During this sermon we watched Bill Maher interview Linda Tirado, author of Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America. On the audio you will hear the interview and responses from the congregation to the list of questions below
These denominations and their constituent clergy have to decide if they are going to continue on with the dogmatic charade and punish the clergy who are whistle-blowing on the system, or whether they are going to defend those clergy and the freedom of thought they espouse.
My heart feels a heaviness this morning for the decision announced against Gretta Vosper and her community. But my heart is also grateful for her witness, her intellect, her compassion, and her courage.
The Sabbath arose because of Pharoah’s “codfish monied aristocracy.” Through force and violence, he made the Hebrew people make bricks without straw. It was the memory of slavery, the oppression of both human and beast, that began the Sabbath Labor Movement.