In Wyoming a lesbian couple in a Catholic parish was denied communion because of their public opposition to anti-gay marriage legislation that the legislature was considering.
I'm a protestant and not Catholic, but the idea that communion could be used as a litmus test, political or otherwise is disconcerting. Most of the folks Jesus would eat with in the NT would hardly meet any litmus in their day. How can we set them up in our day?
The image I have, with communion is that of an open table fellowship that Jesus practiced with a wide range of "sinners". It's a table that he invites us to, not something we set up, and if he has set that table, who are we to act as bouncers at his banquet?
At our campus ministry we welcome anyone who feels called to the table. Most churches will accept any baptized Christian, but I'm not sure if the welcome is broad enough to include those called to eat who may or may not identify with a given tradition. But they should be.
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