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Turning the CRC Into an Lgbtq+ Ally

Last Thursday I attended an event at Sherman Street CRC hosted by All One Body. Their goal is to transform the CRC into a denomination that fully accepts and celebrates all aspects of the LGBTQ+ ideology. Here is their strategy.

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Alfie Who?

Bedtime prayers with my 6 and 3-year-old sons had led to a discussion about Alfie Evans, hope, the value of life, and freedom. Afterward, I reflected on the question: What should the CRC as a denomination be speaking out about?

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How Do You Define "Justice"?

I saw the words "justice" and "equality" on the handouts my six-year-old son had brought home from school. He didn't know what "justice" meant. In truth, many grown-ups also have a hard time defining justice.  

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  • Hmmm...it's almost like men should teach their sons to cherish and protect the women in their lives. To honor those women. To hold the door open for them. To speak to women respectfully, and not...

  • Hmmm...it's almost like men should teach their sons to cherish and protect the women in their lives. To honor those women. To hold the door open for them. To speak to women respectfully, and not...

  • Good points, Jason. One of my goals in writing this was to demonstrate that open borders does not equal "justice" in this situation.

    It would be helpful for CRC denominational staff,...

  • Steve, thanks for your comment about "refugees" (asylum seekers) and "immigrants." I'm glad you brought it up, as there is an unfortunate trend in conflating the two. Sometimes this is done...

  • I've heard from Border Patrol agents and residents on the ground who say that a physical barrier of some kind is necessary on certain parts of the border. I understand the emotional opposition to...

  • Diane, that is a great idea!

    Does anyone know if the Office of Social Justice has something like "adopt a family" for entire church congregations to take charge of 1 family and help them...

  • Hi Kristen. You probably are being too idealistic. But this world needs more idealism.

    Yes, it seems that compromise is the best solution. But it remains to be seen if "bludgeon the other...

  • Kris, it seems like we are trying to agree on the furniture and fixtures...but I suspect we have started with 2 completely different foundations. Instead of focusing on a subjective analysis of...

  • Kris, another huge change from when "immigration was once basically open to anyone" is this:

    Taxpayer funded schools, medical care, welfare benefits, voting rights, etc. that are available...

  • Jodi, fortunately you don't have to speculate about the author's attitude in attending the A1B meeting. Because I'm the author. No need for speculation.

    8 - )

    I attended the meeting...