1974 - 1977
On February 17, 1974, Rev. Dr. Ernest T. Campbell preached a (same-sex) pro-commitment ceremony sermon. He stated, "People don't choose their sexual identity..." (For more quotes from the sermon, click on the artifact below.)
In 1974 - 1975, HORIZONS, an educational program of the Parish Life of The Riverside Church, sponsored programs exploring the life cycle, including programs about sexuality.
On January 18, 1975, Rev. Bill Johnson showed the film A Position of Faith a second time at The Riverside Church during the conference there entitled "Identity & Conscience: The Homosexual in Traditional Professions".
HORIZONS continued their sexuality series in February of 1975.
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In the New York Times on January 25, 1977, an article was written about Rev. Bill Johnson who had emerged as the leading advocate for a lesbian and gay group at Riverside. It is entitled, "From Quiet Seminarian to Homosexual Spokesman".