Profile Remembrances

Rev. Howard Warren

As Remembered by Kittredge Cherry

I was advocating LGBT rights at the National Council of Churches ecumenical staff for Metropolitan Community Churches in the 1990s. Rev. Howard Warren stood with our delegation through a blistering debate about homosexuality at the NCC annual meeting in November 1992 in Cleveland, Ohio.  After emotional testimony on both sides, the NCC voted to deny us observer status.  We immediately took over the microphone and staged a big protest.  When it was all over, Howard came up to me and said words that still comfort me, "Thank you for singing the Lord's song in a strange land."

 

May 28, 2013