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Mainline Churches Hold Israel-Bashing Peace Service

September 6, 2014

On Wednesday September 3rd, a group of mainline churches and Christian organizations organized a National Service of Mourning in remembrance of the lives lost in the recent Israel-Gaza conflict at Calvary Baptist Church. Located…

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Washington National Cathedral: Your Next Corporate Event Venue?

August 22, 2014

The Washington National Cathedral is soliciting proposals for corporations and non-profit groups to lease its premises.

The Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge, Episcopal Chaplain at Boston University, became the first person who identified as transgender to guest preach at the Washington National Cathedral on Sunday, June 22. (photo: Washington National Cathedral)

National Cathedral “Comes Out” With Transgender Preacher

June 25, 2014

The Episcopal Church’s embrace of transgenderism is part of God’s “project of revelation” according to the first transgender person to preach at the Washington National Cathedral.

A Christian cathedral, a house of worship, a dignified place for prayer, solemn choirs, and. . . tai-chi, yoga, and football practice in the nave? The Very Rev. Gary Hall, the Cathedral dean, says “why not?”.

The latest at the National Cathedral: tai chi, yoga, and football in the nave

January 18, 2014

The Washington National Cathedral represents many things to many people. A Christian cathedral, a house of worship, a dignified place for prayer, solemn choirs, and, apparently now, pay-as-you-go tai-chi, yoga, and football practice in the nave? The Very Rev. Gary Hall, the Cathedral dean, says “why not?”. In a move shocking to even veteran TEC watchers, The Episcopal Church’s most famous national monument transforms itself from a reverent house of prayer to a Neo-Gothic shell in which all manner of non-Christian activities are permitted for those willing to pay for the privilege.

Gay rights activists have long utilized Matthew Shepard's brutal murder as a rallying cry against hate-motivated crimes against LGBT youth. Yet the gay rights' movement will have to come to terms with the reality that journalists are increasingly coming to the consensus that Shepard was not murdered for his sexuality.
(Image courtesy of the New York Daily news via Getty Images).

Politicizing Tragedy

October 4, 2013

In the wake of an emerging consensus among journalists that Matthew Shepard was not murdered in a hate crime due to his sexual identity, The Episcopal Church’s determination to continue their uncritical support for the false narrative that portrays him as a gay martyr serves only to politicize a horrific tragedy.

East End of the cathedral, with the Ter Sanctus reredos, featuring 110 carved figures surrounding the central figure of Jesus Christ. (Source: Washington National Cathedral).

Reflections on The Episcopal Church amidst Elgar and Evensong

September 30, 2013

The quiet majesty and dignified reverence of the National Cathedral’s Choral Evensong service stands as a moving reminder of all that is most holy and laudable in the Anglican tradition, and all within this tradition that the Episcopal Church has now lost.

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Homework for Dean Gary Hall

August 8, 2013

Fogged in? Recent comments in a Washington Post profile of National Cathedral Dean Gary Hall indicated that visibility of area churches might be limited from atop Mount Saint Alban’s. (Photo Credit: The Washington Post/Getty…

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The Very Hip Rev. Gary Hall

August 7, 2013

Liberal Episcopal Church elites often seem determined to fulfill caricatures of themselves. The Very Rev. Gary Hall, new dean of Washington’s prominent National Cathedral, does so fulsomely, gregariously, wonderfully in a recent Washington Post profile by Sally Quinn. They met in his favorite French restaurant near the magnificent Gothic edifice, which hosts so many solemn pageants of American civil religion.


National Cathedral Dean Slams “Filthy Enactment” of Voting Rights Ruling

July 2, 2013

By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) A recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court “essentially gutted” the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and recalls the infamous Fugitive Slave Act of the 1850s, according to the dean of…


National Cathedral Celebrates Supreme Court Rulings with LGBT Service, African Drums

June 27, 2013

By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) Washington National Cathedral officials hosted a special service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) persons the day of U.S. Supreme Court rulings that struck down the Defense of Marriage…


Bells Are Ringing

June 27, 2013

By Mark Tooley America’s churches react to yesterday’s same-sex rulings, as those with the emptiest pews cheer loudest. Traditional minded Catholics, Southern Baptists and evangelicals were understandably nonplussed by the U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex…


Sojourners’ Jim Wallis Ponders Immigration, Guns at Washington National Cathedral

April 30, 2013

By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) Immigration reform legislation will pass Congress by the August recess, predicted Sojourners CEO and President Jim Wallis in an April 28 interview. Wallis sat down with Washington National Cathedral Dean…