Sabbatical Blog

...chronicling some of my projects and learnings during this time apart from parish ministry

Sunday, April 02, 2006

The Red Triangle

Most of us are aware that the Nazis required Jews to wear a yellow Star of David on their sleve, both as they were tightening restrictions on Jews and later in the concentration camps. And many of us know that a pink triangle was the designation for homosexuals sent to the labor and death camps. There were other colors of triangles for other prisoners; purple for Roma (Gypsies) and Red for politicians and troublesome clergy.

Both the Jews and the Gays have taken their Nazi-given badge as a badge of honor, and perhaps we clergy who are inclined to be troublesome to the status quo (that should be all of us) or to the government (that would be many of us) should do the same.

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