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  •  Thank you for your diary (6+ / 0-)

    and for your efforts to demonstrate what Christ-like looks like. Your efforts may seem to have fallen on deaf ears and closed hearts, but words and actions can take a while to root and grow. You may have made a real difference in someone's life.

    The two UMC churches I pastor are not, by any stretch, Reconciling (that is, openly accepting). They are small, rural, and homogenous. As such, while they would have been polite and (mostly) pleasant if you and your partner had visited with us, some would also have been visibly uncomfortable, and would have talked about you for weeks afterward. In spite of the genuine welcome you would receive from some, you likely would not have wanted to return. And I would have yet another opportunity to preach on radical hospitality, get into some heated discussions, and have more letters to the Bishop sent behind my back.

    Church can be the faith's worst enemy.

    I have taken a full year of Law and Government Class and have determined that government and politics are my left ass cheek.-my 18 year old daughter

    by left rev on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 05:11:34 AM PDT

    •  Amen (not snark). (1+ / 0-)
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      Church can be the faith's worst enemy.
      Much like Congress, state and local legislatures often set a lousy example for the practice of democracy?

      Yet here we are, still seeking (something).

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