Hi @Brian_Downey ,
Wow. This just doesn’t match with the reality that I’ve been actively involved with for decades…
All of the Church volunteer and fund raising groups I’ve worked with over the last several decades have spent a majority of energy, effort, and resources on helping non-religious, non-proselytizing efforts - city, nation, world level stuff. And of course there is some work specifically to help “the tribe”
Would you consider passively praying outside abortion clinics, respectfully handing out adoption and post-abortion counseling services information as “not loving or caring beyond the tribe”? How about staffing and running donation centers for the needy? Perhaps building and running food banks and food distribution networks? How about funding and building homes?
While all this is done in the real world (the physio part of the noonsphere?) with complete respect, compassion and love for the children, women and men involved with no attempts at proselytization, no guilting, no shaming. No PR campaigns, no parades, no TV advertisements, online ads, no quest for validation or “resist/inhabit” movements… And all of this is done this way with intention.
Could it perhaps be that progressives might be conflating non-validation of or non-agreement with progressive ideals with “not extending love and care beyond the tribe”?
Or perhaps progressives fall into the confirmation bias trap looking for weird splinter groups around which they can validate their perhaps less inclusive, less open than they would like to think world views?