By Rob Schilling – BarbWire guest contributor
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 Socialist, Virginia 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.
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