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Monday, June 20, 2016

Outrage your neighbor as you outrage yourself

I knew from the article that this sign was on the grounds of a United Church of Christ.  It wasn't until I looked in the background that I saw the church was Open and Affirming (a UCC phrase that means accepting and affirming of LGBT people and their relationships).

Probably a less controversial stance than it was before Obergefell, but now I wonder if Mr. Jansen could decode that message, if he wouldn't be upset all over again.  Or, it might calm him down, because obviously a church with both these signs can't really be Christian.

Or maybe it's doubling down on their heresy.


Blogger The Thought Criminal said...

I look at the Crux website from time to time and I found this piece about Syrian Orthodox Christians, a beleaguered community, who are feeding poor Muslims during Ramadan.

I feel ashamed and humbled when I read things like that.

9:38 AM  

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