On August 9, a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, shot teenager, Michael Brown, who’s arms were raised in the sign of surrender. We are all familiar with the tumult of the next couple of weeks. Demonstrations every night. A national debate on the militarization of local police
forces, and a shocking look into the open wound of racism in the US. Clergy from all over the country went to Furgeson to “help out.”
On August 23, Rev. Jeff Hood, of Denton, Texas, in Furgeson as a representative of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, posted a blog entry from Ferguson describing how the clergy were being used by the powers that be to control the righteous anger of the protestors.
I had a chance to talk with Rev. Hood, about his insight and also his prison ministry and his unique brand of Queer theology.
Rev. Jeff Hood’s Blog: revjeffhood.com
Jeff’s Article – “The Violence of Demanding Peaceful Protest: The Missteps of the Clergy in Ferguson”: Click here
The Queer: An Interaction with the Gospel of John, by Jeff Hood – on Amazon
Composer – Richard Jennings