Sunday, September 13, 2009

Two-Facedbook? - Monday Mission

Painted Maypole is proud of [her national church body] for passing a resolution that allows rostered homosexual pastors to be in a committed relationship. It's been too long in coming.

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DCM* 1 Wha???

DCM 2 Who voted on this?

DCM 1 And why is our pastor's wife happy about this???

DCM 3 I knew she voted for Obama, but I didn't realize she was THIS liberal

DCM 1 Houston, we have a problem

DCM 2 No kidding

DCM 1 I don't think we can stay part of this church

DCM 2 We should pull all our money from the national church organization

DCM 1 We should pull our whole congregation from the national church organization

DCM 2 Yes, we cannot continue to be part of an organization that approves of this.

DCM 1 And if Painted approves of this, might her husband approve of this, too?

DCM 3 *gasp*

DCM 2 If that's the case, I'm not sure he can be our pastor anymore

DCM 3 *double gasp*

DCM 1 I agree. Let's talk some more about this.

DCM 2 Maybe we should draft a statement of our opposition

DCM 1 Let's talk with other people about our dismay

DCM 2 I'm angry

DCM 1 Me, too!

DCM 3 Should we maybe talk to them about it?

DCM 1 ???????????

DCM 2 There's a council meeting on Monday. Let's organize and come out with a strong stance at that meeting.

DCM 1 Agreed. I'll talk to some of my like minded friends.

DCM 3 Has anyone talked to Painted or her husband about this?

DCM 1 ??????

DCM 2 What's there to talk about, the bible is clear.

DCM 3 Well, obviously Painted doesn't think so, and some leaders in our national church organization don't think so. Should we take a look at the other side?

DCM 2 The other side is SATAN.

DCM 3 Ummmm....

DCM 1 See you at the meeting on Monday!


*DCM - Disgruntled Church Member

***** The original status is an actual status I posted on Facebook a few weeks ago. The comments are my imagined comments of some composite DCMs. Although frankly, I haven't heard any wind of someone as reasoned as DCM 3. And no one has said any of this as openly to me. I am hearing whispers and rumours. It was this that caused me to briefly go private with my blog. Monday night (9/14) is the council meeting. The actual comments that appeared under my status on FB were mostly in agreement, which some discussion and concern about this not going over well.


This post has been a Monday Mission. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write a post in the form of a facebook status (or several... with or without comments... be creative!). If you DO play along, please put a link to your post in the widget below.

Join us next week, when your mission will be to write a post in the form of a photo essay - tell your story completely through pictures.


Aunt Becky said...

Wow. Just. Wow.

Cold Spaghetti said...

This is rocking me in 8 different ways.

If I can release some creative juices outside of The Thing, I am going to try and do this one... it's TOO GOOD!!!

Chrissy said...

That is rough. Really rough. I hope the meeting goes well.

kaye said...

I hope the meeting goes well. (your post makes facebook much more understandable to me. Thanks for your well wishes:)

Furrow said...

My inclination as an outsider would be to say good riddance to the likes of DCM1 and DCM2, but I know this must be hurting and worrying you. It sucks. I hope the bigots will see their way to reason and/or compassion.

Magpie said...

I hope your meeting goes well tonight. It must be tough to deal with.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I hope all goes well. These are scary times. I wish we could manage to be the Democracy we claim to be.


What happened to equal rights for EVERYONE? That's Satan? Grrrrr....

And the Bible is NOT clear on anything. Pulllleassse. I mean it is, but you know, almost everything is open to interpretation.

Anonymous said...

Yes - let us know how the meeting went. Perhaps on Facebook? Bwahahah.

Denguy said...

Wow, that's real? People are like that?

Catherine said...

Oh, Oh, Oh.

My dad was a pastor. I entirely understand. Oh, the stories I could tell...

imbeingheldhostage said...

wow. If I could come stand beside you in that meeting, I would.

Louise said...

Love it!!!! Sorry this was so traumatizing for you, but your telling in retrospect is great.

Christine said...

sometimes FB just makes me crazy--these kind of exchanges being why! good luck with it all.

Kyla said...

I would have liked to play along with this one...alas, it is Friday and I'm just now opening my reader!

Woman in a Window said...

You're brave. You're real. And in my opinion, you happen to be right.