By David Marr via Guardian Australia.
Just read this and loved it. David Marr on the enduring business and ethical model of far to many churches… that they clearly refuse to move on from.
I was baptised back in the day at a tiny seaside town church but since that day have barely stepped foot in a church.
I have had a few people along the journey ask me to come and join in with their congregation but I never did and looking back on that decision now, I made the right one.
For me the big issue with the church is gender balance. It’s bloke world for the most part still although there are churches with female ministers/pastors, they are few and far between and as I understand it Anglican or other branches of Christianity.
Then there’s this issue, homosexuality. And as David Marr correctly concludes in the article above its a hill they are seemingly prepared to die on.
It’s a pity that many in the church can’t or won’t get their head around what I consider, the longer I live, to be normal sexual behaviour.
Maybe with Cardinal Pell now gone, they might start to change course and I hope that happens because the church has much to offer society.
Anyhoo, that’s my little rant for today. Please click through to David’s article if this subject is something that you are interested in.