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20
Jan
09

Another One of Those Days

This is a re-post of Rick336’s thread on Soulforce. I loved it so much, I was envious, so I asked to re-post it here. Rick, being the ever so kind person he is, granted me that permission. It amazes me that Rick has summed up amost exactly the same recollections of history that I remember. Thanks Rick – you make me look good.

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17
Jan
09

God is in Gaza and Israel

On another forum site on which I participate, a thread was started entitled “The Victimization of Hamas.” Basically, the premise of the original poster was that Hamas was getting what it deserved, and the civilians being killed, maimed and hurt were somehow complicit by the very presence in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip. Shockingly, to me at least since this is generally a socially, politically and theologically progressive forum, many agreed. This was my latest response:

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15
Jan
09

Ray Boltz for Soulforce

This is a moving video from my friends at Soulforce.org

15
Jan
09

G-6.0106b Commentary

       In an article questioning whether now is the time to consider replacing G-6.0106b, Barbara G. Wheeler wrote:

I still think that G-6.0106b must be removed. It is a blot on the Constitution. It was tortuously worded to create the appearance of fairness — the same standard for gay and straight officers — as cover for its discriminatory intent, the exclusion of gays and lesbians. It promotes misuse of the church’s great confessions of faith as catalogs of sins. Continue reading ‘G-6.0106b Commentary’

12
Jan
09

Yes, it’s California, but …

Despite nationwide media attention, I have stayed out of the discussions, on other sites I frequent, regarding California’s Prop 8 and the ensuing Supreme Court battles. The reason has not been due to support or lack thereof, but with the major dis-ease I have suffered over the concept of voting on rights. When rights become the purview of the majority to grant or take away, they are no longer rights but privileges.
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12
Jan
09

We Can’t Stop It

It’s coming. We don’t know when. We don’t know from where. But come it will.

It won’t be denied. It won’t be stopped. It will instill fear to our very core – fear that cripples us as we see the fabric of our illusory faith rent apart.
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