Austin Area Interreligious Ministries, the city’s largest interfaith organization, announced Thursday that its annual Thanksgiving celebration Sunday had to be moved because Hyde Park Baptist Church objected to non-Christians worshipping on its property.
Actually, that is not entirely true.
“Although individuals from all faiths are welcome to worship with us at Hyde Park Baptist Church, the church cannot provide space for the practice of these non-Christian religions on church property,” the statement said. “Hyde Park Baptist Church hopes that the AAIM and the community of faith will understand and be tolerant of our
church’s beliefs that have resulted in this decision.”
Hyde Park Baptist Church hopes that the AAIM and the community of faith will understand and be tolerant of our intolerance.
Fixed that for them.
BTW, a local synagogue stepped up and volunteered space for the dinner. Did I mention that the Muslim community is organizing it this year and leased the Baptist property because they don’t have a big enough facility to handle the crowd?