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  •  Containment Is Where to Begin nt (5+ / 0-)

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Fri May 25, 2012 at 04:56:44 PM PDT

    •  Containment or mass action and knowledge? nt (3+ / 0-)
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      devtob, commonmass, bythesea

      "It's kind of fun to do the impossible!"

      by ljcrazyhistorian on Fri May 25, 2012 at 04:59:53 PM PDT

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    •  that's what worley is advocating, gooserock. (7+ / 0-)

      we're better than that...we're better than ong>them.

      •  I thought that was snark because of the obvious (3+ / 0-)
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        Cats are better than therapy, and I'm a therapist.

        by Smoh on Fri May 25, 2012 at 05:57:54 PM PDT

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        •  i hope so... (13+ / 0-)

          thanks for seeing another possibility and a "higher angel" at play...

          frankly, i like this idea started by the god article that my denomination, the UCC, has joined in:

          A Wickedly Beautiful Response

          HOW YOU CAN RESPOND (the wickedly beautiful part)

          I decided to ask a few thousand friends that I have on The God Article's Facebook page to help me come up with a reasonable response - something to call attention to the fact that not all Christians are like Pastor Worley and something to possibly make a difference. There were plenty of suggestions, but I thought one really stood out. Michelle McBriarty suggested, “We should all make a donation in Pastor Worley's name to their local LGBT group.” That's just brilliant.

          Not only will it be a wonderful opposing response to Pastor Worley, but it does several other wickedly beautiful things. One, it helps fund organizations who are actively working against this kind of exclusion and bullying. Two, it puts Pastor Worley on their mailing lists!!! And, three, it can really show Pastor Worley and others what creative, non-violent resistance looks like – and that's biblical.

          So, in addition to sending in a donation to your favorite LGBT advocacy group in his honor, I'm asking you to do one more thing: download the postcard you find at the end of this post and fill it out. It is addressed to Pastor Worley and says, "A donation has been made to ____ in your name. Thank you for helping advance the fight for equal rights for our LGBT brothers and sisters." Just fill in the blank and mail it to the right Reverend. In a few days, he'll also start receiving all the wonderful educational material from each organization to whom he has “donated.”

          When you make a donation in his name be sure to include the address of his church:
          Providence Road Baptist Church
          Attn: Pastor Worley
          3283 Providence Mill Rd.
          Maiden, NC 28650

          go to the link above for the .pdf download of the card and a list of suggested organizations.

          might i suggest (since it counters his faith-based hate with a radical faith-based love for the GLBT community of faith that is one of the cornerstones of the UCC):

          The UCC Coalition for LGBT Concerns

          The Coalition provides support and sanctuary to all our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender sisters and brothers, their families and friends; advocates for their full inclusion in church and society; and brings Christ's affirming message of love and justice for all people.

          The United Church of Christ Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns is officially recognized by the United Church of Christ as a related, self-created organization.

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