Thursday, February 7, 2013

Christian pastor had to apologize?

Hello my dear reader. I hope you are well.

I just came across the following article, about a Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod pastor who apologized for his role in an interfaith prayer vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting:

A Connecticut Lutheran pastor has apologized for participating in an interfaith prayer vigil for the 26 children and adults killed at a Newtown elementary school in December because his church bars its clergy from worshipping with other faiths.
The December prayer vigil was attended by President Barack Obama, leaders from Christian, Muslim and Jewish faiths, and relatives of the 20 first graders who were gunned down in their classrooms two days earlier after a gunman entered their school.

The pastor, Rob Morris of Newtown's Christ the King Lutheran Church, provided the closing benediction at the interfaith event on Dec. 16. 
Earlier this month, the president of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Pastor Matthew Harrison, wrote a letter to church members saying he had requested an apology from Morris for his participation in "joint worship with other religions."

I will be writing about this in the next few days.

What do you think?