The Violence of Tradition

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A Reign of Terror?

What I truly do not get is that if the church is really that bad for the LGBTQIA...XYZ population, then why do they continue to subject themselves to this "terror"? Maybe the reality is that you should go to an area of the world where Christians are truly persecuted and actually killed for their faith! Overstated articles such as this do not bode well that there is any hope that we can ever survive as a single church!

betsy 218 days ago

And as for Christianity "gone wrong"

I totally agree that we do not need to embrace that type of Christianity that resulted in people being burned at the stake. Where progressives are confused is that simply disagreeing with your view of the world is not persecution. I am willing to allow you to believe what you believe and I will stand for your right to do so. Problem is you will not return the favor. In fact, I need you to proclaim your message freely and clearly and see if it survives. Only then can I determine if it is truly from God.

betsy 217 days ago

tradition

Whew. How does such a spectacularly one-sided, venomous article serve any gracious purpose or model the humility of spirit necessary for all parties in our ongoing discussions and principled disagreements? Forget the Methodists...my Greek Orthodox mother and Catholic grandparents would see only contempt in these words for their Christian church and faith. Please make the legitimate point (tradition has its limits and dark sides) but without the snarling that ends rather than facilitates understanding.

Bob 221 days ago


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     Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata preaches on the healing power of love at the April 26 evening service at the 2012 General Conference."To be God’s people is to be reminded that God is the Creator of each of us. We are all part of the human family. And in our human relationships we come face-to-face with a wide and wonderfully diverse family of individuals each unique but each beloved by God. Although we do not always agree, I believe it is important for us to know that we hold more in common with one another than any differences that keep us from caring for one another."

– Bishop Bob Hoshibata, God’s People Journeying Together, Desert Southwest Annual Conference website.

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