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REAL LIFE: Some truth to Dayton letter

| January 25, 2023 1:00 AM

I’ve lived in the Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene area my entire life and even attended Real Life for a number of years. I understand Mr. Dayton’s questioning of Real Life Ministries.

Many people have written in support of the church. While I agree that so much of what they say is true, there’s so much more that remains unseen.

There is community support. However, it’s surface level support. Behind the scenes is a totally different story of self-righteousness, nepotism and condemnation. Church members, employees, elders and pastors consistently preaching something but practicing something completely different.

There is extensive outreach. But it’s embedded with self-importance and extreme judgment. Outreach to those disguised as unconditional love but conditions of conformity. Supporting public education but actively speaking out against public education, painting public educators as adversaries to Christianity from the pulpit.

While I’m sure there will be many who disagree, and many who choose to pass my words off as someone bitter or someone who needs re-saving, I’d encourage those of you who feel that way to do exactly what Mr. Dayton said and “look around” among your own.

ERIKA WILLY

Hayden

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