Head on over to Jesus Needs New PR and read Matthew Turner’s post What many of America’s churches have in common with Penn State. It’s sobering, biting, and a little bit harsh. Here’s an excerpt that was particularly apt:
And while America’s churches have helped and brought hope to a wealth of people, we have also dished out hell and damnation in the name of God on a lengthy list of victims.
Why? I think it’s because a core belief or understanding that is foundational to nearly every form of Christian fundamentalism is this: The “idea” or “value” or “belief” is more important, more valuable than people.
Read the whole thing. You’ll probably disagree with a thing or two, but it’s worth the few minutes it will take to read.
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