Newtown Preacher Apologizes For Praying At Sandy Hook Vigil

Written by Andres Ortiz on February 8, 2013

Lutheran VigilWhen one first reads the title of this story, the normal assumption would be that the pastor apologized to the public for bringing Jesus into the limelight. This was not the case, however, with Rev. Rob Morris of Christ The King Lutheran Church in Newtown, Connecticut. Morris was reprimanded by his denomination’s association (Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod) for having participated in an interfaith worship service.

The Newtown vigil consisted of religious leaders of the Jewish, Muslim, Christian, and Baha’i faith. Morris was reprimanded for his attendance but this is not a first for the LCMS. Following the attacks of 9/11, another pastor was suspended for about two years for attending an interfaith prayer service at Yankee Stadium.

Should Rev. Morris have been suspended for his prayer at the vigil?

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Andres Ortiz is the founder of The Saving, a ministry that plays heavy music with heavier Christian content. His new album "David Star", based on the life of David, comes out March 9th, 2014. Follow @andresaving on twitter.