Hi BarelyAdventist Readers,
BarelyAdventist usually sticks to satire and humor in these posts but both have been dispensed with this time.
Again: THIS IS NOT SATIRE.
Some of you probably saw the post published today titled “Adventist Church to end segregation of conferences after Charlottesville atrocities.”
Without meaning to, BarelyAdventist offended some people with this post. Our intent was to call for the church to rise above the racial divides that plague us. However, some saw the post as lacking sensitivity in view of our past and present struggles with institutional racism as a church. That was absolutely not the goal of the post.
To those that were offended, a sincere apology is offered. BarelyAdventist was created to help us think about God and our faith community from a fresh perspective. Our prayer is that it encourages growth in our community through self-awareness and self-deprecation. This time around BarelyAdventist missed the mark. The original post has been taken down.
Thank you so much for your support of BarelyAdventist. We love you!
Sevvy and the BarelyAdventist team
If it is true, why should you be offended. Is it’s not true, then why bother to be angry … Take the high road, people. Smile
> ….. self-awareness and self-depreciation
Surely you meant self-deprecation?
Nice catch! Sorry, long day;)
as a leader, i know sometimes it is necessary to apologize for when someone is offended by something i’ve done.
i wish that hadn’t been necessary this time around. i wish BarelyAdventist had kept the post up.
i look forward to the time when that post isn’t satire.
Too bad you are attacked in such a vicious way. We still have free speech no matter if you support church dictates or perhaps truth in action. Your section brings life and mirrors real everyday life and should be free and independent. When one loses their sense of humor you lose one of God’s major gifts.
Prayers are with you.
Why apologize? It was satire at its finest, and it highlighted something that is truly awful about the way our church is structured. Double-down and keep making waves.
Apology NOT needed.
Keep up the good work!
GOD IN THE OLD TESTAMENT WAS THE ULTIMATE SEGREGATIONALIST AND GENICIDER. BUT THEN AGAIN, HE IS THE POTTER AND WE ARE THE CLAY SO HE CAN DO AS HE WANTS. ASK JOB, POOR GUY WAS A TOY IN SATANS HANDS, WITH PERMISSION MIND YOU.
“ALL WE ARE IS DUST IN THE WIND” KANSAS.