Well I'm Sure He's Not The Only U*U Minister Who Is Guilty Of Plagiarism. . .
Minister resigns over plagiarized sermons
Apr 29, 2007 7:42 AM EST
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A Providence minister who plagiarized sermons has resigned in order to avoid a divisive vote on whether to bring him back.
The Reverend Donald Cameron was installed as minister of the First Unitarian Church in Providence just five months ago.
His plagiarism was exposed when a church member tried to download one of his recent sermons from the Internet.
The church member found Cameron's sermon was almost identical to a sermon delivered by the Reverend Richard Gilbert in Rochester, New York, in 1997.
More investigation found Cameron plagiarized at least two other sermons.
Cameron said he was humbled by the love and forgiveness parishioners have shown him. But he said he was troubled by the anger and pain he caused, and stepped down to avoid more problems.