Speaking up in Ferndale

A full house on Sunday, August 13, at Ferndale: First United Methodist Church. The community assembled in response to violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. ~Oakland County Times photo/Crystal Proxmire

The Oakland County Times reports how 500 were “standing up for love” in Ferndale, Michigan.

On August 14, 2017, Crystal A. Proxmire reported from First United Methodist Church inFerndale  for the Oakland County Times …

“Over 500 people packed the First United Methodist Church of Ferndale and the lawn in front overlooking Woodward Ave. Sunday evening to share a message of love and justice following violence in Charlottesville, VA connected to a rally by white supremacists over the re-naming of Lee Park to Emancipation Park…

“Rallies in support of equality have been held across the county, including Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.  Inside the Ferndale church, the microphone was passed to people sitting in the pews.

“I want to honor those people who put their lives on the line and stood up against the Nazis and the [Klu Klux] Klan,” said one man.  “My father lied about his age in 1944 so he could go and fight the Nazis.  We’re still fighting, Dad.”

Read the full story here.




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