Sunday, September 08, 2013

Chautauqua, New York, beautiful and liberal

Lakeside, Ohio, a few years ago changed its name to Lakeside Chautauqua (which none of us actually use), but it is one year older than Chautauqua, NY. Both were at one time Methodist summer retreats steeped in Christianity and the Bible. I'm not sure when things shifted, but I know that in 1913 there was a Bible Conference at Lakeside, and by 1938 it was called Religion and Life or something like that. Old timers really squealed foul this summer when Lakeside's logo was changed and the cross removed (has since been restored). Here's an article about what has happened at Chautauqua, NY, and although Lakeside is only "interfaith" one week, it's definitely liberal.

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