An 11-year old ad ..

 

 

It’s been 11 years since the United Church of Christ ran this ad to declare its extravagant welcome to those that other churches turn away. While these churches don’t physically “eject” handicapped persons, bi-racial couples, gay couples, poor people or families with autistic children who act up, they let them know in other ways that they are “not welcome” in their congregations.

 

In recent days our government has made it clear they are ejecting persons:

  • Millions who have been depending on the ACA for accessible and affordable health care, and
  • Muslims living in foreign lands who seek the safety and opportunity our country has always offered immigrants.

It’s time again to remind our members and the world at large that we in the United Church of Christ do not “eject” anyone and that we will fight to protect those that the government does.