Sunday, March 18

Sorry, Huey Lewis and the News?

hueylewisandthenews_iwantanewdrug

I want a new church.
One of wood, stone, or brick.
Walls don't matter, but the pastor
Should not be a prick.

I want a new church.
One with old hymns.
And please don't have a TV camera
Or an Olympic sized gym.

I'll never join the Baptists
As liberal as some be
Same with the Catholics
'Cause Pope Benedict's not for me.
Please God not me.

I want a new church.
One with some doubt.
And where peace, love, and understanding
Is what we're about.

One that won't make me nervous
Or one of the chosen few,
But kind of a Christian version
Of a Non-religious Jew.

I want a new church
That won't give me the blues.
But I don't have the Birkenstocks
To join the UU's.

I want a new church!
And here's the big hook:
They gotta love gays and marry them
(Using the old prayer book.)

I want a new church.
Gay/gal preachers are fine.
But if "Left" makes our communion right,
I want stronger wine.

Wine that won't make me nervous
And let me stand my ground:
Let faith inform my politics
Not the other way around.
Not the other way around.


from Betty Bowers, of course

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7 comments:

  1. If you'd only have asked Mitt, I'm sure he'd be willing to share about the temple undies.

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  2. Print up my box of collection envelopes.

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  3. "If you'd only have asked Mitt, I'm sure he'd be willing to share about the temple undies. "

    that mental image that just creeped me right out.

    make a wonderful campaign photo op tho! ; )

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  4. That's the church I'm working for...

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  5. TheCunningRunt8:08 PM

    Is this where I'm supposed to resist making a "No More Bush" joke??? :lol:

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  6. As Mae West would say ... "I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it."


    BAC

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  7. Dittos on what Songbird said. Even Newsweek refers to the UCC as "the most liberal of the liberal Protestant denominations." But since it's an amalgam of four (or is it five now? I forget) "previous" denominations, you can find ritual language as old or as modern as you like for any given situation.

    Oh -- wine's in the outer ring of the communion glasses, grape juice is in the middle.

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