Scripture: Luke 18: 1 – 8 — Let’s hear it for the Supreme Court! As an Open and Affirming Congregation and as an Immigrant Welcoming Congregation, we are grateful for the recent rulings to protect the LGBTQ community from employment discrimination and to protect Dreamers from deportation. On this Pride Sunday, we affirm Jesus’ lesson from the Parable of the Unjust Judge. In that parable, the widow teaches us that persistence pays off. Nevertheless, she persisted…and so do we!