Shuck and Jive

Friday, June 15, 2012

Clergy With Conscience

Rev. Brian Merritt is a good minister and now a neighbor down the road apiece in Chattanooga.  Before he came to greenest state in the land of the free, he officiated at a wedding for a same-gender couple in Washington D.C.  

The LayMAN wrote all about it.  Brian made page 3

And along comes Mary Naegeli.

Brian made some nice responses to these folks, to Mary Naegeli here, and offered a bit of history regarding the LayMAN that all should find interesting.  Here is a piece.
While many in the church decry it for its obviously ill conceived social positions on homosexuality and it’s past’s wildly inaccurate reporting, the main problem with the Presbyterian Lay Committee is that its theology, ideology and history are for the furtherance of a few powerful people in society maintaining an unquestioned grip on the church’s future.  That is the power many of them have had in society as a whole, so why not the church?
Brian is right on.  Check out his post and while you are there, let him know you appreciate clergy who won't be bullied.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your good words. It is encouraging to know there are intellighte, courageous, spiritual clergy out there today on the front lines.

    Taylor Hill, Retired PCUSA
    Bradenton, Florida