WHAT’S ORGANIZED RELIGION coming to? When a minister in the United Church not only is an atheist, but is supported in her atheism by her church, you know times they are changing on the God front.
One would have thought believing in God was pretty much a pre-requisite for anybody who works for a Christian church. Not anymore.
“It is a new day in the Christian world,” Vosper posted Facebook after the church released a statement last week saying she could keep her job.
Then the church thought it better clarify with a second statement that (unlike Vosper) it still believes in God.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops, former school board chair, former editor of The Kamloops Daily News, and a current director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He was awarded the Jack Webster Foundation’s lifetime achievement award in 2011. His editorials are published Monday through Thursdays, and Saturdays on CFJC Today, CFJC Midday and CFJC Evening News. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.