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Slacktivist on "Gay Hatin' Gospel"

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]catvincent)

Fred Clark provides (lengthy but I think worth your time) analysis of the results of the previously mentioned Barna Group survey on the homophobia perceived to be integral to US Christianity. He considers several possible reasons for this - and the analysis applies well to many areas of Dominionist thought.

Part One "The Safe Target"

Part Two "Inner Demons"

Part Three "The Innocent Backlash"

Part Four "The Exegetical Panic Defense"

Part Five "It's the politics, stupid"

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finding the silver lining?

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]fullcircleagain) they ain't done yet folks


'"We will continue to warn you of your impending doom as long as our God gives us breath," church leaders said in a press release lined with biblical references and pictures of the signs its members flaunt at funerals.'

"Not only did you fail to stop our preaching, but our message has gone to the entire world."

the good news?

"While Westboro's congregation remains stable at around 70 to 100 people -- most of whom are the extended family of founder Fred Phelps -- the ranks of the Patriot Guard Riders has swelled to more than 117,000 in the past two years."

Yes maybe there are limits to hurting others under the name of "religion"

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Question: Steeplejacking and PCA

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]raven_oreilly) This is mostly for [info]dogemperorbecause of something I read in a recent blog, but also for anyone who can answer it also. I recently read [info]dogemperor's dailyKOS entry about "The Madness of King George" and the subsequent commentary below and saw this, in reference to Methodist churchs:

"There are also some pretty interesting and scary things going on re steeplejacking here--at least one Presbyterian church that has split off from the main body because it felt the parent denomination was far too progressive (the Presbyterian Church of America, a split from PCUSA) is now itself being subjected to steeplejacking--by, of all groups, the racist League of the South (who is in essence trying to turn THAT church into Christian Identity Lite)."

Given the fact that I've posted in here about different mailings from fundie/dominionist groups and my brother being a full timer in Campus Christian Crusade for Christ, I couldn't remember what part of the Presbyterian Church MY hometown church, that I grew up in, was part of. So, I went and found that my church has a website and it says at the top "Presbyterian Church in America."

What is the difference between "Presbyterian Church IN America" and the "Presbyterian Church OF America" that [info]dogemperorspoke about?

I remember my pastor talking about the decision to separate from, I guess, PCUSA, but it's been so long ago, that I can't be sure. He is a pastor that studied at Westminster, though. I'm just worried that my old church is/will get steeplejacked, I guess. I mean, even though I'm not so into the whole organized religion thing, the people at this church are great and really nice and know how to have fun. 

Maybe I just need a little Presbyterian 101?

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