Thursday, December 31, 2009

I haven't been around any Episcopal churches,

but I have been around a Unitarian church here, and the number of notices on the boards about 'social justice' this and 'economic justice' that has made it certain that it's not a place I could enjoy being for services(if they're allowed to call them that*).
I was pleased to find an Episcopal church whose website focused on religion, not ObamaCare. I left a message for the priest that I was looking for a church that didn't press a political agenda because I wasn't a liberal.

I received an icy reply from the priest, the Reverend Lucy, who said with barely-contained disgust, "I don't think you should check us out."

Her response left me shaken and angry. I understand that leftists despise conservatives. I have seen that creepy look of pure hatred when I naïvely told a leftist friend about my political conversion.

But an Episcopal priest rejecting me during the holiest time of year? Isn't anything or anyone sacred?

Not to these people. They're like the priests and nuns in Central & South America preaching that there has to be a communist(they prefer to say 'socialist') revolution before Christ can return, so-called liberation theology: if you don't fall into line with the preferred concept, you're an Enemy of the People and deserve to be treated as such.

*The folk dance group I've mentioned meets there; once said something about God and received a lecture from one of the church(?) members about how I shouldn't say that because "Some people don't believe in God." "I can't say 'God' in a church?" "No." Pause. "How 'bout 'goddess' or 'deity'?" "That's ok."

I need one of the nice, rainbow Celebrate Diversity! shirts, if I can find the link. Though there's always solid colors, and this one's nice too. Any of those ought to make some heads explode.

1 comment:

Windy Wilson said...

That's pretty bad, coming from clergy. I wonder if Methodists would be better, since their theology is supposed to be so broad and all-welcoming that it could accept the draft-dodger as well as the soldier.

Did she forget the story of Jesus and the tax collector? One of the most despised members of Roman society, someone whom even the Roman Governors would be reluctant to invite to their tables. Or has the story of the tax collector been morphed by "Liberation" theology into something about having to tax the public to pay for public improvements we are all too selfish to pay for voluntarily?

I'm sure that there are actual criminals her church hierarchy would suggest she reach out to in this Christmas season, which makes the icy snub even more un-Christ-like.

One of the few things Senator Moynihan said that was acutally worthwhile was about how deviance has been normalized and normality has been made deviant, or some words to that effect. We are supposed to now make common cause with those who would kill us, sometimes by sawing our heads off with dull kitchen knives, but no compromise can be found with those who differ on some political doctrines but who support free speech and press and all the other American traditions that enable them to speak without fear.

Sorry for the long, rambling comment, but this is something clergy are supposedly trained to avoid.