An Open Letter to Rev. Franklin Graham from a “Small Church” Pastor

I was raised Catholic. After decades of soul-searching, my religious beliefs have come to fall in the category of atheist. However, I do believe fervently in treating all living creatures with courtesy and respect. Treat others as you would wish yourself to be treated. I often fall short of that, but I keep trying.

What terrifies me more than the ridiculous buffoon we have as the leader of this country, is where the country is headed morally and in the name of “Christianity.” I’m sharing this today because this guy, Peter, says it so much better than I ever could. It’s long, but definitely worth the read. If you can’t read the entire piece, than this section sums it up nicely:

“So let me see if I have this figured out correctly: God doesn’t give a flying fruitcake if we deprive twenty-million people, most of them poor, of access to health care. Nor is God particularly concerned about how men treat women in the workplace, how people of color are treated in the real estate market, how the hungry and homeless are cared for (or not), but God flips out if we bake a cake for a same sex couple to celebrate their wedding? I have to be honest with you, Frank. I’m just not seeing it. Not in the Bible, not in the realm of rational common sense.”

 

Source: An Open Letter to Rev. Franklin Graham from a “Small Church” Pastor

10 thoughts on “An Open Letter to Rev. Franklin Graham from a “Small Church” Pastor

  1. I had read this and find it to be so beautifully correct. I admire the frankness of the author and the gentle tones used to make some very strong, and truthful, points.

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  2. Thank you for sharing this. My shift from Christian to atheist was in many ways a reaction to the same bigoted, self-serving “unchristian” religion I found around me. I still believe in, and try to follow the spirit of Christianity as I see it, just without the belief in a god.

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  3. Thanks for calling this to our attention. It puzzles me that some churches must go out of their way to advertise themselves as “affirming congregations.” As if all churches wouldn’t welcome me as a gay man rather than shun me.

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