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Pastor Dan comments on IRS complaint

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Pastor Dan chimes in on the complaint filed with the IRS on the United Church of Christ:
Just after Obama's speech, I read a thread over at the AU site where Barry Lynn opined that the appearance was kosher, though Lynn did express some reservations.

I didn't write it up at the time, but I did think Lynn was correct. There was no foul, but anyone who thought that having a single presidential candidate come to speak at a denominational convention wasn't going to draw some fire had to be smoking the wacky tobacky. There are plenty of people out there who'd like to take a slice out of the ass of Obama, Lynn, or the UCC. This was perfectly predictable.
As I've said before, as much as I disagree with Pastor Dan, he sticks to the issues and doesn't appear to be driven by the spin. The same can't be said of the half wits that post comments on his blog... such as...
I've always wondered what is the real purpose of that UCC Truths website. The author continually states that his aim is to reform the denomination and fight an out-of-control church leadership (that is democratically elected), yet he seemingly rejoices in news of congregations leaving or closing. He claims that he is neither a member of the Biblical Witness Fellowship or Faithful and Welcoming yet he repeatedly carries water for them and takes every opportunity to criticize the actions of their counterpart, the UCC Coalition for LGBT Concerns (particularly over the notable Equal Marriage Resolution at 2005 Synod).
Of course, criticism like this is never linked to anything on this site to support the claims. I think the only time I ever commented on the UCC Coalition for LGBT Concerns (March 9, 2006), I was being very complimentary of then Program Coordinator Ann Day stating that "Day deserves a great deal of credit for stepping up beyond the rhetoric and focusing on denomination unity." But because I disagree with the UCC, I must be part of some evil cabal with the IRD and BWF although I have had nothing to do with either of them. If that's the best they can muster up to avoid talking about the issues being raised here, I must be doing something right.
posted by UCCtruths, Wednesday, September 12, 2007

7 Comments:

Pastor Dan isn't bad, but he is definitely a denominational cheerleader so I think to that extent he does follow the spin. He's just smart enough not to copy and paste entire UCC news releases like a certain pumpkin-headed UCC blogger who shall remain nameless.
commented by Anonymous jeepboy, 11:03 AM  
LOL @ "pumpkin-headed UCC blogger"
commented by Anonymous Deena G., 11:08 AM  
Don't forget that it is Pastor Dan that allows those lies to be posted wthhout correction in the first place.
commented by Anonymous Jon Dansel, 3:16 PM  
What are the "issues" on this site? From browsing it so far it looks just like a simple news aggregates on all stories negative to the UCC. What is the "issue" you are advocating? It certainly couldn't be denomination unity as you refer to your critics as "half-wits".
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 9:58 PM  
That's kind of the point - I'm not really advocating for issues as much as I advocate for honesty and transparency from denomination leaders. The "half-wits" I mentioned are critics whose information and facts are completely wrong.
commented by Blogger UCCtruths, 9:40 AM  
It is easier said than done... The problem of some invited people do not confirm and then some send their representative without telling the organizer... Precaution has to be observed if you deal with someone like this because he might create a scene in the event and organizers don't like that social News This can be prevented if as invitee/s you do your part as well,
commented by Blogger Social Dashboard, 2:51 PM  
It is easier said than done... The problem of some invited people do not confirm and then some send their representative without telling the organizer... Precaution has to be observed if you deal with someone like this because he might create a scene in the event and organizers don't like that social News This can be prevented if as invitee/s you do your part as well,
commented by Blogger Social Dashboard, 2:51 PM  

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