New on Huffington Post Religion: The Religious Right (Side of History)

“The mark of faithfulness is not found in our membership numbers. It’s not found in a commitment to an non-controversial faith that never makes anyone uncomfortable. It’s found in how well we follow Christ.” Read more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-emily-c-heath/the-religious-right-side-of-history_b_1666627.html Continue reading New on Huffington Post Religion: The Religious Right (Side of History)

The Religious Right (Side of History)

For Christians in the mainline Protestant denominations, this has been an interesting summer. First, the Presbyterian Church (USA) rejected an amendment which would have opened the church up to blessing same-sex marriages. Then, less than a week later, the Episcopal Church approved a new liturgy to bless same-sex unions and also affirmed the ministry of transgender clergy.   For the rest of us mainline folks (members of the United Church of Christ, United Methodists, Lutherans, Disciples, and others) it has been both fascinating and heart-wrenching to watch. Regardless of the outcome, the emotion has been clear. After the PCUSA vote, … Continue reading The Religious Right (Side of History)