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July 2, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Seattle Pride Parade

Many Christians marched in the parade

Chaplain Rick Pribbernow, with Open Door Ministries, walks with members of local churches during the 39th annual Seattle Pride Parade in downtown Seattle on Sunday. [Erika Schultz, The Seattle Times.]

Chaplain Rick Pribbernow, with Open Door Ministries, walks with members of local churches during the 39th annual Seattle Pride Parade in downtown Seattle on Sunday. [Erika Schultz, The Seattle Times.]

Thank you for coverage of the Seattle Pride Parade and the description of what this event means for so many people. [“Momentous wins for gays pack extra pride into Seattle’s parade,” page one, Jule 1.]

However, at the end of the article, you identify a man by the name of Larry, who held a Bible and declared that “Only Jesus Saves.”

What a shame that you did not make any reference to all of the Christian congregations and organizations that participated in this parade. For example, I was a part of the Lutheran contingency that included 23 congregations and organizations and stretched for half a block.

Once again, the news is slanted toward a more fundamentalist representation of Christianity, rather than giving progressive Christians their rightful visibility as a viable expression of this faith and practice.

The Rev. Ron Moe-Lobeda, Seattle

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