Building a new (church) family in Charlotte
January 7, 2013 8:35 AM Subscribe
My family is nuts. The church I grew up in is nuts. My husband suffers from post-Southern Baptist stress disorder. Help us find a new (liberal) church home!
posted by tigerjade to Religion & Philosophy (28 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
We have two small kids and while our religious beliefs are agnostic/questioning (in my case) to actively hostile to organized religion (in the DH's case), we want to find a church home for a few reasons. We want to build a new family that's outside the people I was born with; we want our kids to have more people that love and trust them and will watch out for them; we want to expose them to religion and God so they can make an informed decision about their own religious beliefs (or lack thereof) when they grow up.
But most churches around here are pretty socially conservative. Even the one I grew up in, which is Presbyterian and relatively socially liberal, houses a metric sh*t-ton of gay-hatin', gun-lovin', liberal-bashin' conservatives and I don't feel AT ALL welcome there any longer.
I've found all of one thread online for liberal churches in/around Charlotte and it's 5 years old. I'm hoping someone here on the hivemind has some more current/recent information.
As a bit of snowflakey detail, I'm a rather socially anxious person and the idea of going to a church where I know no one, and leaving my kids with strangers in the nursery, is kinda freaking me out. It's part of the reason I've let inertia trap me in one place for so long.