Church Stuff-More or less

Does the church make sense or do we make it too hard for people to come in? I think yes and yes and the task then is to make it easier. Maybe for someone out there, this will be the case. I write as a Lutheran (or, perhaps a Lutherpalian) although I might seem out of the mainstream from time to time. That's okay, isn't it? Let's blog on.

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Contrary to what Google will tell you, I have been blogging for several year, right here. Look for Churchstuff-moreorless. life was a hell of a lot easier when you could talk to someone to get help. Now, you can't do it on the telephone, you can't do it on the internet. Life was easier and made more sense because people actually cared. Now they will screw you as quickly as they will help you. Unfuck the world.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Remembering the lost

On this, the 12th anniversary of the death of Matthew Sheppard, members of the Rainbow Alliance and the Interfaith Center gathered outside Hillman to ponder the recent suicides of young gay men due to bullying. Fr. Ted Brown, the Roman Catholic campus pastor, and I offered prayers. Mine went as follows:
“Our hearts, O Lord, are grieved. You have created all things and called them good yet there are those who would defile your Creation through hate and unmitigated prejudice. We mourn the deaths of those who have taken their own lives in response to being unloved, badgered, and bullied. We are confident that they now rest in Your loving arms. Strengthen us, dear God, that we might stand firm in opposition to the evil around us, that we might come to the day when all of Your children, brothers and sisters all, stand together as one and Your reign of peace may come among us. Amen”
The Interfaith Center is a safe haven for the entire Post community regardless of orientation or circumstance.


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