'Glitter' Ash Wednesday: Churches show LGBTQ support

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There must be a more appropriate way to promote love and “inclusivity” without hijacking the Biblical meaning of the ashes.
From Fox News: Several churches throughout the Chicago area are planning to show their support for the LGBTQ community by providing ashes mixed with glitter on Ash Wednesday.
Ash Wednesday – the tradition of marking the sign of the cross with ashes on foreheads marks the beginning of the Lenten season for Christians. The event falls on March 1st this year.
Several Chicago area churches this year plan to mix a purple glitter with the ashes to show a sign of support for the LGBTQ community. The “Glitter Ash Wednesday” initiative was created by the New York faith-based organization “Parity”. The organization focuses on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. Parity’s goal is to combine the message of solidarity and support with the traditional symbol of lent – repentance.
Some of the participating churches in the Chicago area include Unity Lutheran Church in Edgewater, Holy Covenant Metropolitan Community Church in Brookfield, and Berry United Methodist Church in Lincoln Square.
“I think it’s really important for the church to respond to the intolerance and culture of fear that is being created especially toward LGBTQ people” said April Gutierrez, Berry United Methodist Pastor. “We want to make sure the Christian message is one of love and inclusivity”.
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Dr. Eowyn
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When did 2-3% of the US population hijack everything in society & culture?

MomOfIV
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MomOfIV

these “churches” are committing blasphemy…
no real church embraces anti-Christian values….they embrace satan’s teachings therefore they are of satan.
these people are literally ‘showing their colors’ and I pray people see them for who they are…
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.” 1 John 4:1,5
and
“Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?” 2Corinthians 6:14

Cinderella Broom
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Cinderella Broom

Glitter in ashes, as repulsive and irreverent as it is, is trivial compared with other examples of religious blight, such as a Pope that lets priests get away with raping kids. The whole organized 501C-3 Churchianity religious system is beginning to stink to high heaven. Not sure I want to enter the hallowed halls tonight. It would be different if my church were decrying the media lies, the child trafficking network and the murder of Christians by rat-brained Islamists, but it never does. Instead, it diverts the collection plate to enabling illegals and lectures parishioners on the sin of racism.… Read more »

David
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David

The Bible says you should use ASH. When these churches(????) add glitter or anything else to the ash that are making the ceremony about PEOPLE instead of GOD and JESUS. It also makes it about sexual preferences.
Shame on them. If my church was to try this I would walk out and never return.

Youghn
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Forgive my bluntness but when did rectums and strapons become holy? Someone left that chapter out of my Bible.

Kevin Lankford
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Kevin Lankford

Ash Wednesday is a catholic rite which is unecessary to Christianity, as is much of catholicism . Just as any Church that bows to such abomination should be avoided like a plague. If one has true faith in the Gospel of grace an actual physical church may not be necessary at all, as a church loyal and true to word of God may be hard to find any where in this age.

ManCavePatriot
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ManCavePatriot

And they wonder why their pews are empty.

CP
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CP

More on “Glitter Ash Wednesday” and Parity…
The Gay Version of Christianity: ‘Glitter Ash Wednesday’
https://conservativefiringline.com/gay-hijacking-christianity-glitter-ash-wednesday/

Corduroygurl
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Corduroygurl

Hey doc, why did you delete my post? That was a valid and Biblical question I asked. Jesus really did tell us to pray to our Father in secret and we will be rewarded. It’s between us and Him in private. Jesus said if you let everyone know you are praying and fasting you are doing it to be seen by men and you will have your reward in full. We are supposed to be trying to store up treasure in heaven. An ash cross on the forehead lets everyone know you’re fasting and praying and repenting.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

I am not personally familiar with the ritual of using ashes, be that as it may . . . the addition of “glitter” to the ashes, would seem to be mocking the solemnity of the Atonement, wherein Christ sacrificed his life to pay the price for our sins, if we will repent and sin no more. I associate “glitter” with more festive occasions. The remembrance of Christ’s sacrifice for us does not, in my mind qualify as being a festive occasion, although, we should all be Eternally grateful and feel joy and thanksgiving in the thought that He alone did… Read more »

YouKnowWho
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YouKnowWho

I wasn’t sure I wanted to read this post. Left and came back. Now I wish I could un-read it. De-scust-ting. These folks are so insane it’s pathetic. I don’t really worry too much about myself being hijacked by their deviance. But I feel for the poor liberally indoctrinated youngsters of this world.

stlonginus
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Someone needs to take these people to the wood shed.

chemtrailssuck
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Are one of the ‘churches’ the one that Obama ‘belonged’ to when he used them to search for butt buddies?