Quote of Note #109: Speaking Truth

Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY; photo by GAC

“As Christian people, we all believe that our highest loyalty belongs to God and that there belongs to everyone the inalienable dignity of a child of God. In this we all believe. The time has now come for us to stand up and say so when we drink cups of coffee or when we talk upon the street corners, to say so when we hear our friends and neighbors say things upon which we know the blessings of Christ cannot rest.”

John H. Leith, “When Silence Is Treason,” preached October 1957, in Pilgrimage of a Presbyterian: Collected Shorter Writings. Lousiville, KY: Geneva Press, 2001, page 52-53.

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