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The United Church of Christ: Old, Rich and White

Monday, July 16, 2007

It's satire, but it sure comes close to the mindset of some in the United Church of Christ. From "TomInTheBox News Network":
U.C.C. Congregation Frustrated to Simply Be "Old, Rich and White"

San Francisco, CA - The United Church of Christ has for many years now touted itself as being an "opening" and "accepting" church. The theologically liberal denomination whose motto is "God is still speaking" openly accepts into full church membership gays, lesbians and transgendered persons. The church is also one of only a few to officially sanction and perform same-sex unions, and prides itself in being a "church for everyone," including the poor, minorities, social outcasts, etc. But one U.C.C. congregation in the San Francisco area has been struggling to find its place among the denomination, and recently they have set about on a campaign for diversity.

"The problem is simple" said Rev. Dale Pendergrast, pastor of Bayside United Church of Christ. "We're just a bunch of old, rich, white people. We have no minorities in our congregation. We have no gays or lesbians. We have no poor people. The youngest person in our congregation is 55, and there isn't a person here who drives a car that costs less that $25,000. We are pure vanilla ice cream here."
You can read the rest of the questionably edgy piece here.
posted by UCCtruths, Monday, July 16, 2007

2 Comments:

this whole piece is satire!!! you people will print anything negative about the U.C.C. and not even fact check.SHAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 4:46 PM  
Hmmm.... I can see how the first sentence "It's satire" might confuse you as to whether or not it was satire.
commented by Blogger UCCtruths, 7:03 PM  

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