Monday, January 30, 2006
Not all Christians are messed-up wackos
Rev. Jim Rigby spoke at the UU church this Sunday. Normally I might not rally around a Presbyterian (or any Christian) speaker, but Rev. Rigby is an alright guy in my book. I always enjoy hearing him. He is somewhat well-known for being a champion of gay rights, and officiated over some 50 same-sex unions on the UT campus during a student-sponsored event on marriage equality a couple of years back, and has performed quite a few more at other times. Some of the more staunch conservative church folks brought a complaint against him, resulting in a "trial" with the purpose of de-frocking him. He was recently acquitted, but was not completely pleased about it because essentially nothing has changed in the Big Rule Book.