In response to knee-jerk attempts to condemn a community effort to save the AME
Church, as Alan Bachman calls for, I think it's important to know something
about the writer. I know Alan Bachman well - he has been deeply involved with
Salt Lake Interfaith efforts for years. And no, he isn't a member of the AME
Church...he's not even LDS. He's a practicing Jew. We need more people with
his attitude towards religious tolerance, not less. Perhaps it's because his
people understand better than anyone the terrible consequences of religious and
ethnic intolerance. Thanks for a great article, Alan!
Oh Pagan,Do you even read the articles anymore before you just start
trying to spout off? Could you please tell me where in the article there is any
mention of people being threatened with hellfire if they don't help this
particular church?I would think the image of a community where the
population is 72% white and where 88% of the religious congregations are LDS
coming together to help a religious and racial minority save part of their
heritage in the community would be a positive thing.But then again,
I actually read the articles...
'no one is saying to force help...' - ute alumni | 12:31 p.m. Feb. 1, 2012 Lake of fire eternal darkness absense of the
love of God. Yeah, I think there IS a consequence... to
no one is saying to force help, which is socialism, charity is helping because
you want to. BIG DIFFERENCE!
'The historic downtown Salt Lake AME Church is a gem and relates to our
spiritual diversity and the critical message of the positive power of religion.
Unfortunately, the AME Church is suffering from drainage and facility issues
which are impacting its viability.' - article Ok. Isn't
a community, comming together to help aliviate the financial troubles of a