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Monday, June 23, 2008

Sundry Anomalies

Kudos to Professor Patrick Evans for catching Parker Williamson, editor emeritus of the LayMAN, revealing his theology of contempt. Here is the letter to the editor published today (June 23):

Editor Emeritus Williamson writes:

"Proclaiming itself a champion of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered and other sundry anomalies, the Covenant Network ..."

Really? Could you be more specific about who the "sundry anomalies" are? To which children of a loving, redeeming, sustaining God do you refer?

Is there any place in supposedly Christian journalism for this kind of language?


Jesus would describe any of us as sundry anomalies, or be pleased that supposed followers who claim His name would?

Patrick Evans
Associate Professor in the Practice of Sacred Music
Yale Divinity School and Institute of Sacred Music