Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Fast from God

What do you do
when God keeps giving
but his people stop?

I am starved by institution
neglected by one million
men who grow fat with God.

I am forced to reject
God who gives all gifts.

“No thank you, God.
I am not as worthy
as the rest of them.

I fast from God –
undeserving of
my own creation,
unworthy of her

But God keeps giving,

I fast from god,
his creature
sculpted to
melt well in hell.

JMRF, St. Cloud, 2006

Well, the bishops came out with their latest gay-bashing document. In case you missed it, you can read it here. They basically reaffirmed what they've said in the past - that it's ok to be gay as long as you don't act on your sexual inclinations, embrace gay culture, or (this one is sort of new) tell anyone. They did say it was ok to baptize children of gay parents, but they also failed to take a negative stance on restoration therapy. They just said it should be attempted very carefully. Gross. It's full of nasty contradictions, here's the most obvious example:

First the document says:

"Church policies should explicitly reject unjust discrimination and harassment of any
persons, including those with a homosexual inclination. Procedures should be in place
to handle complaints."

and then it says that the church reserves the right to not hire and fire (discriminate against) people embracing these values not in tune with the church.

I love job security. Anyone know of any good msuic jobs in non-catholic churches?