I'm very pleased to announce the Rev Emily Heath as our newest Bilerico Project contributor! Emily is an ordained pastor currently serving two congregations. She is out and serves in the United Church of Christ, a denomination which openly welcomes LGBTQ people.
Prior to serving as a UCC minister, Emily spent 8 years as a minister with the Presbyterian Church (USA). She left that denomination after it repeatedly refused to extend full membership rights, including marriage and ordination, to LGBTQ individuals.
As well, Chris Douglas, a former contributor when we were an Indiana-focused site, is returning to the site. Chris is a gay Republican and he wants to explore a local race's implications on a potential marriage amendment in the Hoosier state. It should be a fascinating series that'll give us a lot to talk about.
Please join me in welcoming Emily and Chris to Bilerico.