!

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