Living Church: Integrity Faces Budget Deficit

At its semi-annual meeting on April 17, the board of directors for Integrity, an advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Episcopalians, approved a budget which will deplete most of its reserves by the end of the year.

The board convened electronically in order to reduce travel costs and carbon emissions, according to minutes of the meeting published on one of the organization’s websites.

The approved budget assumes income of $270,000, primarily from member dues, and total expenses of approximately $313,000. Previously the organization has said that it plans for its presence at this summer’s General Convention to be its largest ever.

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7 comments on “Living Church: Integrity Faces Budget Deficit

  1. Chris says:

    “Integrity believes that [The Episcopal Church] is on the tipping-point of becoming unequivocally welcoming and affirming of LGBT people. General Convention 2009 is a decisive opportunity for TEC to move beyond its de facto moratorium on additional LGBT bishops and forward on the blessing of same-gender relationships,” the group said in an appeal for donations sent in January.

    The tipping point for welcoming and affirming? We’re way past that of course, yet the results have been disastrous: the more we strive to be “welcoming and affirming” there appears to be a corresponding DECREASE in membership and ASA.

    If you’ll apologize for my reference to pop culture, the statement has all the credibility to it that Hoover, Delta fraternity President in “Animal House,” had when he told the Dean that “we’re hoping that mid term test scores really boos our GPA.”

  2. Brian of Maryland says:

    Well, maybe they understand they’ve met their goals, hence they no longer need to exist … so spend the money while it lasts.

  3. Choir Stall says:

    Why is this a problem? Maybe they can take a collection at the next Pride Parade in S.F. Just have the S & M marchers take up the collection and pass it backwards through the marchers until it lands in Bishop Andrus’ open car.

  4. Brian of Maryland says:


    Probably more liturgical appropriate if the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence were dance their way back and hand over the cash.

  5. palagious says:

    …it will make fulfilling the baptismal covenant more difficult for sure.

  6. IchabodKunkleberry says:

    The Titanic reached a tipping point as well, shortly after it struck the

  7. Jim the Puritan says:

    Now that they have achieved their goals in TEC, they need to move on to destroy other denominations.