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Hoosier Musings on the Road to Emmaus

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Malicious slander

The Lead has a word of correction to offer, today. I suggest that folks in the Episcopal blogisphere pay due attention to the source.

That sort of display, and the commentary that follows, is why I try very hard not to go to the site in question, and why I refuse to link to it on my blog: it has got to be the most consistently venomous excuse for Christian expression since Fred Phelps, and I am embarrassed and ashamed to think that it comes from people who call themselves Anglican.

Lord, have mercy.


Anonymous Shari said...

Kudos to the Conservatives for apologizing when wrong. Repentence and asking forgiveness is the true Christian response.

Now, let us see if +Bruno apologizes.

Bets anybody?


November 05, 2007 4:34 PM  

Blogger Jane Ellen+ said...

Indeed it is, Shari-- and I do appreciate that an apology was offered, even with the small caveat. It was the honorable, faithful thing to do.

However, I stand by my original opinion: that site seems to be a magnet for angry, vindictive, violent commentary, and this was just the latest example.

I do read and link to sites that offer varying opinions and insights, and I include in that list some with strongly held conservative views. I read several, and you'll note that T19 and the Young Fogey are even in my sidebar. However, those sites are also monitored carefully by their owners and not allowed to get out of hand (Kendall Harmon and his Elves are quite intentional about this).

Meanwhile, SF consistently crosses the line in the way it allows and even encourages nasty, malicious postings and comments. I cannot stomach that sort of behavior, from either "conservative" or "liberal;"and I see no excuse for tolerating it among those who purport to be followers of Jesus.

November 06, 2007 8:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Completely unrelated, but this was the first post that popped up. I just wanted to thank you for your intelligent response to the question "why not priestess" on getreligion.org. While I am on the other side of the Tiber it absolutely enrages me when people throw the word "priestess" around so casually. Usually the response to such baiting is an uber-feminist rant that plays right into the baiter's beliefs about priests who happen to be female. I hope you won't mind if I use what you wrote the next time this issue comes up.

Once again--thanks for your response. It truly is another brick in the foundation of the bridge between our congregations!

Courtney Esq. in NH

November 14, 2007 2:40 PM  

Blogger Jane Ellen+ said...

Courtney: Thank you for your kind words. You are more than welcome to quote me, if you choose, and I am glad that you find my comments helpful.

Please feel free to stop by anytime!

November 14, 2007 4:15 PM  

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