Then we are in the same ocean. maybe not the same wave, but at least the same beach. We are not all that far apart. --------------------------------- Booth Martin http://www.martinvt.com --------------------------------- -------Original Message------- From: Open discssion among iSeries Users Date: 10/13/04 11:30:55 To: 'Open discssion among iSeries Users' Subject: RE: [CPF0000] About gays.. -----Original Message----- From: cpf0000-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:cpf0000-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Booth Martin Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 9:58 AM To: Open discssion among iSeries Users Subject: RE: [CPF0000] About gays.. >>Thank you for the answer. I appreciate it. >>It leads to another question though. Where your church is welcome and >>accepting of their gayness, does discussions of gay partnerships ever >>surface? We discuss "partnerships", not "gay partnerships", our gay brothers and sisters sometimes have a different story or point to tell about relationships. >>Is the church ready for those discussions yet? Yes (my church, not "The Church"), I know some people in the church is not comfortable with these issues. >>Also, how do the children deal with it? Are they troubled with it? In 2004, the concept of "Heather has 2 mommies" is known by most kids. I am sure that you are aware of that fact that kids can handle diversity as long as they feel safe, and nourished. >>I am truly curious because frankly, I have never seen people that have the >>chance to know gay people respond any differently than your church has. >>Again, excepting the angry people that are just mad at everyone. Now, to break the "love fest" <My point of view, not "The Churches", nor even that of my Local Congregation>... There is a difference between "gay" and "openly gay" and "gay militancy" At a certain point (although not clearly defined), the choices we make Effect our relationships with each other....
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