OK with ‘Marilyn’
In response to the controversy around the placement of the “Forever Marilyn” statue in downtown Stamford, we as local clergy, want to let the city know that we recognize that Stamford Downtown, under the leadership of Sandy Goldstein, meant no offense to the Congregational Church or any house of faith in the placement of the iconic statue.
The city of Stamford possesses a strong faith history and we cherish the sacred spaces for all of our faiths and also the art and culture which enhances our special home.
We pray that we use this moment to renew our bridges of understanding and friendships and pray that we are blessed with peace and joy for all in the summer ahead.
The letter was signed by Stamford Rabbis Daniel Cohen, Congregation Agudath Sholom; Joshua Hammerman, Temple Beth El; Eli Kohl, Young Israel, and Jay TelRav, Temple Sinai.
Also, the Reverends Mark Lingle, St. Francis Episcopal Church; Dr. James Wheeler, St. John’s Episcopal; Dr. Todd Yonkman, First Congregation; and Pastor Scott Taylor, Evangelical Free Church.