Segregated pews in age of diversity

  • Article by: DAVID BRIGGS
  • Updated: January 16, 2013 - 9:28 PM

Churches are one of the least likely places white, black, Asian and Hispanic Americans will meet.

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davehougJan. 17, 13 6:58 AM

Folks DO like to go where there are similar folks, school lunch tables & church. Most drive by several other churches to attend the one they choose. Folks find friends where they are at. Work, school, having fun, church. I don't know if churches SHOULD be changed, I just know we all will benefit if they did. Most congregations would welcome diversity.

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doorstopJan. 17, 13 7:32 AM

Why is it that the first three comments are bashing the federal government or the president, when the article has absolutely nothing to do with either (aside from mentioning that we have an African-American president)? I guess it's because it's easier than asking ourselves why we perpetuate this segregation. There's no need to force churches to change. If you care about this, start attending churches that ARE diverse. They're out there. You might have to drive a little further, but it's worth it. Think of it as preparing yourself for the shock when you get to heaven :-)

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blackmanrepJan. 17, 13 9:58 AM

We have always been segregated and a lot of people want to keep it that way. People work extremely hard to keep different people out of their lives. It isn't anything new. This is our society and there will always be civil unrest because people can't get over themselves enough to ponder that maybe it is okay that not everyone is like you. The irony of this manner is that the outcasts are an ever-changing group of people and this country is shifting.

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spicebearJan. 17, 1311:36 AM

Even Central MN Catholic Churches with significant Hispanic membership are essentially segregated... The Hispanics (a relatively young group) attend Spanish Mass and the others (largely older) attend Mass in English. It's like having 2 parishes using the same church. Sad, really.

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callmeronJan. 17, 1312:02 PM

You mean people who FREELY choose where to go to church go where there will be other people like them? Heaven forbid! We must pass a law immediately to prevent free people from congregating as they wish.

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muggsh2oJan. 17, 1312:56 PM

Even Central MN Catholic Churches with significant Hispanic membership are essentially segregated... The Hispanics (a relatively young group) attend Spanish Mass and the others (largely older) attend Mass in English. It's like having 2 parishes using the same church. Sad, really. ========================= That might not be segregation but just the fact the Hispanics members only understand Spanish.

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arspartzJan. 17, 13 2:12 PM

Why is it that the first three comments are bashing the federal government or the president, when the article has absolutely nothing to do with either

Why is it that those same comments have been removed when none of them violated the TOS? It is valid to point out that the federal government does not need to meddle with issues like this. IT is also valid to wonder why this is even in the news.

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uiopqwertyJan. 17, 13 3:02 PM

I prefer to worship with people that look, think and act like me.

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uiopqwertyJan. 17, 13 3:03 PM

Get out of the Metro Area and Minnesota still looks pretty much like it has always looked.

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blackmanrepJan. 17, 13 3:29 PM

"Why is it that those same comments have been removed when none of them violated the TOS? It is valid to point out that the federal government does not need to meddle with issues like this. IT is also valid to wonder why this is even in the news."***************** 1.Keep it civil and stay on topic.

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