Today is the 45th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. It is also, as has been the tradition, Gay Pride Weekend. The Stonewall is a National Historic Landmark. Rightly so. A great deal has changed in the last couple years Same-sex marriage is becoming a right in many states. A number of churches have okayed gay marriage and acceptance of gay pastors. These incredibly rapid changes in the surrounding culture have had an impact on the church. Some have used it to condemn the society as "godless" or worse. Others have allowed themselves to review the theological views that have often underpinned anti-gay positions and found them wanting.
Overall, though, what began on that June night 45 years ago has been significant and incredibly important.