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Betrayal (continued) – 18 September 2007
Concerned about dwindling membership, a Christian denomination
spends a not-so-small fortune advertising to attract new members.
Their ads try to convey the impression that they are open to all
people of all backgrounds, and that everyone will be warmly welcomed.
Perhaps you have seen these commercials.
However, it has been our experience that they are not open-minded or
welcoming when it comes to vegetarians/vegans and/or animal advocates –
even though their founder leaned in that direction.
It is this denomination’s loss, since we have found that those who
have been truly changed by God’s Holy Spirit have compassion for all of
God’s creatures – both human and nonhuman. By marginalizing
compassionate people, they are encouraging the very opposite of the
teachings of Jesus whom they purport to follow. This is a betrayal of
His ideals and those “least” among us. (Matthew 25:45 and Luke 9:48)
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful. At the
same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the
world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true
peace and compassion.
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