CCCUCC members Jerry Cundiff, Paul Osgood and Ron Reusner and represent our church this week at the rally in Topeka against Kansas HB2453 and continuing efforts by some legislators to legalize discrimination against LGBT people. Paul and Jerry were quoted in the Topeka paper and their picture and a quote were in the Wichita Eagle and KC Star--I was quoted in the latter article but they didn't seem to want my picture! Some guys get all the attention! (Thanks to CCCUCC member Rev. John Ellington for letting me borrow his awesome rainbow stole!) At the protest there were a good number of people of faith, including folks from UCC churches in Topeka and Lawrence. (At the rally two weeks ago, Rev. Aaron Roberts from Colonial UCC in Prairie Village represented the UCC.)
Speaking of CCCUCC members standing up against LGBT discrimination, our own Donna Ross, pastor of Zion UCC in St. Joseph was interviewed by the St. Joe Fox affiliate about a bill introduced in MO that would legalize discrimination against LGBT people. Way to go Donna!