Dwayne showed this add on his site … evidently it is too “offensive” for the networks to air. This is ridiculous. There is nothing offensive here. Of course, it does speak directly to a scandalous truth … that most of the “unchurched” population sees the Church as being a highly judgemental and exclusive club. They DON’T feel welcome, and more than that they don’t want to be a part of that kind of judgementalism. That’s why we starting Eklektos; that’s why the Harbour. These ministries exist to create a Christ-focused community which blatantly welcomes all people. This add, just speaks volumes to the heart of that perception/reality of a great deal of most traditional church communities. Ugh … it’s a message of truth to people who are desparate for a relationship with Christ.
Offensive? Of Course! It is meant to be a satirical, humorous sketch that cuts to the truth … and that kind of message is always offensive.
Mainline churches should be silent while Religious Right political leaders get to speak their mind?