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Mainline denominations, respectful of the need for separation of church and state, have tended to be muted in their political expressions, while the well funded and organized Religious Right has gripped the GOP and chilled our public discourse on faith and politics. But mainstream Christians are finding their voices again, advocating for the separation of church and state -- and church and hate! Our "separate church and hate" design combines fire to signify hatred and barbed wire to signify the exclusive attitudes of the Religious Right and a dove carrying an olive branch to signify the Church's mandate to practice reconciliation, peace, forgiveness and inclusion.
Separation of Church and Hate Button
Separation of Church and Hate Button
$3.73
Separation of Church and Hate 2.25
Separation of Church and Hate 2.25" Button (10 pac
$21.98
Separation of Church and Hate 2.25
Separation of Church and Hate 2.25" Button (100 pa
$114.98
Separation of Church and Hate Framed Panel Print
Separation of Church and Hate Framed Panel Print
$37.99
Separate Church and Hate Small Poster
Separate Church and Hate Small Poster
$15.99
Separate Church and Hate Mini Poster Print
Separate Church and Hate Mini Poster Print
$6.99
Separation of Church and Hate Keepsake Box
Separation of Church and Hate Keepsake Box
$21.99
Separation of Church and Hate Tile Coaster
Separation of Church and Hate Tile Coaster
$6.99
Separation of Church and Hate Greeting Cards (Pack
Separation of Church and Hate Greeting Cards (Pack
$16.99
Separation of Church and Hate Postcards (Package o
Separation of Church and Hate Postcards (Package o
$7.99
Separate Church and Hate Journal
Separate Church and Hate Journal
$11.99
Separation of Church and Hate Mousepad
Separation of Church and Hate Mousepad
$12.99
Separate Church and Hate Throw Pillow
Separate Church and Hate Throw Pillow
$18.99
Separate Church and Hate Keepsake (Oval)
Separate Church and Hate Keepsake (Oval)
$7.99
Separate Church and Hate Keepsake (Round)
Separate Church and Hate Keepsake (Round)
$7.99
Separation of Church and Hate Large Mug
Separation of Church and Hate Large Mug
$13.99
Separate Church and Hate Mug
Separate Church and Hate Mug
$12.99
Separate Church and Hate Stein
Separate Church and Hate Stein
$15.99
Separate Church and Hate License Plate Frame
Separate Church and Hate License Plate Frame
$11.99
Separation of Church and Hate Bumper Sticker
Separation of Church and Hate Bumper Sticker
$4.49
Separation of Church and Hate Sticker (Rectangular
Separation of Church and Hate Sticker (Rectangular
$3.99
Separate Church and Hate Oval Sticker
Separate Church and Hate Oval Sticker
$3.99
Separation of Church and Hate Magnet
Separation of Church and Hate Magnet
$3.73
Separate Church and Hate 2.25
Separate Church and Hate 2.25" Magnet (10 pack)
$19.98
Separate Church and Hate 2.25
Separate Church and Hate 2.25" Magnet (100 pack)
$114.98
Separation of Church and Hate Tote Bag
Separation of Church and Hate Tote Bag
$14.99
Separation of Church and Hate Teddy Bear
Separation of Church and Hate Teddy Bear
$14.99
NEW! Separate Church and Hate Black T-Shirt
NEW! Separate Church and Hate Black T-Shirt
$22.99
Separate Church and Hate White T-Shirt
Separate Church and Hate White T-Shirt
$20.99
Separate Church and Hate Ash Grey T-Shirt
Separate Church and Hate Ash Grey T-Shirt
$20.99
Separate Church and Hate Fitted T-Shirt
Separate Church and Hate Fitted T-Shirt
$22.99
Separation of Church and Hate Ringer T
Separation of Church and Hate Ringer T
$20.99
Separate Church and Hate Baseball Jersey
Separate Church and Hate Baseball Jersey
$22.99
Separate Church and Hate Golf Shirt
Separate Church and Hate Golf Shirt
$23.99
Separation of Church and Hate Women's T-Shirt
Separation of Church and Hate Women's T-Shirt
$20.99
Separate Church and Hate Womens Cap Sleeve T-Shirt
Separate Church and Hate Womens Cap Sleeve T-Shirt
$20.99
Separate Church and Hate Jr. Ringer T-Shirt
Separate Church and Hate Jr. Ringer T-Shirt
$23.99
Separate Church and Hate Women's Tank Top
Separate Church and Hate Women's Tank Top
$20.99
Separate Church and Hate Jr. Spaghetti Tank
Separate Church and Hate Jr. Spaghetti Tank
$19.99
Separation of Church and Hate Kids T-Shirt
Separation of Church and Hate Kids T-Shirt
$19.99
Separate Church and Hate Kids Baseball Jersey
Separate Church and Hate Kids Baseball Jersey
$18.99
Separate Church and Hate Toddler T-Shirt
Separate Church and Hate Toddler T-Shirt
$14.99
Separate Church and Hate Infant Creeper
Separate Church and Hate Infant Creeper
$15.99
Separation of Church and Hate Bib
Separation of Church and Hate Bib
$12.99
Separate Church and Hate Dog T-Shirt
Separate Church and Hate Dog T-Shirt
$18.99
Separate Church and Hate BBQ Apron
Separate Church and Hate BBQ Apron
$18.99
Separate Church and Hate Black Cap
Separate Church and Hate Black Cap
$16.99
Separate Church and Hate Trucker Hat
Separate Church and Hate Trucker Hat
$12.99
Separation of Church and Hate Long Sleeve T-Shirt
Separation of Church and Hate Long Sleeve T-Shirt
$24.99
Separate Church and Hate Hooded Sweatshirt
Separate Church and Hate Hooded Sweatshirt
$39.99
Separation of Church and Hate Sweatshirt
Separation of Church and Hate Sweatshirt
$34.99
Separate Church and Hate Kids Hoodie
Separate Church and Hate Kids Hoodie
$24.99
Separate Church and Hate Kids Sweatshirt
Separate Church and Hate Kids Sweatshirt
$20.99
Plucked Strings Calendar: Liberal Christian Voices
Plucked Strings Calendar: Liberal Christian Voices
$16.99



