Monday, February 06, 2006

God Is Still Speaking Churches

As a follow up to Daniel Gallagher's recent post about the United Church of Christ and the few, ignorant congregations which have removed the "God is Still Speaking" signs from their front lawns, I would offer the following information.

Contrary to popular belief, there are many United Churches of Christ which actually welcome gays and lesbians, and if your church is not among them, then I have good news for you.

The United Church of Christ has a website. On that website you will find a search engine through which you can locate an enlightened congregation which is still a part of the "God is Still Speaking" campaign. If you're looking for an open, accepting climate you can actually find a loving congregation to suit your own needs. That's right, mates. You no longer have to tolerate a congregation of theocratic carnivores who say that they will pray for you while they are actually preying for you. You do not need to waste your time trying to convince a pack of homophobic bigots that their hackneyed attitudes went out with witch burning and public flogging.

Just click on FIND A UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST CONGREGATION IN YOUR COMMUNITY and it should take you right to the desired search engine. Only those congregations which are a part of the God is Still Speaking Campaign are listed.

As for the others, the ones that aren't, listed, what can I say except...

God forgive them, they know not what they are doing.


Brandon said...

I'm not sure, but I think Danny will be rewriting the original piece to give less air time to the Bishop.

Lily said...

Thank you for the post, and information. Nice to know some churches are welcoming.

Daniel Gallagher said...

Not the one in my best friend's home town. Get a load of this. An INTERIM pastor--who by the way admitted to being a former Catholic--had the guts to swoop in and take down the GOD IS STILL SPEAKING sign. Now, I had always thought the United Church of Christ was a progressive denomination, but in this particular town, the Neanderthals are in control and little things like tolerance, love, and forgiveness are looked upon as sinful while hate, bigotry, and a dysfunctional thought process are looked upon as redeeming features.

On the other hand I should thank this church. They have indeed set me on a new path--right into the loving and open arms of the FREEDOM FROM RELIGION FOUNDATION.