The Rev. Dr. Phil Snider has overnight become an internet celebrity. A video of him giving a speech at the Springfield, Missouri City Council has gone viral on the internet. The city was considering a motion that would have added sexual orientation and gender identity protections in the areas of employment, public housing and accommodations. As one would think it was a highly contested issue. Many people took their turn on the microphone addressing the Council, but none stood out more than Snider’s.
I am glad to see a minister from the Disciples of Christ taking a stand in such a public venue. His argument is not one that is bashes people over the head with the Bible, rather it makes the hearer recall previous ways the Bible was used for the segregation of people. Too often the Bible is used as a weapon of separation and not unity.
Enjoy the video.