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  •  Even at a (mostly) liberal church (3+ / 0-)
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    Vetwife, TiaRachel, HeyMikey

    We had an interim pastor a few years back who announced from the pulpit that some people in the congregation weren't Christians.

    I got steamed and walked out of the service.  Hung around and griped afterwards--got a lot of support.  I hear the Pastor got told off good at the next session meeting--and he stayed pretty quiet for the rest of his time.

    BTW, the only actual politics we now hear from the pulpit are things like
    *Vote
    *Participate in the Joint Religious Day on the Hill to lobby legislators for better housing, medical care, etc.
    *Write a letter to your congressman in support of Bread For the World.
    Not that politics don't come up after worship during coffee occasionally, but....

    •  gotta add... (3+ / 0-)
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      Vetwife, TiaRachel, HeyMikey

      we are NOT racist or sexist.  
      Three lesbian couples raising their babies with us.  Half of a gay couple sings in the choir.

      One soprano was for many years the only consistent black person in our congregation (we have a regular native american, also, and we've had temporary black or mixed families).  But bless this lady, she has stuck with us for nearly 30 years--and now that her nephew is pastor of an AME congregation (which meets Sunday afternoon at a church near my home), the two congregations periodically trade choir visits.  

      Last Sunday, Pastor Bill gave our sermon, and a the Lily of the Valley church pianist and ensemble group sang.  Other times, our choir goes there for something special they are doing.

      Minnesota's a long way from Florida, though.  If you are shopping Presbyterian, look for a More Light church.

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