The Rev. Dr. Horace L. Griffin - Their Own Receive Them Not - 149


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By Jeff Manildi, Rev. Allen O'Brien, Rev. Bonnie Rambob, Pastor Casey Tinnin and Rev. Rajeev Rambob, Jeff Manildi, Rev. Allen O'Brien, Rev. Bonnie Rambob, and Pastor Casey Tinnin a. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Rajeev and Bonnie interview their good friend in this episode, The Rev. Dr. Horace L. Griffin. Rev. Dr. Horace L. Griffin is an Episcopal Priest and gay man serving St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Georgia as Associate for Pastoral Care and Outreach. He is author of the award-winning book, Their Own Receive Them Not: African American Lesbians and Gays in Black Churches.

The episode begins with Horace Griffin’s story of growing up in the Black Church in the Florida Panhandle where, at a young age, he was called into ministry by his community. However, within the Black Church, the calling and Horace’s sexuality were in conflict. Horace traces his painful journey of leaving the Black Church and finding a home in the Episcopal Church (the irony is not lost on Horace). The conversation winds through a discussion of Liberation Theology, an update on the progress around inclusion of LGBTQ folks in the Black Church and what it takes to stay in institutional Christianity these days. Stay tuned until the end to discover one of Horace’s pastimes. (Here’s a hint -- it has something to do with the White House.)

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Conversation with The Rev. Dr. Horace L. Griffin (03:20)


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From Our Conversation With The Rev. Dr. Horace L. Griffin


Thanks again to the Rev. Dr. Horace Griffin for joining us on this week’s episode of Irenicast. Stay up to date on Horace and his work by following him on Facebook and hearing his sermons at St. Luke’s.


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