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Saturday, March 26, 2005

Happy Easter

I don't always agree with Scott Sherman, the Howler Monkey. But in his current column about gay people embracing religion instead of categorically shunning it because of the examples set by a few bad apples (e.g., the Christian radical right), he's right on track. You should read the whole column here --> http://www.outinchicago.com/arts/conservativelyspeaking.asp


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...I wrote this column this Holy Week not to point out the inherent problems in churches. Every church, no matter how big or small, is going to have issues. The question is do we overlook the issue and try to come to an understanding, or do we just stand around stabbing each other in the back? Over the Easter holiday, churches throughout America will preach hope, unity and love. Thousands of congregations will throw open their doors to gays and lesbians, support them, and even protest with them.

It¹s time for the gay movement to embrace these churches and utilize them as bases of power in the fight for marriage and other issues that seem to be issues of choice by the Christian right. Nothing will drive the fundies crazier than having another mainline church protest them protesting the gays.

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