a gut check for my progressive friends
(a follow up post from this one) ::
your voices are loud, growing in an ever increasing cacophony calling for inclusion, equality, justice, tolerance and acceptance.
you rightly demand the right to believe in an understanding of God unhindered by cultural mandates of 2000 + years ago, and instead desire to contextualize a message of love and unconditional inclusion for all.
but does your ‘all’ include everybody?
is there room in your inclusivity for the fundamentalist?
the modern conservative traditionalist ‘evangelical’?
the person who believes same gender erotic behavior is a sin?
if our demand for inclusion dictates an exclusion of anyone, it is no longer inclusion – just a new form of segregation.
is our commitment to diversity large enough to include those whom we’re reacting against?
what do you think?