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It apparently doesn’t get any more woke than the Edina Community Lutheran Church in Edina, Minneapolis.
This is the creed the entire congregation read aloud in honor of Pride month:
I believe in the non-binary God whose pronouns are plural. I believe in Jesus Christ, their child, who wore a fabulous tunic and had two dads and saw everyone as a sibling child of God. I believe in the rainbow spirit who shatters our image of one white light and refracts it into a rainbow of gorgeous diversity. I believe in the church of everyday saints, as numerous, creative, and resilient as patches on the AIDS quilt, whose feet are grounded in mud and whose eyes gaze at the stars in wonder. I believe in the calling to each of us that love is love is love, so beloved, let us love.”
While this may seem like some kind of strange SNL skit, it’s entirely real.
Oh, and it’s been coined “The Sparkle Creed.”
“This is blasphemy,” says an utterly shocked Pat Gray.
But it gets even better.
Anna Helgen, the co-pastor who leads the congregation in the reading of this creed, then invokes none other than Taylor Swift herself.
“Taylor Swift and her Switfy fans and all music that inspires us, help us shake it off when life takes a turn,” she says in reference to the pop star's catchy song “Shake It Off.”
“Remind us that we can still make the whole place shimmer, and when the time comes, help us confess and say, ‘It’s me, hi, I’m the problem, it’s me,'” she continues, this time referencing two other Swift songs, “Bejeweled” and “Anti-Hero.”
The congregation responds with a collective (and totally serious) “Hear our prayer.”
“Is there brimstone in the forecast for that particular area today?” Pat sarcastically asks.
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