Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 50 / 14 December 2017
 

President appointing out lesbian to faith, neighborhoods council

President Barack Obama today announced his intent to appoint an out lesbian to his Advisory Council on Faith Based and Neighborhood Initiatives.

Reverend Elder Nancy Wilson (pictured at left in 2005, with former Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco senior pastor Penny Nixson) is the moderator for the Council of Elders of the Metropolitan Community Churchs, which has several LGBT-friendly congregations across the country.

The President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships brings together religious and secular leaders as well as scholars and experts in fields related to the work of faith-based and neighborhood organizations in order to make recommendations to the government on how to improve partnerships.

Wilson declined to answer questions, telling the Bay Area Reporter, “They have told us we cannot speak to the press until we actually receive the appointment.”

— Seth Hemmelgarn, February 4, 2011 @ 4:41 pm PST
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