The emails are pouring in to the Scene
over this week's "Christers at the Gate"
story. The reviews aren't too favorable, I have to admit. A sampling:
"I am certain that I have never read a more insulting, bigoted, ignorant piece of 'journalism' than Jeff Woods' absurd "Christers the Gate" article. As a liberal Democrat raised in a local church of Christ, his reference to its members as 'that quirky collection of rigid fundamentalists that's a little squirrelly...' outraged me."
"There are many of us who take our faith in Christ and our membership in the churches of Christ very seriously. We call ourselves 'Christians" not "Christers.' The first is Biblical. Members of the churches of Christ find the latter offensive."
"'Christers at the Gate,'" shows both intolerance and lack of understanding of Churches of Christ to stereotype a whole group as 'quirky' and 'squirrelly' based on a few anecdotal and purported beliefs that are not even a part of Churches of Christ doctrine."
At least somebody liked it:
"What a terrific column! I loved it and laughed alot until I realized how scary it is."