One Dallas Religious Leader Didn't Take Too Kindly to The News's Robert Jeffress Profile
That didn't sit well with at least one local religious leader: Rev. Terry L. Zimmerman, the pastor at Midway Hills Christian Church on Midway and Royal, which bills itself as "an open and affirming congregation" welcome to all comers. I was going to call Zimmerman about the sign out in front of his church, which my wife espied this morning, but discovered I didn't need to. I found on his blog an open letter to the editors of The News, in which he writes:
If the intent was to celebrate the fact that a huge Dallas congregation owes its success to intolerance of those who are unlike them or see the world differently, I am appalled, frustrated and more than a little upset. If the intent is one of irony -- an illustration of cause and effect of such judgments when literally placed side by side another article about the results of such a world view -- I am more sympathetic. But I also fear, if irony is the intent, most people didn't and won't get it.Read the whole thing here.