The Pink and Purple Church in the Castro
June 16, 2021 6:37 PM   Subscribe

In 1979, a community of LGBTQ Christians bought an old church building in San Francisco’s Castro District. Over the next decade, the Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco (MCCSF) became known in the neighborhood as the The Pink and Purple Church in the Castro. This exhibit is a visual and audio history culled from more than 1200 tapes stored beneath the floor of the church's music room and features liturgy, songs, and interviews with church members.
posted by vespabelle (3 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Link appears to be down?
posted by jth0328 at 6:54 PM on June 16, 2021 [1 favorite]

Mod note: Link's working for me but that site seems to be loading pretty slow. Maybe experiencing a bit of load right now?
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:18 PM on June 16, 2021 [1 favorite]

This is a really thoughtful document that I'll share with family. Thanks!

I grew up in attending another MCC with my mother. I lived in SF for years, but never knew this one had existed. As a deeply cynical, skeptical, asshole atheist, I don't entirely get it. But, I can't help but respect the church and its history. The world would be a better place if more Christian churches practiced implementing their ideas in the way MCC always has.
posted by eotvos at 9:50 AM on June 20, 2021

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