Sorry guys, but even after a night's rest, I still have a problem with it.
As my high school principal used to say when students were caught kissing in the hallways -- "there is a time and a place for everything, and this is neither the time nor the place."
I'm not against provocative action altogether. But there is a time and a place for it. A nativity scene, in my opinion, is just not the place for a gay marriage statement. It appears to have been done to blatantly offend, and the activists accomplished that quite tidily. I hope they are happy with setting GLBT equality back a few steps. If progressive change is to be made, there must be some modicum of respect for those we engage. Yes, let's fight the stuff in religion that's oppressive, but using a nativity scene to proclaim a gay rights political viewpoint is just offensive to me -- and I'm a supporter of gay rights (obviously!).
I'm surprised there aren't more Soulforcians who think this action was unwise and/or inappropriate.
Scary as it may sound, I think Sammy1980 and I would be on the same page regarding this story!
My partner and I will be on vacation for a while, so I may not check in as much. The catsitter will take care of the furry guys while we're gone
. Hope everyone at Soulforce has a Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Happy New Year, or happy holiday season regardless of what you do (or don't) celebrate! Blessings, y'all!