by Sally Matheny
|Bibles Removed From N.C. Church|
The event didn’t make the headlines, but it happened in a North Carolina Baptist church on a chilly, Sunday morning in February 2015.
The black Bibles, normally nestled between every two hymnals in each pew, weren’t missed until the morning worship music had already begun. A few people never noticed. But several of the congregation grew concerned. One of the deacons, shaking his head and shrugging his shoulders, discreetly whispered the discovery to the pastor. The pastor nodded in response to the deacon as the praise band continued their music.
When the music ended, the pastor returned to the pulpit and announced for the children to come for the children’s message.
The pastor was my husband. The church was my place of worship.