Everyone Welcome, But Not Really

by Reid Fitzsimons

Boston is city where the present, characterized culturally and politically by enormously wealthy progressive elitists, is completely at odds with its past: the birthplace of the idea and ideals of America along with the associated Revolution against the English empire, and traditional Protestant/Yankee concepts of hard work, self-discipline, and frugality; all ideas and standards disparaged and dismissed by the current power base.

A number of years ago I walked about downtown Boston taking in the historic sites and buildings, which included many old churches. Formerly the homes of Reformed and fairly dogmatic Christianity, many of these churches were festooned with “Everyone Is Welcome” signs and the color purple; purple I think at the time being the preferred color of virtue signalers, the “Look at me, I’m fabulous” class (purple has since been replaced by rainbows). The “Everyone Is Welcome” theme is maybe pleasing to some, but is nonsense because 1) there is no place in the temporal world where “everyone is welcome” and 2) by “everyone” what was really meant was certain preferred identity groupings, the demographic groups that made the privileged feel really good about themselves. I seriously doubt some guy wearing jackboots and a Swastika armband would have been welcome, and rightfully so: in your face cultural and political activism perhaps has a place, but not in places like churches, and this applies to all political spectrums.

It's unlikely that people who are vocal in their opposition to the tenets of the Unitarian Church would "fit in."

2 thoughts on “Everyone Welcome, But Not Really

  1. Alfred

    It is a sad situation where "ALL INCLUSIVE" cancels anyone who doesn't drink the "Kool Aide" or deludes themselves to think genders are fluid. Just what does the "Q" stand for? Right! Doesn't that say it all "Q" means different; historically, not in a good way. It was and still is a demeaning term. Although, very much like the "N" word, it is used without regard by the very people it insults.
    Up is down, right is wrong, good is bad, and war makes money! There is a war going on right now, good and evil, can you tell what side of it you're on? Here is a clue; if you are shouting someone down because you don't agree with them you could be on the "wrong" side. If your leaders are doing something wrong, but it is okay because your side is winning, you might be on the "wrong" side. Canceling someone because you don't agree with them is fundamentally breaking the law of the land, but hey, who cares, we are winning!


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