Daily Archives: January 16, 2006


Ok, so I got a little irritated at my co-worker. Let's call it "righteous indignation".

I work with a woman who is a minister's wife (Pentacostal church). I was on a short break one day last week (it's taken me this long to post about it) and when I walked back into the classroom, this woman was saying something about "single women". With her being a minister's wife and all, I thought she would be (silly me) talking about ministering to singles. So I asked.

She said (this is very close to a direct quote): "I just don't think that...you know...single women should be hanging out with married people."

You know - if you stick in any other demographic it would be appalling - sinful. If you deliberately exclude any other demographic...well, let's try.

If you heard, "I just don't think it's appropriate for black people to hang out with white people" - how would you feel?

Or "I just don't think it's appropriate for mentally impaired (old, young, empty-nesters, blind, fat, short) people to be hanging out with (people like me).

Do I just hear this more often because my ears are more attuned because I feel this is where God is calling me? Or does anybody else get this feeling?