Ordained into the United Church of Canada in 1993, Gretta Vosper was never really into the whole higher power God with a capital G.
She “came out” as an atheist in 2013. On the way there she stripped her church, West Hills United, of big G right down to rewriting the hymns and replacing the Lord’s Prayer, losing nearly half of her small congregation.
The UCC has tolerated Vosper up until she criticized one of its Moderators for circulating a prayer for the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre.
See, Vosper purports that a belief in a “supernatural being” “had led to innumerable tragedies.”
The UCC has been dithering for over a year now whether to defrock Vosper, with no resolution in sight.
A recent BBC radio profile of Gretta Vosper Here
(click the little radiowave icon in the lower left corner of the picture of Vosper to hear the full report).
The Charlie Hebdo controversy Here
Her webpage Here