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  -And this is why I will NEVER be a member of a Christian Church! pink-o  Dec-05-11 06:34 PM   #0 
  - It's because Christianity has become a political party.  xfundy   Dec-05-11 06:36 PM   #1 
  - If it hasn't become one, it has surely been co-opted by most Republicans.  Arkansas Granny   Dec-05-11 07:01 PM   #17 
  - Yes.  darkstar3   Dec-05-11 06:37 PM   #2 
  - It's a church. That's what churches(temples,mosques) do. Avoid  virgogal   Dec-05-11 06:37 PM   #3 
  - Not all of them. Find a UCC one that doesn't as there are many. eom  uppityperson   Dec-05-11 11:17 PM   #36 
  - Just remember that Christianity is not monolithic  derby378   Dec-05-11 06:37 PM   #4 
  - The post right above yours claims otherwise.  Bluenorthwest   Dec-05-11 07:18 PM   #21 
  - What, the Quakers?  derby378   Dec-05-11 07:34 PM   #24 
  - i work at it all the time!  Thats my opinion   Dec-05-11 10:39 PM   #33 
     - Oh, you're blaming atheists  skepticscott   Dec-06-11 04:59 AM   #39 
  - You're right...unfortunately, the progressive Christians are overshadowed by the Right n/t  deutsey   Dec-05-11 07:42 PM   #26 
  - Yes  NMMNG   Dec-05-11 06:38 PM   #5 
  - Indicative that they are very fragile insecure people IMO. I've never figured out,  RKP5637   Dec-05-11 06:55 PM   #14 
  - All "Christian Church"s are not like this. Try UCC as they are very much not.  uppityperson   Dec-05-11 06:41 PM   #6 
  - I think that's a good point many of us often forget. The outrageous ones steal the  RKP5637   Dec-05-11 06:58 PM   #15 
  - Well look at the Obamas the most famous attendees of UCC  Bluenorthwest   Dec-05-11 07:28 PM   #23 
     - You obviously do not know much about UCC and their equal rights stuff. Educate yourself.  uppityperson   Dec-05-11 08:02 PM   #27 
     - "Seems to me no one in the UCC said a word about the...oppose equal rights material"? WTF?  uppityperson   Dec-05-11 08:13 PM   #28 
  - just show up for the reception  RainDog   Dec-05-11 06:42 PM   #7 
  - Yes, but it's not authentic validation. It's nothing but an echo. nt  patrice   Dec-05-11 06:43 PM   #8 
  - In answer to  Mz Pip   Dec-05-11 06:43 PM   #9 
  - Same here -  KT2000   Dec-05-11 06:45 PM   #10 
  - I left my EV church for the exact same reasons: homophobia and mysoginy.  Initech   Dec-05-11 06:45 PM   #11 
  - Conservative Christianity is very fragile.  ZombieHorde   Dec-05-11 06:47 PM   #12 
  - He was just reminding John and Mary to forget the sex change when the seven year itch hits!  peace13   Dec-05-11 06:52 PM   #13 
  - The solution is simple. Wear ear plugs to church events. Or an mp3 player  Speck Tater   Dec-05-11 06:58 PM   #16 
  - Because willful ignorance is the hallmark of religion does not mean that it is a virtue.  cleanhippie   Dec-05-11 07:03 PM   #18 
  - The couple should have reviewed the vows.  socialindependocrat   Dec-05-11 07:14 PM   #19 
  - And ministers reserve the right to go off-script. I've seen it 4 different times,  darkstar3   Dec-05-11 07:15 PM   #20 
     - That's because they lack all honor and follow ego to the end  Bluenorthwest   Dec-05-11 07:20 PM   #22 
  - Here's the ironic juxtaposition...I went to Thanksgiving with my friends in SF  pink-o   Dec-05-11 07:41 PM   #25 
  - A church that can't handle a hearty belly laugh in response to such idiocy isn't worthy of respect.  saras   Dec-05-11 08:40 PM   #29 
  - That's not fair. You're judging Muslims by bin Laden.  mistertrickster   Dec-05-11 10:04 PM   #30 
  - Yet who is to say that Texas Christians or bin laden got the religion wrong?  cleanhippie   Dec-05-11 10:09 PM   #31 
  - Religion is a belief system. Are you saying people should have no beliefs? nt  mistertrickster   Dec-05-11 11:11 PM   #35 
  - Perhaps you should re-read both YOUR comments and then my response.  cleanhippie   Dec-06-11 08:52 AM   #41 
     - Or you could just clarify what it is exactly that you're saying. nt  mistertrickster   Dec-06-11 02:05 PM   #43 
  - But to some degree you could say this about any belief system  LeftishBrit   Dec-06-11 03:02 AM   #37 
     - Good post. This is what MLKing said in "Letter from Birmingham Jail"  mistertrickster   Dec-06-11 02:11 PM   #44 
  - Episcopalians are some of the most progressive of religionists...  PassingFair   Dec-06-11 03:01 PM   #48 
     - Many Episcopal priests DO officiate at same-sex weddings  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-06-11 04:56 PM   #52 
        - Good to know!  PassingFair   Dec-06-11 08:18 PM   #53 
  - i would also be tempted to walk out.  Thats my opinion   Dec-05-11 10:37 PM   #32 
  - I thought this kind of church was an unrecognizable caricature to you... n/t  laconicsax   Dec-05-11 11:09 PM   #34 
  - No, you would just put him on ignore.  cleanhippie   Dec-06-11 08:22 PM   #54 
     - !  laconicsax   Dec-06-11 09:45 PM   #55 
     - LMAO!  beam me up scottie   Dec-06-11 09:47 PM   #56 
     - Bye! n/t  NMMNG   Dec-06-11 09:52 PM   #57 
  - Really? At a Methodist church? Which one in Dallas?  Dragonbreathp9d   Dec-06-11 03:52 AM   #38 
  - White's Chapel Southlake, Tx.  pink-o   Dec-06-11 02:45 PM   #45 
     - Ah, Southlake- ok that makes more sense  Dragonbreathp9d   Dec-06-11 04:37 PM   #51 
  - So this pastor thought there would be no gay folks who were friends of  MarkCharles   Dec-06-11 08:39 AM   #40 
  - I truly don't think it occurred to him to dial it down. He figured he was in friendly territory.  pink-o   Dec-06-11 02:51 PM   #46 
  - Ask him  deacon_sephiroth   Dec-06-11 10:34 AM   #42 
  - I like your wording just fine!!!  pink-o   Dec-06-11 02:52 PM   #47 
  - You need to try the Unitarian Universalists...  4_TN_TITANS   Dec-06-11 03:04 PM   #49 
     - Yeah, Unitarians are cool.  pink-o   Dec-06-11 03:12 PM   #50 

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