Rob, The Church must atone for its sin to people of color (1926-1955) as well as its ongoing sin of exclusion and discrimination toward the LGBT community and read seriously what Mrs. Eddy wrote about the essence of identity, and what Jesus pointed toward in Matthew 19:12 that social and gender conditions are things we should observe but not judge. If we apologize not for our past and present “hardness of heart” any article lacks meaning.
… CS Practitioner
July 13, 2016
Wiesel received the Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian committee called Wiesel a messenger to mankind. A man, who it said, climbed from utter humiliation to become one of our most important spiritual leaders and guides. In his acceptance speech, Wiesel said the world should never remain silent while humans suffer, for neutrality, he said, only aids the oppressor, never the victim.
“Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented,” he said. “Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant.”
Video – Clip from Freedom Writers
The article below is a reshare but could the same question be asked to the CS Church?
JUNE 27, 2016
The LGBT community and other marginalized groups deserve an apology from Catholics, said Pope Francis on Sunday.
“The history of homosexuals in our societies is very bad because we’ve done a lot to marginalize [them],” Cardinal Marx said.
“We Christians have to apologize for so many things, not just for this [treatment of gays], but we must ask for forgiveness, not just apologize!” he told reporters. “Forgiveness! Lord, it is a word we forget so often!”