Date: Mon, 8 Aug 94 20:48 CDT Subject: Promise Keepers (fwd) PGregorySpringerschwaermerdad

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Date: Mon, 8 Aug 94 20:48 CDT From: "P.G. Springer" Subject: Promise Keepers (fwd) PGregorySpringerschwaermerdadathepdoesnotstandforpope Was getting a little hot under the collar. Wrote the following message. Wishes to backpedal a little bit. Doesn't want to start going in circles again. Is going camping tomorrow morning. Wants to stop thinking about everything. Regrets the dichotomy of Christianity in the apocalyptic zeitgeist. Doesn't feel the need to apologize. Is not taking any arsenal on trip, save a flashlight. Says "later..." ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Mon, 8 Aug 1994 17:13:40 -0500 (CDT) From: P.G. Springer To: menno.d@uci.com Cc: Multiple recipients of list Subject: Re: Promise Keepers Is there some kind of blind denial going on here? Or is it just that my particular copy of the New York Times is filled with bizarre fabrications? Why do I keep reading these letters in the Gospel Herald that seem to echo sentiments heard from the "pulpit" of the Republican convention? Why was it that the last time I went to church I heard homosexuals condemned from the pulpit and, again, in the Sunday School class I attended? Didn't some people just get shot and killed in Florida? Didn't my lesbian friend's tires just get slashed as she passed through this town? Isn't she continuously threatened with violence because of the way she looks? Why are groups of men gathering together in football stadiums to regain their authority, bonding against homosexuals? Meanwhile, Caleb and Wolf ponder theoretically: "Does the Christian right really advocate violence and hate? Or, maybe it's just a few individuals who take the words of the Christian right literally. And maybe those people killed and threatened really deserve such things in their lives because they're sinners. How lamentable. We really do love them. If only..." There are many ways to express hate and violence. Pulling the trigger is just the tip of an iceburg that plows steadily through and wreaks destruction, hate, and death. PGregorySpringerschwaermerdadathepdoesnotstandforpope

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