DENIM SPIRIT: Learning the hard way

Finger Lakes Times

August 12, 2020

By Cameron Miller

I have a confession to make. I am a priest.

To say so wasn’t always a confession. Forty years ago it was still a respected occupation. Granted, widespread clergy leadership and involvement in the Civil Rights and Anti-War Movements had already diminished its credibility with a wide swath of the population, particularly white conservatives who would eventually begin flocking away from Roman Catholic and Mainline Protestant churches. While that exodus took place for many reasons, clergy political activism in the 1960s and 1970s got the ball rolling.

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