Media Coverage

westboroprotest2KCUCC is involved in the community life of metro Kansas City through advocacy for social justice and involvement with community organizations. Here are some of the news stories about our church:

“Due To Racist Implications, Brookside Church To Remove ‘Country Club’ From Name” by Andrea Tudhope at KCUR

“Church Decides to Omit ‘Country Club’ From Its Name”–interview on KCUR program “Central Standard” (this segment comes at around the 30 minute mark after the segment on Thanksgivng dinner leftovers!)

“Church drops ‘country club’ from name due to implications of racism, exclusion” by Natalie Davis at KCTV5

“Church opts for name change to promote openness and inclusivity” by Shannon O’brien

“Local gay pastor who lost job returns to pulpit for one Sunday” by Natalie Davis at KCTV5

“Oak Park High Alumni Face Down Hate Group In Support of Transgender Student” by Cody Newell on KCUR

“Legendary Gee’s Bend quilters bring magnificent, humble creations to KC” by Cynthia Gregorian in the Kansas City Star

KCPT’s Arts Upload tells about CCCUCC bringing the quilters from Gee’s Bend to Kansas City

“Local clergy think Missouri ‘religious freedom’ bill only protects a hijacked version of faith that’s used for political grandstanding” by Steve Vockrodt in The Pitch

Some Missouri religious leaders oppose controversial bill regarding religious freedom by Cynthia Newsome at KSHB 41

Religious leaders say Missouri resolution is veiled attempt to legalize discrimination by Jonathan Carter at KCTV5

Interfaith Coalition Says Missouri Bill To Protect Religious Liberty Is Anti-LGBT by Elle Moxley at KCUR

Advocacy by Charlie Hacking on the Unbound podcast

Kansas pushes to throw out lawsuit over ban on gay couples filing taxes jointly by Dia Wall at KSHB 41

Metro courthouses: same-sex marriage applications have no distinction by Kyle Callura at KCTV5

After Ferguson, let’s talk about race, Kansas City by Lisa Guttierrez in the Kansas City Star

Same-sex couples look forward to possibility of marriage in Missouri and Kansas by JiaoJiao Shen at KSHB 41

‘Gravely distressed’: Religion looms large over Boy Scouts decision on gays by Miranda Leitsinger at NBC News

Country Club Congregational United Church of Christ of Kansas City welcomes gay Boy Scouts by Alicia Myers at KSHB 41

Kansas City church supports openly gay Boy Scouts by Chris Oberholtz at KCTV5

Local church welcomes gay boy scouts by Alicia Myers at KSHB 41