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Crime & Punishment: Newtown Reverend Criticized For Allowing Other Religions to Participate in Sandy Hook Vigil
A St. Louis-based Lutheran group has criticized Rev. Rob Morris, of Newtown's Christ the King Lutheran Church for participating in a vigil two days after the Sandy Hook massacre because other religions were represented. By joining Jewish, Muslim and Baha'i clergy, as well as those from other Christian sects, Morris gave "the impression that our differences with respect to who God is, who Jesus is, how he deals with us and how we get to heaven, really don't matter," according to a blog post by Rev. Matthew Harrison, who is both president of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and the world's biggest asshole. To avoid seeming like they endorse other religious views, many Lutheran pastors decline to participate in interfaith events, a dumb rule that Morris once thought worth bending in light of a soul-shattering school shooting. The Associated Press reports that, disappointingly, he issued an apology for "sharing the stage with false teachers."
By Nick Keppler
February 12, 2013