Dear Friends in Christ:
I’ve just learned of the burning of the LGBTQ pride flag at the Trinity Cathedral Saturday morning. 
 
I condemn this act of hatred, and pray for the person responsible. While the monetary value of the flag is minimal, the symbolism of the act is immense. The Pride flag is a symbol of love, of struggle, of sacrifice, by generations of our brothers and sisters.
I realize that not all are accepting of our LGBTQ neighbors, but we should all be united in condemning this act. Christ calls us to show love and respect to our neighbors.
 
The Sacramento Police Department has been contacted, and is investigating the crime. 
A Prayer attributed to St. Francis
Lord, make us instruments of your peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. Grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.