Thursday, July 22, 2004

143 Don't preach outside the YMCA

A Christian had his family’s membership revoked at the East Cobb, GA, YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) for witnessing to two high school seniors outside the building. Did the Y own the sidewalk? The air? The right to speak? Can it tell members what to say and to whom?

Story here, and it certainly sounds odd. No one claims that the YM or YW are Christian organizations anymore, but they are supposed to reflect “Christian principles.” Well, chalk that up for one more reason not to contribute to United Way type organizations and send your money where you know what people stand for.

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