I dedicate this post to the person that acted like an ass the other day towards someone I love and care for deeply. You will never know the hurt and pain your careless attitude and insensitivity caused. It’s just another strike against ignorant-ass Christians like yourself.
You are a stupid, stupid person. Actually more than stupid, you are a small and shallow person. I found myself making excuses for you, trying to give you the benefit of the doubt, but it just isn’t possible to do so any longer. I have no idea why I defend people in the ministry anymore… nothing should surprise me, but yet people like you continue to amaze me.
I was there and watched you. You were smug, cold, insensitive, and rude. You had an opportunity to build a bridge to my friend, yet all you did was carry a burning torch and set it on fire.
There was a time when I missed people like you in my life. I keep thinking back to a time when the likes of you were my closest friends, people I shared my life with daily. But after watching you in action, seeing your thoughtless and callous reaction to this person who has done nothing to be treated like an alien by you, I am so glad to not be associated with the church or pastors anymore.
I know, lots of people will say that I shouldn’t indict all Christians or church people with this broad brush I am using… but I cannot help it. I think the Christian church of America creates a sub-culture that is so full of veiled intolerance for anyone that doesn’t conform to their own image… that I just can’t stand it anymore. Your ignorance will be your personal undoing. It certainly is the church’s “Achilles Heel”.
Your willful and malicious treatment of those who once were “in the fold” but for whatever reason now are not… that is the great “dirty little secret” of the church. What is sad isn’t how you reject people like my friend (or me for that matter)… what’s really sad is how you percieve the moral high ground you are on to be the path to righteousness.
Some will say that I am no better for writing these things about you but I beg to differ. I am being open and honest about my disdain for people like you rather than hiding it behind a fake smile and lifeless hug as you do.
If what you showed my friend the other day was Christian love then we are all fucked.