Date: Mon, 8 Aug 94 20:48 CDT Subject: Promise Keepers (fwd) PGregorySpringerschwaermerdad
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 94 20:48 CDT
From: "P.G. Springer"
Subject: Promise Keepers (fwd)
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.
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Date: Mon, 8 Aug 1994 17:13:40 -0500 (CDT)
From: P.G. Springer
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.
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