Re: Yes...

Date: 2017-07-23 05:54 am (UTC)
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I'm sorry that you're hurt.

Remember that you can take their power away just by speaking up, when they want you to remain silent.

I think it's also crucial to call out shitty religious service for what it is. Today's world is so mixed, there are few ceremonies in which everyone will be known to be of the same faith and congregation. If that's where you are, sure, go nuts with it. But when you're running an open event, you have an obligation to all the attendees to be professional, competent, and respectful of both diversity and other people's agency. We deserve better than slovenly service.

I have seen some brilliant accommodations for mixed events. Last funeral I attended had one option for the Catholic folks and another for everyone else, and it was all voluntary. <3 <3 <3 *priestess takes notes* That is the standard to which I hold faith leaders. If they're going to hold open events, then they need enough chaplain-type training to handle interfaith issues without creating a complete clusterfuck of it.
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