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Minneapolis congregation fosters sun worship of a different sort
StarTribune Minneapolis ^
| January 3, 2014
| Josephine Marcotty
Posted on 01/03/2014 6:33:36 PM PST by smartyaz
Sarah Campbell would like churches everywhere to supplement the cross with a new symbol of hope solar panels. That, she said, is exactly what the 750 members of the Mayflower United Church of Christ did last week when they flipped the switch on one of the largest solar arrays in Minneapolis as a brazen and public strike against climate change.
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota; Unclassified
posted on 01/03/2014 6:33:36 PM PST
I bet those panels are just churning out the watts in this lovely weather...
next worse local for solar panels could be Seattle Washington...?
posted on 01/03/2014 6:37:53 PM PST
( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
Fuzzy-wuzzy do-gooder church.
posted on 01/03/2014 6:45:33 PM PST
(When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
I wonder if they came standard with de-icers and defrosters?
posted on 01/03/2014 6:46:04 PM PST
(It's difficult to differentiate between a hog calling contest and a Senate rollcall.)
On cloudy days Frankenfraud goes up on the roof and shines a flashlight on the solar array.
posted on 01/03/2014 7:00:05 PM PST
(Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
U = Utterly
C = Confused (or Creed-less)
C = Christians
posted on 01/03/2014 7:00:59 PM PST
(O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
For the members of the Mayflower Church, which sits at the corner of Diamond Lake Road and 35W and is part of the United Church of Christ, the energy project fit right into its historically liberal mission. It was among the first denominations to accept female and gay clergy. Mayflower considers itself a church of big dreams symbolized by the giant dream catcher sculpture hanging from the roof of the sanctuary and it does not dream humbly, said Campbell.
As a delegate to the World Council of Churches, Campbell was among those who persuaded the group to sign a letter to President Obama urging him to say no to the Keystone Pipeline proposed for carrying Canadian oil across the middle of the United States. At its annual synod last year, the United Church of Christ agreed to divest itself of all investments in fossil fuels and to adopt a goal of carbon neutrality.
Humility is a nice trait. But when you are doing justice, it does not work well, she said. And church organizations can be powerful ways to create change.
Sounds like an indoctrination center rubberstamped "church" by a lesbian propaganda minister.
thats probably taxing the poor boys usefulness to the max!
posted on 01/03/2014 7:09:08 PM PST
( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
Kinda on your side. Those parishioners will believe anything... or is it a (D) HQ in disguise?
posted on 01/03/2014 7:18:49 PM PST
(The Dim Platform is splinters bound by crazy glue., The Tea Party is the solvent)
Maybe they can have Daryl Hanna come do a special chant and dance for Gaia.
posted on 01/03/2014 7:26:27 PM PST
(Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
Many churches only use power a couple of days a week. Solar panels would be a horrible investment for them.
posted on 01/03/2014 7:27:28 PM PST
“Sarah Campbell would like churches everywhere to supplement the cross with a new symbol of hope.”
“Supplement the cross
” OK, so she is not a pastor, but a priestess of a new religion, one that is in the process of being revealed even as we speak.
Somehow, I think, Moses would have recognized Sara Campbell for what she is without any hesitation or help, as would Isaiah, Malachi, Paul or John. “There is nothing new under the sun.”
posted on 01/03/2014 7:29:27 PM PST
(We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
posted on 01/03/2014 11:16:06 PM PST
(Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
Get to work, sweety! Today's your day to shovel the snow off the panels. You've only got 203 more to go. You missed a lot of spots on that first one.
There used to be a First United Church of Christ in my neighborhood. They left off the “F” in their acronym.
To: Right Wing Assault
.. and some folks still wonder why stereotyping won't fade away d:^) lol
posted on 01/04/2014 4:26:59 AM PST
Somehow, I think, Moses would have recognized Sara Campbell for what she is without any hesitation or help, as would Isaiah, Malachi, Paul or John. There is nothing new under the sun.
Not to mention the original Belteshazzar.
posted on 01/04/2014 5:39:09 AM PST
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who persuaded the group to sign a letter to President Obama urging him to say no to the Keystone Pipeline proposed for carrying Canadian oil across the middle of the United States
"Yes, Christ (the historical male sometimes erroneously referred to as the Son of God), would prefer not using oil at all, but he obviously would prefer tank cars over pipelines if Our True Savior and True Son of God, Obama, is OK with it." /s, fake quote
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