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Freddie

(9,259 posts)
Mon Jun 25, 2018, 09:03 AM Jun 2018

Conversation in the pew Sunday

Yesterday we had Hymn Requests and someone always asks for one of the patriotic ones at the end of the Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELCA) hymnal. After we sang "America the Beautiful" the woman sitting in front of me turned around and whispered "I hate what Trump is doing to this country." Told her I couldn't agree more. My fellow parishioner is an 80-something widow.
That conversation made my day.
I play in a community concert band and for our many summer concerts we play a lot of patriotic stuff which the audience loves. I have never in my life felt less patriotic.

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Conversation in the pew Sunday (Original Post) Freddie Jun 2018 OP
The way I look at it is that trump in a temporary occupant in the White House. He isn't America and wasupaloopa Jun 2018 #1
Sure hope so Freddie Jun 2018 #6
Why is "America the Beautiful" considered a hymn? left-of-center2012 Jun 2018 #2
because it implores God shed his grace on the country eShirl Jun 2018 #4
Feeling patriotic and love for my country Ohiogal Jun 2018 #3
My old church use to sing safeinOhio Jun 2018 #5
And do you imagine? eom guillaumeb Jun 2018 #7
Trump is an outbreak of an old disease. guillaumeb Jun 2018 #8
My daughter and grandson were at the youth gathering in Houston. efhmc Jul 2018 #9
Been following some of that on FB Freddie Jul 2018 #10
 

wasupaloopa

(4,516 posts)
1. The way I look at it is that trump in a temporary occupant in the White House. He isn't America and
Mon Jun 25, 2018, 09:06 AM
Jun 2018

he isn't the country. He isn't what patriotism stands for.

This too shall pass.

Freddie

(9,259 posts)
6. Sure hope so
Mon Jun 25, 2018, 09:44 AM
Jun 2018

That's what DH tells me. I know it was a clusterfuck that made our present "leadership" but I can't profess love for a country that let this happen.

Ohiogal

(31,979 posts)
3. Feeling patriotic and love for my country
Mon Jun 25, 2018, 09:09 AM
Jun 2018

Is just one of the many things tRump and our new military style "shoot first and ask questions later" police has ruined for me, too.

efhmc

(14,725 posts)
9. My daughter and grandson were at the youth gathering in Houston.
Sun Jul 1, 2018, 06:02 PM
Jul 2018

They had truly inspiring speakers and did some service projects around town. Except for the "humidity" they all loved Houston.

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