About Plucked Strings and the Liberal Christian

Liberal Christianity begins with trust, not fear, and that makes all the difference. And so we ask questions, like how come, why not and what if? We experiment with our faith, borrowing from other traditions. We push limits, open borders, challenge authority, laugh, cry and play, and sometimes are a bit overbearing. Maybe we’re the Christ child in a big family. But like our brothers and sisters, we hunger to know God, too.

Plucked Strings offers inspired items for mainstream moderate to liberal Christians who are disturbed by the hateful agenda of the Christian Right and who find it difficult to identify either with the Christian Right or the secular left.

Unlike the fundamentalist, the mainstream Christian tends to be accepting of other religions as alternate paths to the Divine. He generally views God as essentially benevolent rather than punitive. She emphasizes the value of faith in this life rather than focusing on what lies beyond death, and she is likely to express her faith through peace and justice ministries. He probably views scripture as Spirit-inspired rather than literal truth. Unlike the secular left, however, the mainstream Christian tends to view faith as essential, without which life is reduced to existentialism. Her faith lends credence to experience beyond the intellectual and material realms, allowing for mystery and providing comfort in the face of human limitations, including death. Yet for the most part, the voice of the mainstream Christian has been muted, so much so that fundamentalism has become equated with the whole of Christianity in the minds of many. It is time for the left-of-center Christian to reclaim his voice. We hope Plucked Strings' clothes, art, stationery and other gifts will inspire and encourage her, but the real work lies in the courageous efforts of mainstream Christians to be Christ's voice for love and unity in a hurting and broken world. .

Email us with your passions and suggestions at holly _ stevens @ mac.com (remove spaces)


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