Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The NY Times had an obituary this morning for the Rev. Donald Jones who was Hillary Clinton's youth minister. They don't put it that way. They say he was "a professor and a Methodist minister who was spiritual mentor to a young Hillary Rodham Clinton." Looking further in, though, "Dr. Jones met Hillary Rodham while leading a youth group at the First United Methodist Church of Park Ridge, Ill." He wasn't Dr. Jones at the time; he was fresh out of seminary in his first job.

He did things like take the youth to hear Dr. Martin Luther King speak. "Dr. Jones’s methods proved controversial in Park Ridge, and he resigned his minister’s post after two years." I can just imagine what that was about. Oh, what the church does to its own people. It really does boggle the mind.

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