OK with ‘Mar­i­lyn’

Connecticut Post - - OPINION -

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.

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