tazzari said...the (Episcopal) church I belong to is a community which means a great deal to me...
I have spoken with many family members and friends who are Catholic, and they say the same thing. In particular, they repeat that there is a chasm between the pronouncements of church officials and the community.
What puzzles me is why would anyone be a part of a community based on teachings they fundamentally disagree with. It's not even about homosexuality: the Catholic church teaches that masturbation and birth control are grave sins. Seriously?
As for the original article, I could understand how a 13-year-old would find an evangelical church much more fun than a Buddhist temple. Maybe it's a learning experience for Buddhists? Fun is not a tragedy?
I mean, our priest's 90 minutes sermons every weekend were enough to turn anyone into an atheist. Enough already!