Just had dinner with my wife and a couple of her friends.
One of them was telling me about her sister-in-law, a very nice, kind person who I've met on several occasions. It seems this sister got a job in an office as a receptionist/secretary. Last Christmas (1999) her employer asked her to sign Christmas cards for all the clients. The sister refused, and of course this caused bad feeling all around and much stress to the sister.
This Christmas, her employer asked her to answer the phone "hello, xxx company, merry Christmas." Again she refused. Again, much bad feeling. The sister became so stressed that she looked for and found another job.
When she quit, her now former employer told her that the firm had made considerable effort to accomodate her beliefs. Indeed, the employer had even telephoned one of the local elders to discuss the saying "merry Christmas" thing. Her employer was quite perplexed because the elder had told him, get this: "it's completely up to the individual to decide. It's a conscience matter"!
Of course, after all the stress she had been under, this devastated the sister and she spent the evening in a right state. As my wife's friend said "she felt like she had nothing to say; nowhere to go".
So this is the new policy of the COWARDS in Brooklyn. Control people's lives; coerce them with fear and guilt into following your whims; then avoid any responsibility for the results. Wash your hands of the pain and trauma that your own writings cause by attributing it to "a conscience matter".
You SPINELESS, SLIME-FILLED COWARDS!
While you bathe in the adulation and worship of your victims, people are being hurt by your insane religious crap!
If anyone from Bethel is reading this, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR UNTOLD AMOUNTS OF HUMAN MISERY! If there is a God, I hope he creates a hell just for you.