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  •  You know, I live in the statistically least (11+ / 0-)

    religious state in the Union, Maine. I also work for the Episcopal Church (one of our martyrs, Jonathan Myrick Daniels, died taking a bullet meant for a black girl during an altercation that took place during the Freedom Rides).

    The idea that hate should be preached from the pulpit is anathema to me. But I've also lived in Texas, and here's a story :

    I was working for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a relatively liberal and integrated evangelical denomination with Presbyterian and Baptist theological influences, and sat down with my boss, the minister, to talk about hymns to highlight his six-week preaching series on the exodus. I suggested "We shall overcome". He nixed it immediately saying: "I know it's in our hymnal, but our congregation will not sing it. Many of our largest donors are still sore about the Civil Rights movement because they lost their maids.

    This was in the 1990's.

    I resent that. I demand snark, and overly so -- Markos Moulitsas.

    by commonmass on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 07:13:19 AM PDT

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