[Virtue Online] June 12, 2005--The AAC Kentucky Chapter learned that controversial and nationally known religious writer, Bishop John Shelby Spong, has chosen to use his notoriety to bully a parish priest in the diocese of Kentucky for promoting the teaching of the creeds of faith. The Rev J. D. Brown in his role as associate for adult Christian education, at St Francis in the Fields, in Harrods Creek Kentucky, cautioned a reading group against a curriculum that overemphasized controversial writers such as Bishop Spong, and Elaine Pagels. Father Brown indicated in a letter to them that he could only endorse their activities if they balanced their curriculum by including some mainstream writers who argue favorably for the creedal faith. The letter found its way into Spong's hands. He subsequently devoted two pages in his new book to take a priest and a church, not under his ecclesiastical authority, to the "wood shed" in a national forum.