Messages From Langston Goldfinch
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Disney Boycott
I go to a Southern Baptist Church, and chances are the person you ask here would BE gay. And by the way, I know a few atheists who are anti-gay. "homophobia" is rather a vague term in my mind. Regards Langston

Disney Boycott
Your guess is correct. I grew up a "southern" Baptist (my father is a minister) and now belong and teach an adult Sunday School class in a SB church. There are two groups (Alliance of Baptists, liberalish, and Co-operative Baptist Fellowship, more conservative) that have developed since/because of the fundamentalist takeover. Southern Baptists are far from alone in this radical right movement as you probably know. We (my own little clique) call them Hezbollah Baptists. Me, I hate the sinner

Disney Boycott
There has been a long tradition of "liberal" Baptists. This goes back to English roots as well. Harry Emerson Fosdick (Riverside Baptist Church) was perhaps the best known. The principles of the Baptists (autonomy of local church, priesthood of the believer, separation of church/state) have largely been trashed by the fundamentalists who took over the SBC, and its institutions. Regards Langston

abortion
My post had nothing at all to do with pagans. I made a straight forward inquiry about the status of limbo and the effect of occult (that is the medical term for it) abortions. I sent the message to individuals who had discussed either term in the last ten days or so. I did not "spam" the message, but since I know many users do not read messages to "all" I chose the more direct approach. Instead of a reply

Disney Boycott
Replying to a msg in WIMM (WIMM) Hello curry@gte.net. 20 Jun 97 14:42, curry@gte.net wrote to Langston Goldfinch: My strong suspicion is that the homophobia preceeds the holiness. Regards Langston

Disney Boycott
Not known, hold on..... not in my EB either... fill me in? Yes, in general. Democracy suffers from the main fault of letting the people run things! -30-L

Ken is Alanna?
Bah, humbug- you have been in graveyards too long. -30-L

Disney Boycott
Agree- didn't know she had been on TV that long New Orleans is one of those "open" cities (NYC, San Francisco) with many gays, especially older men who came here years ago. The stories some tell me about their childhood experiences as gays are horrific. Witchcraft and such is only similar irrationality. I am no longer surprised that seemingly intelligent and educated people can still be prejudice to the point of irrationality about a few things. Race used

abortion
I can get no response, have you? -30-L

Disney Boycott
All, "old" Craig reminds me of a story. Near Newport TN (where I went to college) were many stills. Also many "preacher" boys. One gets a ride. Fellow in truck has a jug on the seat next to him. "Have a swig" he says, "it is real good stuff" "No thanks, I am a ministerial student, and we don't drink." "Aw, come on, have one little swig, how do you know it wont be a liking for you?" "No

abortion
I sent it to YOU, you brought up the "pagan" stuff. I could tell that how? Won't speculate as to your problems. You have already said so much. Because you might have known. It appears that "pro-life" people don't care to think about the issue. Don't bother me all that much. Rudeness is a sign of intimacy (negative perahps), off the wall seems the norm here, puzzled is the start of insight at times. Besides if I had a life

abortion
But of course it does Scott! Never would have occurred to me. How clever of you to think of this. Experience, no doubt! -30-L

Disney Boycott
No doubt about it. I haven't the vaguest idea what you are refering to. Whatever. -30-L

Disney Boycott
Don't waste good Bourbon, now Scotch........ -30-L

Special time :::::
Hello All. from the July Atlantic Monthly (Because there is no year "0" in our Calender, -1 (B.C.E.) is followed by +1 (C.E.)) so that "that those two ones run together." He warns students to be alert: for example, the interval between the capture of Rome by the Gauls, in 390 B.C., and its capture by the Visigoths, in A.D. 410, is 799, not 800, years. To reckon the years between a B.C. date and an A.D. date add

abortion
I could sense your deep and profound loneliness and alienation. The thirst for genuine soul contact, even if from sarcasm and metaphysical shadows. So intuitive. A natural consequence of variation in outlook. Of course. But why? Is documentation a sacrosanct perversion? Why not merely allow statements to poetically meld into meaning? Surely as a pagan (or is it pagana?) you can be receptive to such a thrust? You are right on target Katherine. How very very insightful of you. Death

abortion
Bite your ear next time! -30-L

Disney Boycott
typo? I hope not, it certainly awakens my nacient curiosity, who was (is?) Glodbreg? -30-L

The Good Smaritan, update:
from a Letter to the Editor by a friend of mine: RE: "Southern Baptists vote Disney boycott: 'Gay-friendly' policies bashed" (Times-Picayune, 6/19/97) A lawyer, who represented the Southern Baptist Convention, stood up to test Jesus. "Teacher," he said, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?" Jesus said to him, "What is written in the law? What do you read there?" The lawyer answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,

Bearing False Witness.
You will probably experience another whole millennia first! BTW interesting article in current (July) Atlantic Monthly about calendars, "zero" and such. Since the is no "zero" year between 1 b.c. (bce if you prefer!) and 1 a.d. (c.e?) then the difference between 4 b.c and 1997 is 2000 years, not (as I had assumed, in 1996)- hence since Jesus was most possibly born about NOW 2000 years ago, THIS is the millennium! Let's party! Regards Langston