We get this comment now and then from people who obviously don't get it.
No it isn't "Just a Facebook page." It's a Ministry and a Community. 6 years ago we chose Facebook as our preferred method of outreach because it is nothing less than revolutionary. It was then and remains now the perfect tool to finally build an accessible, nationwide Christian Progressive Ministry and Community.
One of our top priorities here at TCL has always been to facilitate a place where kindred spirits (Christian Progressives and their friends) can gather, enjoy community, and discuss the issues of the day. We know of no other forum quite like this one. We get just as much out of this as any of you. Before TCL we felt like we were alone in the desert. The Right-Wing Christian Industrial Complex had all but decimated everything in its path.
Take a look at the feedback from one thread over the last two days:
Melanie J: Oh my gosh! I really thought I was the only other Christian in Indiana who wasn't a right wing enthusiast!!!! There is another person out there!
Yesterday at 6:04am
Jennifer B: Hello, kindred spirit! Great to meet you!
Yesterday at 6:06am
Melanie J: It's a pleasure to meet you too!
Yesterday at 6:38am
Stacy W: That's totally how I feel living in Texas.
Yesterday at 7:16am
Jennifer T: I have relatives in Texas. I understand.
Yesterday at 7:37am
Deva B: Kansas, here. This page, and you people, make my heart happy.
Yesterday at 9:46am
Kelly M: Another Indiana & you are so for real! & I'm in Indianapolis & it's still so true! I say ugh ugh ugh! Ya gotta keep on keeping on.
Yesterday at 10:00am
Kate C: Same way for me in central Arkansas- I put any kind of progressive message on my car and I'm sure it would get vandalized immediately
Yesterday at 10:22am
Kim P-D: Yeah! I live in western Ky and I'm the round peg that doesn't fit the square box. I'm a spiritual being housed in a human body. I have a personal loving relationship with my Heavenly Father. I'm open, tolerant, loving and generous with all I have.
Jennifer T: You bring joy to my heart.
Yesterday at 1:39pm
Andrea G: Hi from Dallas!
Carla C: That's how I feel living in Texas and I'm from Indiana!
Amanda K: I live in Indiana too. So disheartening sometimes dealing with all the right wing whackadoos in this state. They will probably reelect that idiot, Mike Pence in the next governor race even though he's proven himself to be a huge mistake for our state. I'm ready to move once the kids are all graduates in 6 years.
We get this kind of feedback every single day.
So when you spot some troll dissing this effort talk back to them. Tell them they just don't get it. If they're willing to listen tell them why this Ministry is so valuable to so many. If they won't listen don't bother arguing with them.
Here's another long list of testimonials about the Ministry and Community we all share together (click on the text link below.
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-- The Christian Left