Sometimes even Jesus gave a little “PUSH” rather than just “let” it be. Responses from the field regarding the CSPS antigay articles.

*
Love is not something put upon a shelf, to be taken down on rare occasions with sugar-tongs and laid on a rose-leaf. I make strong demands on love, call for active witnesses to prove it, and noble sacrifices and grand achievements as its results. Unless these appear, I cast aside the word as a sham and counterfeit, having no ring of the true metal. Love cannot be a mere abstraction, or goodness without activity and power. As a human quality, the glorious significance of affection is more than words: it is the tender, unselfish deed done in secret; the silent, ceaseless prayer; the self-forgetful heart that overflows; the veiled form stealing on an errand of mercy, out of a side door; the little feet tripping along the sidewalk; the gentle hand opening the door that turns toward want and woe, sickness and sorrow, and thus lighting the dark places of earth” .

Mary Baker Eddy

Video – Jesus came in peace not by the sword.  But he had to give things a little “push” rather than “let” the status quo “just be”.  We are ALL God’s children.  If the reason for not writing a neutral article on marriage equality is fear of lost funds for the Church then it renders their healing ability powerless due to a false motive.  We shouldn’t have to just “let” it be in regards to inequality.  Look what happened when we let that happen with Hitler.  We must uncover the error and take action as Mrs. Eddy stated in her quest for love.  Without it then it is a shame as she stated.

*

Thank you Rob for your recent article/comment.  I am still a member of a branch church, but those articles in the 1970’s-90’s did a lot of damage to my self-worth; I still struggle even after I have come out as a gay man (in my late ’50’s).  I have had no intimate companionship during all those decades, while I watched my ‘straight’ friends getting married, having kids and forming families.  It’s been lonely out there.  So Rob, thanks for bringing this to the attention of the CS movement and hopefully, the CS Board of Directors.  I wrote them a couple of years ago and received no significant answer other than a quick pat on the head “everyone is loved by God”; true, but what about the human institution?

Name Withheld

03/26/2017

*

… when repressed homosexuality reared its head after I had Class Instruction, there was no one in my Father’s House to take up the slack or meet the need. But Life has a way anyway!

My teacher could not make gay go away! I spent a lot of time beating up on myself. I was saddled with a lot of false teaching and false human opinion about gayness and, for that very reason, unclear views of Christian Science.

For this very reason I am still not very keen today about the human organization called church. Even the CS Board of Directors screwed with Mrs. Eddy’s explicit wishes and dictates, which has resulted in a church more like Laodicia in Revelations, in my opinion.

The present manifestation of church is not at all what Mrs. Eddy intended it to be!

Name Withheld

 *

 Rob…the timing of reading YOUR story couldn’t have been more perfect for me. Just got off the phone with a reporter asking what we thought of reparative therapy, and I told her JUST what you said…I could have copied your words. Thank you for sharing…you’ve encouraged me GREATLY to continue to speak up…even when others don’t like it.

Linda Robertson

To Post author – Rob Scott

August 20, 2013 at 1:22 pm

*

rob-photoI was heart broken several years ago during a visit to The Mother Church when a reliable source high within the movement informed me of his close friend and student of Christian Science who committed suicide after class instruction while trying to pray away the gay.  He had a parent who worked for The Christian Science Monitor/The Mother Church.  Perhaps the Church could learn from this sad plight and stop the use of badly applied Christian Science as tool for “reparative therapy” and take down those harmful antigay articles posted on JSH Online.  Could this be one of the many examples of malpractice that are out there?  What if this was your child?  This is for all those who never had a voice or suffered in silence.  This is for him and the ones who didn’t make it. 
                                                   
                                                      February 23, 2017
          
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s