Quaker statement on gay marriage : La...

Quaker statement on gay marriage : La Crosse Tribune

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On November's ballot, Wisconsin will vote on a constitutional ban on same-gender marriages.

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Disgusted American

Chattanooga, TN

#1 Nov 30, 2008
Quakers - Leave it to them to actually FOLLOW the real teachings of Jesus.

“jthughes.blogspo t.com”

Since: Apr 07

Bowmanstown, PA

#2 Nov 30, 2008
I wish more Christians would take a lesson from the Quakers.

1noteasilyfooled

“Fundie SMACKER..”

Since: Mar 08

Sunshine city, St Petersburg

#3 Nov 30, 2008
Disgusted American wrote:
Quakers - Leave it to them to actually FOLLOW the real teachings of Jesus.
Agreed!

Daniel P from Long Island

“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#4 Nov 30, 2008
I think the tide has turned.

I think that even the religious reactionaries now see that they are on the losing side of history.

(Since that's the case, perhaps a more apt spokesman for them would be Mikhail Gorbachev. LOL)

“Read my name”

Since: Jul 07

Raleigh, North Carolina

#5 Nov 30, 2008
DAVE CHAKOIAN is an amazing and intelligent person,.. I believe my grandmother who was a true Christian would have approved,..
Jack

New York, NY

#6 Nov 30, 2008
Beautiful.

“Just call me Das. ”

Since: Jul 07

Centereach, NY

#7 Nov 30, 2008
By the wording of the statement, this is not Dave Chakoian speaking alone.

There is a practice among Friends to have Meeting for Worship With Attention to Business, which is partly prayer and partly taking care of stuff like the Meeting's finances.

At Meeting For Business, it is usual for a query to be posed, and for the Meeting as a whole to respond to it in prayerful waiting upon the spirit of the divine.

It seems very likely to me that this is not just Friend David speaking, but the entire Meeting of which he is a member or attender. It's also likely that he's the Clerk of the Meeting, but that does not make him a rabbi, priest, or minister in the usual senses of those words to indicate a profession.

“Just call me Das. ”

Since: Jul 07

Centereach, NY

#8 Nov 30, 2008
Thank you, Kickapoo Valley Monthly Meeting!

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#9 Nov 30, 2008
I've always appreciated the Quakers and their views on life. They live so simply yet so kindly that they seem to have no animosity towards anyone. It's groups like the Quakers who help give good examples of what Christianity really should be.
Madison Reed

Ruther Glen, VA

#10 Nov 30, 2008
Quakers are spiritually beautiful followers of Jesus. I've always admired them.

Daniel P from Long Island

“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#11 Nov 30, 2008
And Quakers don't believe in violence and are conscientious objectors.

:)

Our GREATEST President, Richard Nixon, was a Quaker !

:)

PEACE !
Mike

United States

#12 Nov 30, 2008
I believe in marriage for same-sex couples. It's about equality.
PDXtacy

Portland, OR

#13 Nov 30, 2008
Didn't anyone notice that this 'article' is over 2 years old?

“I will not go quietly.”

Since: Feb 07

Indianapolis Indiana

#14 Nov 30, 2008
PDXtacy wrote:
Didn't anyone notice that this 'article' is over 2 years old?
And? The Bible that so many of "them" try to use/abuse is much older than that......
megsd

San Diego, CA

#15 Nov 30, 2008
PDXtacy wrote:
Didn't anyone notice that this 'article' is over 2 years old?
Yes, I did notice that the article is over two years old. Does that make it any less valid or any less relevant?

Thank you to whoever made it available. And thanks to the Friends for their love and understanding.

Marshall
Robin Hood

Alpharetta, GA

#16 Dec 1, 2008
Madison Reed wrote:
Quakers are spiritually beautiful followers of Jesus. I've always admired them.
It is interesting to note that President Elect Barack Obama will be sending his children to a Quaker school while they are residing in the White House.

“Just call me Das. ”

Since: Jul 07

Centereach, NY

#17 Dec 1, 2008
PDXtacy wrote:
Didn't anyone notice that this 'article' is over 2 years old?
Yes. The Quakers were for us before it became cool to be for us.

That says quite a bit.

Daniel P from Long Island

“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#18 Dec 1, 2008
Robin Hood wrote:
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It is interesting to note that President Elect Barack Obama will be sending his children to a Quaker school while they are residing in the White House.
I guess for an elitist like Obama, the public schools are not good enough for his children.

“Hemp for building materials”

Since: Sep 08

Hampstead

#19 Dec 6, 2008
Daniel P from Long Island wrote:
I think the tide has turned.
I think that even the religious reactionaries now see that they are on the losing side of history.
(Since that's the case, perhaps a more apt spokesman for them would be Mikhail Gorbachev. LOL)
Nah, the religious reactionaries as you refer to them as will merely say that the Quakers or Friends are not TRUE CHRISTIANS.
Lynn Chakoian

Readstown, WI

#20 Dec 30, 2008
Dasein9 wrote:
By the wording of the statement, this is not Dave Chakoian speaking alone.[...] It seems very likely to me that this is not just Friend David speaking, but the entire Meeting of which he is a member or attender. It's also likely that he's the Clerk of the Meeting, but that does not make him a rabbi, priest, or minister in the usual senses of those words to indicate a profession.
Hi, I'm glad to see the Kickapoo Valley Friend's statement is still relevant and helpful to some folks out there. We are a small meeting and surrounded by many who are unable to feel compassion towards those who have a different sexual orientation. We hoped the leading of the meeting would help in some way to bridge these divides. It is indeed a statement from our meeting, and Dave was the clerk at the time of our discernment.

Best to all of you in the struggle for equality and justice.
Lynn

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