I posted a few days ago about a mostly-rational, not-especially-vitriolic Christian evangelical from Waterville who is offering his take on various issues of the day online.
Norton Webber, the man in question, sent out an advisory to a number of people, after he was clued into the post by none other than Mike Hein of the Christian Civic League of Maine Maine Family Policy Council.
Here's what Hein sent:
From: Mike Hein
<twofistedmanofgod@XXXXXX.com>Subject: Nortons Notions Gets Portland
Press!To: "Henry Webber" <webber_henry@XXXXXX.com>, "Henry Norton
Webber" <nortonsnotions@XXXXXX.com>Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2009,
12:25 PMNorton,Ha, great points!I see you made a
bit of news yourself with the Portland Phoenix (http://thephoenix.com/BLOGS/abouttown/archive/2009/12/04/a-biblical-take-on-the-news.aspx).Inglis
is a real God-hater, so be careful. But this is about as good of a story as
you'd get from them, regardless. Well done!Mike HeinAdministrator
It is true that the Christian Civic League has long been a topic of my discussions, including railing against their unfounded, intolerant bigotry. And I certainly don't agree with pretty much anything that comes out of the mouths of the "TwoFistedManOfGod" or other CCL organs. I often consider their spoutings to be poorly thought out, ill-argued, and quite frankly un-Christian.
But let me set the record straight: I do not hate God. I've never met - nor even heard from or spoken to - him (or her, or it), so I really have no opinion on whether I like him/her/it or not. If I ever do any of that, I will be certain to let you all know, and to include in that notification a declaration of whether I do or do not hate God.