UCC ad and the “offensive” Gospel

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?

Do you care?