Sunday, March 06, 2005

Oh, no they didn't!

For once, the NYT runs a religion article that doesn't treat people of faith as some kind of space alien, and they make this kind of idiotic mistake:
In Wethersfield, the First Church of Christ voted last spring to leave the United Church of Christ, the statewide coalition of Congregational churches, over issues that included gay marriage.
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Last spring congregants decided to vote on seceding from the United Church of Christ, created in 1957 from the merging of Congregational Churches and the Evangelical Reformed Church, over issues that included gay marriage.


Sigh. Once more for the record: the United Church of Christ was formed in 1957 from the merger of the Congregational Christian Church and the Evangelical and Reformed Church, two denominations, not coalitions. Despite what they may tell you in New England or New York, the UCC is not, and never has been, only Congregational churches.

< /rant >

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