More on Deception

While we're on the topic of deception, it's only fair that we bring in concerns from the mainstream Evangelical perspective.

About three weeks after our public coming out in the Evangelical Organization, a woman we befriended at the church sent us an email. Here's an excerpt from the email: "Ladies, Now that the initial shock is over, I can sit down and write you. I understand that you guys were trying to prove a point but you don't prove points with deception. I don't love you any less than what I did but I can't condone your lifestyle no matter how I look at it. To be able to be a deceiver also makes it possible to be deceived."

Based on her theory that being a deceiver makes it possible to be deceived, does that mean that the entire leadership and members of that congregation, including herself, are deceivers as well, since they all believed that we were who we said we were? Hhhhmmm.... In her judgement for us, our friend didn't realize how close she came to the truth that there are countless church leaders who deceive the masses and then take up an offering. It's not the believers who corrupt religion, but the leaders who teach HATE and separation in the name of God, only to build their own empires.

The email closes with, "Just remember this one thing, if you guys are right and we are wrong we will still end up being together in heaven. But if we are right and you are wrong we will not be together ever again." Here's a classic example of the ill-effects of organized religion, teaching "us against them", and everyone argues over who's more anointed. What a tragedy.

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