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?
… 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!
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.
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