My dear brothers and sisters,
I have not only read about the spiritual warfare waged against us, I have heard some of the principal actors speak them to my face. The thread is interrogative and not rhetorical.
Do you believe that the spiritual leaders speak with a different voice than the secular leaders? Do you believe that those voices are blurring into a theocracy? ........is there any truth to the Dominionist concerns?
Do you believe that there is any difference between the Catholic, Anglican or Orthodox approaches to spiritual violence and the rhetoric and behaviours of the fundamentalist Protestant Christian?
Do all "gay-affirming" Churches sing from the same hymnal, pray from the same prayerbook, or offer the single or coupled gay or lesbian congregant the same pastoral care and sustenance as they do the rest of their flock?
Are they all just different manifestations of Elmer Gantry - in a simple suit of clothes, in academic regalia or liturgical vestments....or canonically, both
The classic positions on both sides of the secular and spiritual "culture wars" are well known. The "talking points" are repeated, ad nauseam it seems, to each other and to audiences, both hostile and sympathetic.
Is it zealotry, dear brothers and sisters, or is it merely spiritual realpolitik???
THAT THIS THREAD IS NOT IGNORED. I SO WANT TO DIALOGUE WITH YOU....YES,,,,,YOU.