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FRONT PAGE  |  10/21/2019
MONDAY, JUL 27, 2009  |  6 comments
Church tells worshippers to give special treatment to overweight or bald people
A Church of England book published this week says they should be regarded as worshippers with "special needs" alongside the blind, the deaf, breast-feeding mothers, very short people and readers of tabloid newspapers.

The advice is part of an initiative launched this week to make churches more friendly and less intimidating to newcomers in an attempt to increase attendance at services.


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News Item7/28/09 9:05 AM
Mr. Dispy  Find all comments by Mr. Dispy
When believers assemble unto the name of Jesus Christ, such differences are hardly worth mentioning. Unbelievers always feel uncomfortable in a gathering of believers, regardless of how warm and friendly we may be.
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News Item7/28/09 1:24 AM
Mark M. | GA in Obamaland  Contact via emailFind all comments by Mark M.
As a fat bald guy I have to say that I have never felt bad in church. I'm not THE fattest or THE baldest yet, so there may come a time when I take those titles and begin to feel unwelcome. Come to think of it, it may be time for someone to become the advocate for balding, fat guys everywhere.
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News Item7/27/09 1:38 PM
fuzzy logic | lab  Find all comments by fuzzy logic
from article:

"The book, called Everybody Welcome, claims that only one in ten church visitors return because existing worshippers tend to be so unwelcoming."
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Hey newcomer-customer, what did you expect? The "regulars" just like at a friendly neighborhood bar where everyone knows each other, they are just playing it cool. Within large social groups exists cliques.
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"It urges churches to become more professional in their attitude to attracting newcomers and suggests they follow the example of department stores in appointing customer-care managers."
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This is easy to solve. HIRE older retirees to stand at the door as greeters just like at Walmart. Maybe have a clown or a jester to give out coupons (oops, I mean, the program). Afterall, what the customers want is probably a comfortable place to meet at a value price.

I thought we settled this LONG ago and yet they keep writing books.

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News Item7/27/09 1:28 PM
San Jose John | San Jose, CA  Find all comments by San Jose John
"Church tells worshippers to give special treatment to overweight or bald people"...unless they are rich.

James 2:1-4

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News Item7/27/09 10:27 AM
FatBaldGuy  Find all comments by FatBaldGuy
rob wrote:
If this were not so sad, I'd light go
PFFFFTTTTT!! But it also scary that parts of Christiandom (or so called) have moved so close to the secular from sacred
What do you mean? This is Great News!
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News Item7/27/09 10:21 AM
rob  Find all comments by rob
If this were not so sad, I'd light go
PFFFFTTTTT!! But it also scary that parts of Christiandom (or so called) have moved so close to the secular from sacred
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