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08/15/2011

Univ. professor receives inter-office communique, lives to tell (tall, condemnatory) tale

by Jeremy Hooper

AdamsHow does University of North Carolina Wilmington criminology professor and American Family Association columnist Mike Adams use his dual positions to his best advantage? Well, he takes a university-distributed list of inclusive churches, posts their information in a column, then proceeds to mock then in various and sundry ways, natch:

On August 8, 2011, our LGBTQIA Office circulated its own list of gay-friendly churches. The taxpayer-funded endorsements went out to the following five churches:

1. St. Jude’s Metropolitan Community Church

19 N. 26th Street, Wilmington, NC 28405

Telephone: 910-762-5833

http://www.stjudesmcc.org/

e-mail: stjudes@bellsouth.net

This is not a shocker. St. Jude’s is the gayest church in town. What is shocking, however, is that the church is named after St. Jude who specifically condemned homosexuality is his short New Testament epistle. The St. Jude website says “We believe in Christian social action, confronting the injustice of poverty, racism, homophobia, sexism, class-ism and all the ways we separate ourselves from one another.” It is unclear whether their proposed “social action” in opposition to “homophobia” will include trying to kick St. Jude out of the New Testament for uttering hate speech. Hey Jude, don’t make it bad! It’s genetic, remember?

2. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wilmington

4313 Lake Avenue

Wilmington, N.C. 28403

email: office@uufwilmington.org

The Unitarians seem to believe in pretty much everything. That’s good news for LGBTQIAs who support gay marriage. But I wonder how they feel about welcoming Muslims who support stoning homosexuals. Is that acceptable to the Universalists? I would think so. Most Universalists I know like to get stoned on a fairly regular basis.

3. Church of the Servant

4925 Oriole Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403

Telephone: 910.395.0616

e-mail: admin@cosepiscopal.com

I think Church of the Servant is a pretty bad name for a gay-friendly church. What about Church of the Master? I mean, what if a gay couple is into all those games of dominance and submission? Shouldn’t a truly diverse congregation serve both the dominant and submissive partner?
KEEP READING: Mike Adams: The Separation of Gay Church and State [AFA]

What, because this is some sort of "religious freedom" good sense: Using power of employment to go after churches that have done nothing more than see the world through different lenses than the ones prescribed to your own faith-based spectacles? Wouldn't one think a Christian "pro-values" kind of guy would be doing anything in his power to get reliably unchurched college students' butts in pews? Wouldn't that do more for his supposed mission, even with the theological disagreements, than does his demonstrated BDSM knowledge?

But hey, let's just hope no one forwards Professor Adams one of those "you must send this to x number of friends or your luck will suck" messages. I'd hate for his apparent inability to file impertinent emails to a junk folder to cause him to push that chain game onto the rest of us.

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