Friday, May 25, 2018

The royal wedding made Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry a superstar. Can the religious left translate that into political change?

From The Washington Post-

Jane Dealy was one of 1,000 progressive Christians standing in front of the White House Thursday night, all holding tiny candles and saying “Jesus” in unison in the direction of America’s seat of power. Dealy had wanted for weeks to attend the vigil, but only felt confident to say yes last weekend, when she heard a certain wedding sermon.

Along with the rest of the world, Dealy heard the sermon Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry gave at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, a passionate, positive, Jesus-filled homily about love as a healing balm for the world.

“That was it!” Dealy, 78, beamed from the White House plaza, after the vigil, “I said, ‘I’m going down there!’ ” Her primary concern is the prejudice stirred up in the United States in the last couple years, “and Bishop Curry can change people’s hearts. He’s done more for Christianity [with the wedding sermon] than anyone I can remember.”

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