Cheers to Annapolis Unitarian Universalist Church for Doing the Right Thing

October 5, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper |


In the midst of controversy and threats—including threats by racist police—against the Beverly Unitarian Church in suburban Chicago that resulted in that church doing the wrong thing, and taking down their “Black Lives Matter” sign, cheers to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, Maryland who did the right thing. On August 30, the church hung a Black Lives Matter banner in a moving and defiant ceremony that included a declaration that if the sign was taken down or attacked, the congregation would put it back up.

At the ceremony, Rev. John Crestwell, the church's associate pastor of outreach, leadership and evangelism, said: "Symbols are important, but this is more than symbolism, it is a next step toward our becoming more active, a more driven community. We want to be part of the movement on the right side of history."

Watch an inspiring video of the banner-hanging here.



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