Note - this is the text for a short talk that I gave on 31 August 2014 as part of a worship service for All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana. The podcast audio recording for this can be found here (my portion starts at the 9:10 mark).
Who has heard of Rev James Reeb?
He’s a famous Unitarian Universalist who made the ultimate sacrifice – giving his life supporting racial justice in 1965.
Now, who has heard of James Barrett, Lt Colonel (US Air Force – retired)?
Jim Barrett is less well-known but he could be considered our “James Reeb of reproductive justice.”