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Sorry (Updated)

I was asked to take down the blog post that I wrote earlier today. Out of respect, I did so but am offering it through private e-mail with my husband's blessing, if you are a friend who I know personally and you consider yourself a conservative. In the short time it was public on the web I got great feedback about it. If you would like to read it, please PM me here. Interestingly enough about five hours after posting it, I received an e-mail from the "White House Correspondence Team." I'm serious. Here it is:

Dear Friend,

Thank you for your message. On behalf of President Obama, we appreciate hearing from you. The President has promised the most transparent administration in history, and we're committed to listening to and responding to you.

The Presidential Correspondence Team

Geez, they must have somebody checking every five minutes to see what people are writing. Let's hope they are as good at responding to terrorists as they are pastors.


Comments

Lori said…
No apologies necessary. You go girl!
Melissa Davis said…
PLEASEEEEEEE dont apologize - I wouldnt have you any other way and I'm sure 99 1/2percent will agree. One of the many reasons you're so loved is because "YOU SPEAK WHAT YOU'RE TOLD!"

Thank you!!!
Explanation: I had published what I thought was a brilliant post earlier today. Right away a few people agreed and commented the post, or emailed me about it. One person said they thought it should be picked up and published by somebody else besides me as well(see sidebar comment for one - I think it might still be there although the post is gone, not sure....)

However, I had to remove the post. Knowing how sensitive people can be about some things in the church (not just my church - any church) my husband asked me to take the post down since it could have truly upset some people. There was nothing unGodly about it, in fact it was actually exposing some unGodly things, however, any of you who are pw's know how that goes.

If you consider yourself a conservative and you would like a copy of the post please email me at PastorDeanna@aol.com and I will be glad to send it to you privately. It's basically a dissertation on factual current world events that you might find very interesting. I have saved it in my drafts so that I can privately mail it to anybody who wants a copy.

This is one of things things I do not like about the ministry. I think upon retirement from pastoring one day I will write a VERY long blog post saying everything I longed with all my heart to say for so many years but was not able to. Anybody with me on that?

Oh well, back to being as real as I can possibly get away with...
Angie said…
The post was excellent and every regular reader should email PD for a copy :-)
Would you believe, and I am not even kidding, that I just got an e-mail from the White House? I am not joking.
This is the message in case you are curious:

Dear Friend,

Thank you for your message. On behalf of President Obama, we appreciate hearing from you. The President has promised the most transparent administration in history, and we're committed to listening to and responding to you.

The Presidential Correspondence Team
Melissa said…
ok PD one, I have not read the post but would like for you to send it to me. But I have to say all of us wives, specially PW's need to take your example of humbleness and submitting to your husbands Godly authority as the head of the house but also your submitting to him the pastor. I know you two are co-pastors but the fact that you still submitted to his request is a huge deal. I appreciate seeing another women of God who is willing to submit because she loves her husband and honors his authority.
Please do send me the post I would love to read it. I am amazed that you have gotten a letter. I will have to let Sean know this cause his blog discusses President Obama and other political things.
Love ya girl!
Missy
Aaron said…
In one word: "WOW!" This was truly amazing. In only 15 days much of the ground Bush made was erased. God has a plan by having Obama in there but we don't have to jump in with both feet. Like you said: "somebody's gotta keep their presence of mind and stay the course." I believe Obama will do some good that McCain would not do. Just by his disowning of Palin showed me that he wasn't the right man for the job. Beyond this, we need to pray because his liberal ways will make this country less Godly. Prayer does change things! Obama isn't the answer, Jesus is. It's our responsibility to pray. Our prayers will affect him and he will be led by God. I don't understand why God lets babies be murdered by the thousands daily. I do know that He allowed it before in Moses's and Jesus's time. Both were spared from death to lead the Christian world at their particular times. God has a plan. That's the only answer for why these decisions are being made by our president. Maybe the Billy Graham quote has something to do with it? Trust Jesus!!!
I think the White House Team meant to say: "Thank you for disagreeing with us. It doesn't matter what you say because we'll do what we want anyways. Thank you for caring and have a nice day."
I don't believe either of them were the person for the job. I said from the beginning that this election was the evil of two lessers.

(Yes, I meant to say it backwards like that.) :-)
Melissa Davis said…
Read the post, it was very informative - it is definately a must read (a lot of my thoughts confirmed). I havent been watching the news channels much, so thanks

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