Dr. Rit Varriale is originally from Schenectady, New York. He became involved in the Baptist tradition while attending The Citadel. Upon graduation, Rit was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army and was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division.
In 1996, Rit entered the ministry and began his theological training receiving a M.Div. (Campbell University Divinity School), a Th.M. (Duke University Divinity School), and a D.Min. (Princeton Theological Seminary). From 1996-present he has served three congregations in North Carolina.
I would like to add a comment along these same lines. I admit, that I have not been involved as, evidently, most folks have not until this election. We have touched base again and have a rare and I believe, a Heavenly sent opportunity to regroup. I believe that our local elected and unelected officials have systematically auctioned off our lives for a dollar. For example, our City Council has been offered a $13,683.00 grant, if they will comply with the the special conditions listed in the offer. This information came off the agenda of the last Council meeting. To be brief I will just use the abbreviated names of the departments listed in the offer.
The OCR, OJP, OVW, DOJ, VANA, SAA’S, EEOP, MOA, POC, EPOC, OIG, BJA, NEPA, BVP, NHP and the JAG, I probably missed a few. A few of the dozens of conditions caught my eye. ” Prohibits discrimination based on Actual or Perceived
Race, color, national origin , religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, or Gender identification. ” Requires the grantee to comply with DOJ’s Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (DOJ’s Global) guidelines and recommendations”. ” Comply with the National Environmental Policy Act.” Comply with the National Historic Preservation Act.” And my favorite ” Comply with procedures regarding the protection of human research subjects.”?? Looks like our city council will agree to a lot for $13,683.00. Did the Federal Government force our local elected and unelected leaders to agree to these rules. No, the dollar did. What think “ye”.
I’m like you Billy, I’m especially concern about the last one, “human research subjects”? And the fact that it appears that our city will sell out for under $14k? I think we could do something in our community to raise that much without agreeing to these conditions!