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January 23rd, 2012
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From:elthar
Date:January 24th, 2012 01:25 pm (UTC)
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Cubes, thank you for the sentiment. I wish more Christians were like you (and like my friend Mike on Facebook), willing to say out loud that this sort of behavior is not okay. It's all too easy to see how the people I'm pointing out are secure in the knowledge that they're in the majority and don't feel the need to hide.

I'll add, for the benefit of my other friends, that I don't expect every one of you to condemn this behavior out loud, turning this post into a litany of "me too" comments. I'm just trying to heighten awareness.
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From:cubes
Date:January 24th, 2012 04:04 pm (UTC)
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In case you aren't aware, there are many, many Christians who would consider me just as evil & worthy of condemnation for even thinking this way.

I know plenty of people (I hesitate to call them friends, we're just involved in some of the same community things) who would think far less of me (and/or try to talk sense into me, and/or outright shun me) because I am not what they consider a "Bible-believing Christian" -- a term which, much like "pro-life", clothes a remarkable level of intolerance and exclusion in a term that no sane person (or, in this case, good Christian) would want to not be.
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From:elthar
Date:January 24th, 2012 05:17 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I'm aware. One of the bloggers I follow is intending to do a documentary on the hostility and threats, sometimes to the point where a family will move away, directed toward those who are on the "wrong" side of church/state cases -- whether they are atheists, Jews, or just the "wrong kind" of Christian. So I've heard plenty of stories in that vein. To say nothing of the fact that some (most?) of the original beneficiaries of freedom-of-religion statutes were Baptists in a sea of Puritans, or similar situations.
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