Monday, May 16, 2005

Churches Batten Down the Hatches

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I seem to remember all sorts of Bible stories from my youth in a lily white Luthern Church. These Bible stories were about Jesus inviting all and sundry to follow him. Male, female, young and old. Little children even. People of any color, any ethnic background. All were welcome to his loving embrace...hold your horses!. Seems many a vicar and preacher for this Jesus are screaming at us to go away. Seems the latest fad in right wing America is to exclude people. Just like when the TV bosses refused to run an ad for a Church that wanted to invite gay people into their services even as gays get locked out, the bosses whined this was mean and they didn't want to run divisive commercials about embracing people and loving them.

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