Friday, March 09, 2007

More from the Rainbow Presence

The group behind the Rainbow Presence has issued a media release which is well worth your reading. After the Rainbow Presence movement was unveiled this week, it didn't take long for the neo-cons over at StandFirm to take note. But here's an interesting difference: the people behind the Rainbow Presence make clear that this is to be a subtle, quiet display of solidarity with and support for gay/lesbian members of the Episcopal Church. StandFirm immediately labeled the group as "Rainbow Warriors." One group wants to be quietly supportive; another group wants to declare war -- and wants to bar them from communion. Which group do you reckon Jesus would hang out with?

3 Comments:

Blogger Suzer said...

To borrow for a moment from another tradition (a Cree prophecy) -- to be called a "Rainbow Warrior" is not such a bad thing:

"The tasks of these "Warriors of the Rainbow" are many and great. There will be terrifying mountains of ignorance to conquer and they shall find prejudice and hatred. They must be dedicated, unwavering in their strength, and strong of heart. They will find willing hearts and minds that will follow them on this road of returning "Mother Earth" to beauty and plenty - once more.

The day will come, it is not far away."

Go here and read the whole thing:

http://www.manataka.org/page235.html

It is too long to cut and paste the whole thing here, but I think you will find it uplifting.

3/09/2007 10:27 PM  
Blogger Cranmer49 said...

Rainbow warriors is one of the names used by University of Hawaii sports teams.

For some reason, it seems a bit oxymoronic....

3/10/2007 12:37 AM  
Blogger Nina said...

Yep. Coerce 'em for Jesus! That would be the same Jesus who hung out with the outcasts and never refused to eat with anyone.

3/10/2007 5:42 PM  

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