Sunday, January 07, 2007
Religion Tour #7, Unitarians/Secular Progressives
I didn't go to church today, but I went to the Unitarian church several times starting about a year ago. I was initially drawn to them because of their claims of tolerance, open mindedness, and their interest in political matters. After a few visits, I began to wonder just what it is that they believed in. Their sermons quite often incorporated viewpoints and or teachings from numerous religions. Over time, I realized that the teachings from the various religions would support the very leftist agenda of the congregants. I concluded, perhaps unfairly, that this religion, at least as it is practiced in Racine, is the religion of liberalism. On my last visit to the Unitarian Church, the Pastor Tony Larsen directed the congregants to hold hands and loudly sing "I am a gay American." The reason given was to support those homosexuals who could not otherwise comfortably declare their sexual orientation. I was uncomfortable with this song, not because I am heterosexual, but because the song was a lie.