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Can we talk? I mean really talk, is Synod members and leaders, Pastors, Parishioners  "listening" or are they hearing but not actually listening? 

What an interesting article to read after the "High Priests" banished; you can call it a confession and repentance but it is the same -either repent or you are banished. members of a certain group of God's Children! That is right we are all God's children and yet we accept some and we banish others... I know there was much debate and it continues, but fundamentally CRC does NOT accept diversity - it's either you accept Diversity or you do not. You can not sit there and say hmmm I like this apple and I don't like this apple, There is no sitting on the fence, so you banished some of God's children, his creations just like picking and choosing which apple you like to be at your table.

CRC's past is like most Churches they pick an chose. they treat one group one way and other groups differently, yet God treats all of children equally, He has no favorites, a Good Father loves His Children equally. 

So where do we stand now? do we accept this article on Diversity, or do we say I like the green apples the best?

Who am I? I am a disciple, I am a Child of God, I am learning. My skin is white but my blood is Cree, in God's eyes I am his Child - just like you. At one time you did not accept me, and many still do not, but that is their problem not mine. They will have to answer God's question "Why did you treat some of my Children on way and others another way?"

May the Grace and the Peace of our Father be with you always.

Jeffrey Thomson

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