All Blog Posts Tagged 'youth' (6)

Thought this only happened in other places......

.....but I see the bucolic East Coast is not immune.

 

A local evangelical church is featured in "Halifax Magazine", a free add-in to the local Sunday paper.

 

From the article-

 

"He (Russ Conway, the pastor) initially says a gay person would be welcome within the church, but when pressed acknowledges that unless they wanted to become straight they would not be welcome."

 

And I'll give you the last three paragraphs (or what I feel is…

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Added by Boatman on October 2, 2011 at 9:07am — No Comments

Youth Rally- A 1984 Story

Another Church of Christ hosted an areawide youth gathering today, which the youth minister thought was a splendiferous idea, and got us there thirty minutes early, before anyone at all had arrived. There was nothing unusual: bland a-cappella arrangements of popular Christian rock songs (We all know God hates guitars, as well as fags and yeast!), crappy inspirational films, and overcast volleyball. 

The feature presentation of the evening was “Soul Surfer.” The…

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Added by Bryan Casey on August 12, 2011 at 11:18pm — No Comments

Encouraging Young YouTube Atheists

I think that it's important that we support young atheists who have found a voice on Youtube.  For many of them, it's the first time they've found the courage to speak out publicly.

Their fledgling channels only rarely show up in searches, which translates to few views, which can be discouraging. I thought it would be a good idea to help them along as many of them are "coming out" for the first time.

My suggestion: …

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Added by Gary Smith on August 7, 2011 at 3:33am — 3 Comments

Bully Culture

I was homeschooled, then attended Christian school, then went to 2 public elementary schools, 3 public middle schools, 3 public high schools (including 1 magnet school) and finally, GED school. We moved a lot. I had the un-enviable experience of being the New Kid many, many times growing up. In some schools I was bullied, but at others I wasn't.



School culture plays a huge role in the degree of bullying that goes on. Surely some teacher or gym coach at that Iowa elementary school… Continue

Added by Angie the Anti-Theist on June 20, 2011 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Religious Responsibility

This is an Op-Ed that I wrote for OpEdnews.com. Monicks has been asking me to post it here, so I hope you all enjoy it...



Have you ever read your terms of use for Facebook? How about Google? If you did, there would be some phrases, if you can decipher them in the jargon, which you may find objectionable. However, they are tools for the modern world, and you would probably continue to utilize them anyway, knowing full well that they are, using… Continue

Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on August 31, 2010 at 9:30pm — 18 Comments

Rapture....going up?

This is the church that I used to go to AHHH!! PATHETIC! I used to be one of those kids! I knew those kids! I feel bad for them! Someone help… Continue

Added by jen o on June 4, 2009 at 11:08pm — 15 Comments

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