Our LGBTQI Listening Tour: An Open Letter to Our Bishops in the USA and Canada was sent with the following letter this morning to approximately forty episcopal email addresses across the United States and Canada. In case your bishop’s email address was unavailable to us, you may wish to forward this to him.
It is not too late to sign our Open Letter. Instructions are found at the link above.
Your Beatitudes, Your Eminences, Your Graces:
Please accept this Open Letter as a heartfelt appeal from the LGBTQI children, youths, women, and men, as well as their families and allies, who are members of the combined flock entrusted to your archpastoral care by the Good Shepherd whose image you bear, our Lord, God, and Saviour Jesus Christ.
The final paragraph explains why so few people have signed. Yet this Pew Research report suggests that a surprising majority of Orthodox Christians in North America support the contents of our letter in principle.
Orthodoxy in Dialogue stands prepared to publish, either as articles or letters to the editors, whatever responses you see fit individually or collectively to send to us.
Relying on your archpastoral prayers,