Louie Crew is an English professor emeritus at Rutgers University in Newark. He is best known for his long and increasingly successful campaign for the acceptance of gay and lesbian people by Christians in general, and the Episcopal Church in particular. He sat on the Episcopal Church's executive council (2002 - 2006), and serves as secretary of Province 2 of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America.
Template:CAH Louie Crew was born in Anniston, Alabama. He attended Baylor University, received his master's degree in 1959 from Auburn University, and has gone on to teach English at a variety of colleges. His longtime partner is Ernest Clay. Perhaps Crew's greatest influence has been on the Episcopal church through IntegrityUSA, a gay-acceptance group within that church, of which he was the founder in 1974. When Louie Crew began striving for the inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons in the Episcopal church, he was widely denounced or dismissed, but today, the Episcopal Church has come to agree with many of his views.
He also maintains a comprehensive Web site with information about the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion.
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