Saturday, December 04, 2004

Bring Back Indulgences

Yeah, so I haven't been keeping up the blog lately. Sorry.
Well, not really sorry at all. I've been busy.

Well, not so much busy as tired.

The only thing that's gotten me remotely interested lately (besides the old news of the war) was the ad that the Unitarian church wanted to run, featuring minorities and gays being kept out of a church. All the shiny happy white people were let in, of course.
The message being that other churches are exclusionary and the Unitarians aren't.

ABC rejecting the ad was understandable, as they have a policy against running religious ads in general. But CBS and NBC rejected the ad for being too controversial.

From CNN: "Because this commercial touches on the exclusion of gay couples...and the fact that the executive branch has recently proposed a Constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, this spot is unacceptable for broadcast," the church quoted CBS as saying.

A minister was interviewed on one of my news programs and he found that statement very disturbing. I've said it before, we need to get government out of religion.
Another minister said that the ad was a "misrepresentation of scripture." I'm sorry, but how many translations of scripture are there? And how many different sects of Christianity are there? Besides, the whole history of The Church tells of constant convenient misrepresentation.

I'm not sure how I feel about the recent approval of money for maintenance of missions in CA. Granted, we do not want federal money going into churches, but many of those sites have an historical significance. If the money would only go toward the physical rebuilding of the church and not towards services . . . ? It's a loophole.

By the way, I watched Jack Van Impe the other night and you all will be relieved to know that Armageddon is still on it's way.