To the editor:
For the sake of their eternal souls, I implore those associated with the First Congregational Church in Stamford to take a hard look at the blind guide that leads them.
According to an Advocate article dated Feb. 15, their pastor, the Rev. Cari Jackson, identified by the paper as "openly gay," officiated in the church's first homosexual marriage between two men.
Regarding the marriage, Jackson was quoted as saying: "This just feels right. This is representative of that kind of spiritual integrity that has held through the church's history."
For anyone in a position of church leadership (indeed, for any Christian), the basis for deciding what is right cannot be what "feels right," but must be what is right according to the revealed truth of God's Holy Scriptures.
The article describes how the decision was reached to "celebrate same-sex marriages in the church." The congregation "put the question to a vote, with an overwhelming 85 percent of the voters supporting same-sex marriage ceremonies." I sincerely hope that Rev. Jackson and those who voted in the affirmative are not so presumptuous as to believe that God's will is subject to their vote. For those 15 percent who stood firm, presumably to preserve and pursue righteousness rather than do what "feels right," they might ask Rev. Jackson this question: What could she possibly mean when she says that sanctioning homosexual marriage is "representative of that kind of spiritual integrity that has held through the church's history?"
The Rev. Henry Brehm
WAY TO GO REVEREND BREHM!!! I COULDN'T HAVE SAID IT BETTER MYSELF, AND I'VE BEEN A MEMBER OF FCC STAMFORD FOR 20 YEARS NOW.
Reverend Barbara Sexton