A Savannah writer, Kevin Clark, has some opinions about the recent move by Christ Church to secede from the Episcopal Church:
Is this the same Christ Church that is the 274-year-old “Mother Church of Georgia” and occupies one of Savannah’s most prime, valuable pieces of real estate, directly facing Johnson Square? (The same square that ironically was the site on Sept. 15 of the 8th annual Savannah Gay Pride Festival.)
Is this the same church proudly named after Jesus Christ, supposedly to honor and glorify the founder of Christianity by exemplifying, illustrating and following his teachings?
Are these “Christians” angry and upset enough to break away because their church is “too liberal” and has been expanding love, inclusion and acceptance to unworthy people?
Somehow, something seems very wrong, very twisted and distorted with this scenario. Indeed, it seems utterly preposterous.
It seems only to painfully prove, once again, that some, if not most, organized religions are confused, fearful and dysfunctional. Their ideas and preachings about God and Jesus are erroneous.
They remain blind to this fact, and see only what they want to see. They do not see the cruelty, fighting and killing going on everywhere in God’s name. They are not seeing the separation, the divisions, oppression, fear and dysfunction around us.
Worse, some of them are seeing it and playing into it, using it as a means of controlling people.
Read Clark’s entire op-ed here in the Savannah Morning News. It’s good to see the paper giving space to opposing points of view to those expressed in its own editorials