This Sunday, January 23 – Stewart Bornhoft, Colonel, US Army Retired, speaking about the effort to repeal “Don’t Ask-Don’t Tell” and fully implement a new policy of full equality–a campaign in which he has been active for several years

DADT is not over, by a long shot.  It’s one thing to sign a piece of paper (not that it was easy to reach that stage, as 17 years of struggle and strategy prove), but it’s an entirely different matter to reshape the culture, educate the ignorant, counter the opposed, and implement enduring change.
Come find out why.  Learn the behind the scenes story of the first piece of stand-alone legislation at the federal level specifically establishing justice for the LGBT community. 

Discuss repeal with someone who was invited by the White House to witness the enrollment of the bill by Speaker Pelosi and its signing into law by President Obama.  Most importantly, understand and explore what lies ahead.

Upcoming programs:

January 30 – Kurt Deary, history teacher, Carlsbad High School, and the first faculty advisor to CHS’s Gay-Straight Alliance, telling the story of the establishment of the Carlsbad High School GSA

February 6 – Dr. Bettina Tate-Pedersen, professor of literature, sharing her journey as a Christian woman academic regarding LGBT issues and faith

February 13 — Dr. Michael Lindsay, psychologist, who has counseled young LGBT persons who had been bullied or otherwise abused and were self-destructive

For the past three academic years, All God’s Children of First Nazarene (AGC) has met almost weekly (except during some university breaks) on Sundays, 2:30-4:30, at San Diego First Church of the Nazarene, 3901 Lomaland Dr., Ellipse building, main level, Bowes Conference Room. All are welcomed. Sessions are dedicated to an open discussion of LGBT issues and faith. Participants are asked to respectfully listen to and engage in a variety of contributions to discussion in a spirit of honest inquiry. Moderators ask participants to honor the announced program topic and to be courteous to speakers.