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  •  The only ones who can do this (2+ / 0-)
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    AoT, SeaTurtle

    are the ones in the pews and the ones in the pulpits ... outsiders can only support, not instigate.

    Can you live with excommunication and shunning? I've seen it work and what it does to people ... it takes lots of faith and uncommon guts to live with it and stay in the same theological community.

    "Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. Liberty without thought is like a disturbed spirit." Kahlil Gibran, 'The Vision'

    by CorinaR on Wed Jul 04, 2012 at 09:51:03 AM PDT

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    •  Excommunication if you accept it (2+ / 0-)
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      CorinaR, SeaTurtle

      That's actual doctrine.
      Two people in my section of the church walked out during the anti-mandate sermon Sunday. There were probably half the normal attendees and the report in the bulletin had the collection down a quarter from last year this time.

      •  Send copies of your donation checks (1+ / 0-)
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        made out to organizations / political groups you support in lieu of donations to the church. Let them know specifically how you feel in the way that really hurts.

        "You can die for Freedom, you just can't exercise it"

        by shmuelman on Wed Jul 04, 2012 at 12:33:06 PM PDT

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