Reverend Ben Fitzgerald-Fye joins the show to discuss his experience as a gay minister and progressive faith. Ben gets into the treatment changes with homosexuals, acceptance, and responsibilities within Presbyterian churches and religion as a whole. We also discuss Christian politics, justice, and the lack of empathy as society progresses, and how we can fuel it back into humanity.
By the end of this episode, you will learn to understand other people, have compassion for people, and deal with the things that have been swept under the rug. Stay tuned, and enjoy the podcast!
About Ben Fitzgerald-Fye:
Rev. Ben Fitzgerald-Fye is a native of Punxsutawney, PA and now serving as the pastor of Scipioville Presbyterian Church and as Stated Clerk of The Presbytery of Cayuga-Syracuse. He currently lives in Auburn, NY with his husband of 16 years and their 4 cat children. Ben is a self-proclaimed “polity nerd” and a graduate of the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. Prior to ministry, Ben received a degree in theater performance from Seton Hill College and worked for many years in human services with a focus on intellectual and developmental disabilities. Ben is also a More Light Ambassador, a new designation from the More Light Presbyterians in an effort to offer access to more ministers and lay persons who are willing and able to engage on issues of inclusion in the church.