Episcopal priestess: ‘God became Michael Brown’

Episcopal priestess: ‘God became Michael Brown’

A Sunday social justice sermon at a rural central Virginia Episcopal church has created a firestorm of controversy among longtime parishioners.

The formerly traditional St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Ivy, Virginia, took a turn to the hard left with the hiring of The Rev. Sarah Kinney Gaventa, who recently worked for the politically SocialistVirginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy—a left-wing community organizing collective masquerading as a mainstream faith-based non-profit.

In her August 24 homily to the predominantly white assembled congregation at St. Paul’s, Gaventa launched into a racially hostile narrative about a white police officer shooting a young unarmed black man in 1943 Harlem, New York.

She then transitioned to present-day Ferguson, Missouri and in that context delineated a list of “unarmed black men who have been killed by law enforcement in the last month alone.”

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Gaventa’s final remarks caused silent outrage, as she equated Michael Brown to Jesus, implying that Brown, like Christ, was a sacrifice for our sin:

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