Friday, February 06, 2009

Do you suppose ...

that I'm naive to hope that all those dogmatic-theologian-ethicists who have been obsessed with the issues of homosexuality might, with news that 600,000 people lost work in the last month alone (resulting in an under-reported unemployment rate of 7.6%) might pay some attention to the issues of run-away capitalism, idolatrous consumerism, need for contributions to food pantries, importance of seeing congregations as communities of support for the members who are less well-off than others, and pastors who can more readily (and enthusiastically) discuss the details of their retirement plans than of the Holy Trinity?

Just wondering.

3 comments:

-C said...

Well, hope is a good thing, but I wouldn't hold my breath (Unless of course all of those dogmatic-theologian-ethicists who have been obsessed with the issues of homosexuality simultaneously find themselves without a job.

Lora said...

I wouldn't mind them knowing their retirement plans if it meant that they'd retire, and then shut up.

Steve M said...

What!? Talk about the poor, the needy? What fun would that be? Gays are soooo much more entertaining and distracting.
But in all seriousness, I highly doubt it. For whatever reason it (economic injustice) just doesn't have the same importance. Lord knows why. But I second C's sentiment; although I wouldn't wish anybody to loose their job, it might internalize a reality that all too often is ignored.