"I have to share how happy I am to have found this page. I am a pastor's daughter, from birth and still on going. A very fundamentalist, Republican, very strict pastor. I was brain washed my whole life, until I was about 19 and started figuring out things for myself. THANK YOU FOR THIS PAGE, FOR THIS GROUP. I feel like My God, My Jesus, is loving. I have such different values and beliefs than most other Christians I know, that I can't even go to church in Oklahoma, because the rants about homosexuality make me sick. I've actually walked out of "sermons" because of this. Almost no one I know agrees with me, and, I struggle with a lot of issues that are very clear in the Bible. (I don't believe that homosexuality is one of those issues - I'm talking about my struggle to believe that there truly is a Hell. I hope no one hates me on here after this statement. I've never publicly said this before.) It's caused me a lot heartache, guilt, and disagreements over the years, but finally God revealed to me that He loves me the way that I am. And, I think the real issue is, What Would Jesus Do? That's all I want to do. So, again, this page is a blessing. It's so wonderful to know that I'm not the only one, and that others believe the way I do, and they know God is alright with them, too. Thank you so much. You have no idea what an impact this has had on me... ♥" -- Naomi Janelle Slack, member of The Christian Left
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I had no Idea this existed! Praise be to GOD. I found myself a lonely christian, without church. Trying to live my life as Jesus did. with LOVE. Helping, giving without expecting anything in return and without judging. I have friends of all races, religions, creeds, genders and sexual preferences. This does not stop me from loving or helping them, as it should not. Until now, have found no one really on the same page. Every christian I encounter worries themselves about trivial matters, such as gay marriage and it seems many of them are quite abusive and judgmental of our fellow men. I find this wrong. Jesus taught us better than that. We are commanded to love. I believe that the only way to bring others to Christ is not by forcing our beliefs on others, (not unlike the crusades) but to show people God's love by how we treat the rest of mankind and how we live our lives. I found no relief in the churches around or mainstream Christian beliefs. Because how everyone acts and what they expect and focus on are far different from what Jesus commanded us to do. I love this site! Thank GOD for all of you. I feel so relieved and not alone. I preach love and acceptance and now I feel accepted too ♥ -- Alita Mautz, member of The Christian Left
“I am an atheist (and a gay man) and I love this page and your posts. I have subscribed for some time now. I support people's right to whatever faith they wish to seek and practice and will be the first to stand for religious freedom. I am often accused of being anti-Christian because I am adamant about separation of church and state or because I defend Islam from the current anti-Muslim sentiment (even though I also disagree with many of its beliefs). It’s nice to see you practicing Christianity in a way that adheres to the New Testament and the teachings of the Christ rather than the idiocy that is spread by faux Christians who spout Yehovah's laws to the Jewish people of thousands of years ago to proclaim ‘Christianity.’ Jeez, as a non-believer, I could run theological circles around all of them. But my words will never penetrate because they will never accept my secular faith as common ground. Only other Christians can claim the religion in its truth and transform its love to be relevant to the 21st century and beyond. Thank you for your impact on the world.”
~ Mike Zewe, member of The Christian Left
About TCL Blog
We’re not about Dogma here. We’re just Christians who think the political and Christian right-wing have their priorities wrong.
Charles Toy is a founding member of The Christian Left. We're sure you will enjoy his passion as well as his wit.
Roger Smith has to tilt his head to shake the words out, as you can see. He is an organizing member of The Christian Left who also blogs at "Roger's Shrubbery."