So, on the rare occasion when I come across a voice from the pulpit which not only promotes love and understanding but defines the distinction between civil and ecclesiastical debate, that person gets my attention.
The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III is pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. Last Sunday, he mentioned an unnamed black pastor who had voiced opposition to Obama's support of civil rights for gays. Apparently other black pastors were considering withdrawing support for the president's reelection. While quick to say he wasn't telling anyone how to vote, Otis demonstrated the error of their thinking in a stirring letter which he read to his congregation.
The text, which was found at Daily Kos, follows the video.
To My Brother: