A kinder, gentler Christian Civic League of Maine
I proudly identify myself as a Christian. This was not the case a few years ago. Under the reign of Michael Heath, the Christian Civic League of Maine quite possibly turned more people away from Christianity than it did draw them to it. His public representation of Christianity made some of us uncomfortably flinchy whenever a newscast or presser came about that had anything to do with him. It's not that Heath was not right in what he said, it was the delivery. The Word of God says to speak the truth in love. Heath, unfortunately, often left the love part out.
Fast forward to this past summer. Carroll Conley, Jr. was hired as the new Executive Director of the CCLM, now called the Maine Family Policy Council. While those who staunchly supported Heath as a truth-speaker with no tolerance for pluralism, sin, or anything not deemed of the Christian creed tend to think of the kinder-gentler CCLM/MFPC as Christianity-light. However, I know Carroll and can attest to his faithfulness and deep love of Christ. His focus is, as it should be, on building bridges between sinners and Christ, rather than drawing lines in the sand that alienate anyone from Him. He brings the truth in love and is an unapologetic Apologetic. Under Carroll, the CCLM now has a chance to bring new membership in and expand its reach into important public policy areas that have such grave impacts upon the moral fiber of society like abortion, gambling, and educational choice. I am proud to call Carroll a friend and thrilled that he is the new face of Christianity in Maine.