A fellow minister from the independent Christian Church was in the news and thought I would spotlight his efforts. He helped push for Ohio’s constitutional ban on gay marriage in Ohio. He is taking a new job fund raising for Kentucky Christian University where he graduated from.
Associated Press – October 12, 2007 2:15 PM ET
LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio pastor who helped push for Ohio’s constitutional ban on gay marriage is leaving his church for a fundraising job at his alma mater.
Pastor Russell Johnson of Fairfield Christian Church will remain in Lancaster while raising money for Kentucky Christian University where he graduated in 1977.
University president Keith Keeran (kee-RON’) says Johnson has proven fundraising ability and public relations skills.
Johnson helped organize churches in the fight to pass Ohio’s gay marriage ban, considered 1 of the nation’s toughest after voters approved it in 2004.
That effort led liberal pastors to file a complaint with the IRS that accused Johnson of violating federal election law.