“I Quit! Rev. Kenneth Patton and Race in America”
In the past couple of months, the topic of race and racism has again boiled to the top of what passes for political discourse in our time. The controversy between the president and the four congresswomen is one recent example of racial tension. Obviously, this is not a new topic. In his sermon on August 18, Rev. Jim Jaeger, a community minister affiliated with First Unitarian Society, looks back 50 years to a time when FUS gained some national attention when Rev. Kenneth Patton announced that he was “resigning from the White Race.” In this sermon, we will explore the implications of Rev. Patton’s actions for today’s circumstances.