Saturday, October 3, 2009

Be Spiritual - Episode 9

Jenn Morton attended a UU church for several years when she was a child. Years later, after discovering she was lesbian, she brought her partner and children to a UU church, knowing they would be welcomed and accepted.

Now, the family is busy planning a wedding, scheduled for 12:01 am New Year's Day, when New Hampshire legalizes same-sex marriage. The church will be there, as well, to celebrate the attainment of a long-sought goal for Jenn and Michelle and many other same-sex couples in New Hampshire.

Jenn describes her spirituality simply as pay it forward. She tries to give back and live in the moment, appreciating the gifts each day brings. Like family.

I deeply appreciate Jenn's willingness to share her story with us, which I think you'll find moving and inspiring.

I'm proud to say that UUs have shown great leadership in advocating for acceptance and equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons. You'll find a brief history of our faith tradition's advocacy here on the UUA web site.

Thankfully, society is moving in our direction. Yet the journey before us remains long.

Listen to Jenn's story using the above audio player or download the mp3 file here. You may also listen and subscribe to the podcast via iTunes.

We welcome your feedback, which you may leave by posting a comment on the blog or by sending an e-mail to comments at bespiritual dot info.

Our theme music is Floating Souls by Ambrish, courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network. The chalice artwork was created by Inga Johannesen, of the UU Church of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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