A Position Of Faith (1973)

19 Dec
Director   Michael Ray Rhodes
Producer   Rhodes Films. Distributed by McGraw-Hill
Length   18 min
B&W/Color   color
UO Library Catalog description:  This documentary explores the issues surrounding the ordination of a self-affirmed homosexual to the ministry in the United Church of Christ.
Call # FILM Mb229
Genre  documentary
Rare  no
Online  yes; YouTube, on the UCC’s own official channel no less.
Copyright status  public domain
Physical condition  fair
Oregon-related  no


The subject is William Reagan Johnson, who in 1972 became the first (openly) gay person to be ordained to a Christian ministry. Michael Ray Rhodes directed and/or produced about 27 movies and television shows.

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