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    This is unduly snotty. Shannon could have simply said she was a minister, and that would have been accepted. She chose to be upfront about her credentialing. I care much less about who or what gave her a credential than what she is doing with it.

    There is no evidence she is a climate change denier (and Pope Francis has shown indications that he is concerned about and plans to move on climate change as well).

    And finally, dang it, Squirrel, Shannon is one of ours:  

    Shannon Fisher is a writer, social justice advocate, community organizer and civic leader.  As the Vice President of Outreach and Public Relations for UniteWomen.org, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit advocacy organization, she is one of the driving forces behind the Unite Against Rape campaign, for which she has enlisted the participation of several legislators, celebrities and everyday men and women.

    She was named one of the “People of the Year” in 2012 by Style Magazine for her activism in women’s rights.  She received a B.A. from The College of William and Mary and is a graduate of the Political Leaders Program at the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at The University of Virginia.

    Shannon is a lifelong student of spirituality, politics and the arts who strives to enact positive change in the world – one day, one issue and one person at a time.   Visit Shannon’s web page for more information:  www.shannonfisher.com. Her blog: http://fishershannon.wordpress.com.

    So yeah, she went to a prestigious university -- Thomas Jefferson's alma mater--  instead of seminary.

    And I don't care if you don't agree with her religious beliefs, being rude is unnecessary.

    © grover


    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 10:55:14 AM PST

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    •  Awww, thanks, Grover! (0+ / 0-)

      I would never want to misrepresent my credentials, which is why I included the name of the church.  Indeed, my ordination was online (sought in order to perform the wedding ceremony of my best friend), but it was a genuine catalyst for my becoming a (very small scale) spiritual leader in my community.  I teach classes on spiritual development, meditation, Reiki and the like.  My beliefs fall somewhere in the Unity/Unitarian denomination - but I respect all belief systems.  There are many brilliant biblical scholars out there; I am not one of them.  There are also many brilliant scientists.  Brilliant climate change deniers?  Notsomuch. ;)

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