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12 Jun 2019, 10:53 am

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There is a movement in some of the less-conservative Christian churches to be more inclusive and less judgmental of LGBTQ people as members of their congregations. The more liberal Christian churches will even ordain LGBTQ people as deacons, elders and clergy. Christianity is not monolithic.


I drove past a church the other day that had a sign which said “LGBTQ Friendly!” and even had a rainbow flag next to those words.



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12 Jun 2019, 10:55 am

That's something---in the land of Trumpism and northern Confederate flags :P



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12 Jun 2019, 11:00 am

Twilightprincess wrote:
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There is a movement in some of the less-conservative Christian churches to be more inclusive and less judgmental of LGBTQ people as members of their congregations. The more liberal Christian churches will even ordain LGBTQ people as deacons, elders and clergy. Christianity is not monolithic.
I drove past a church the other day that had a sign which said “LGBTQ Friendly!” and even had a rainbow flag next to those words.
Jesus' own ministry was an inclusive one. There is a lot of material that supports this, but it is better to provide This Website Link than to present it all here.


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12 Jun 2019, 11:00 am

Many wiccans honor pagan gods of Ancient Europe and Middle Eastern countries like Egypt and Mesopotamia (but some honor gods of other religions including Christianity and some honor no gods at all).

Some of the pagan gods in Ancient Greece were homosexual/bisexual. One of my favorite myths was the love triangle involving the gods Zephyrus, Apollo, and a mortal boy named Hyacinth. Basically Zephyrus got jealous when Hyacinth favored Apollo over him and he killed him with a discus. Apollo became stricten with grief over losing his lover and turned his body into the beautiful hyacinth flower. :flower:


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12 Jun 2019, 11:01 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
That's something---in the land of Trumpism and northern Confederate flags.
YOUR land, perhaps. Not mine.


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12 Jun 2019, 11:02 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
That's something---in the land of Trumpism and northern Confederate flags :P


It was near a big college town, so it doesn’t reflect my area in general.



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12 Jun 2019, 11:22 am

Not MY land, Buddy! You know where I live!



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12 Jun 2019, 11:24 am

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Not MY land, Buddy! You know where I live!

Neeeew YOOOOOOORRRRRKKKK! :dj:


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12 Jun 2019, 11:26 am

I live in the Land of the Howling Wolves and Mewing Cats! :mrgreen:



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12 Jun 2019, 11:27 am

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I live in the Land of the Howling Wolves and Mewing Cats! :mrgreen:

And rude taxi drivers and big sewer rats! :mrgreen:


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12 Jun 2019, 11:29 am

Not so much any more....the rude taxi drivers were taken over by Uber and Lyft.

And the sewer rats retreated to the subways...

There's always been a bit of Sodom in New York....



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12 Jun 2019, 11:30 am

I’ve lived in very conservative, rural areas.

Two years ago, I lived in a village with less than 400 people. I had people from 4 different religions come to my door: Jehovah’s Witnesses (multiple times), Mennonites (with a sermon on Father’s Day on CD), a Methodist preacher, and people from a strict Baptist church.

There’s lots of Amish and Mennonites where I live who are, mostly, very insular, but most people around here are very conservative in general.



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12 Jun 2019, 11:34 am

I actually don't mind conservative areas----if they don't bother me....

Wasn't Paul the primary impetus behind the spread of Christianity to outside the immediate Levant area?



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12 Jun 2019, 11:36 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
Not so much any more....the rude taxi drivers were taken over by Uber and Lyft.

And the sewer rats retreated to the subways...

There's always been a bit of Sodom in New York....


Los Angeles must be Grimora then. :P

Maybe Atlanta was Egypt? :farao:

And Twilightprincess I once saw two mennonite women shopping in Walmart. Their handmade dresses and bonnets were pretty and had flowers embroided in the cloth.

I actually think the handcrafted stuff Amish and Mennonite people make is pretty cool. I heard they make some pretty good food from scratch too. Like pies. :)


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12 Jun 2019, 11:37 am

Orange County, California has an eclectic mix ... three Buddhist temples within 5 miles of my house ... Methodists, Independent/Non-Denominational, Jews, Presbyterians, RCCs, JWs, Muslims, Sikhs, Pagans ... if one of them doesn't "git ya", another likely will.


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