My view: Help save Salt Lake African Methodist Episcopal Church


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  • Voice of Reason Layton, UT
    Feb. 2, 2012 7:42 a.m.

    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!

    Feb. 1, 2012 7:53 p.m.

    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...

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 1, 2012 1:37 p.m.

    '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 not helping.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Feb. 1, 2012 12:31 p.m.

    no one is saying to force help, which is socialism, charity is helping because you want to. BIG DIFFERENCE!

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 1, 2012 8:37 a.m.

    '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


    Isn't a community, comming together to help aliviate the financial troubles of a church....