There is this woman who goes to my church on Wednesday nights, and I have a problem with her. She's also a customer at the bank. Yesterday she came through the drive and Debbie, a woman I work with, said, "Oh man, she is nasty!" Meaning she is rude and mean. And then she says, "AND she's a pastor!"
Now, I knew she was a pastor (not of our church). That was no surprise, but I didn't think it was common knowledge. See, when someone you know is a bitch AND a pastor, it's hard to take them seriously.
At church she is smiley and sweet and nice. In our drive thru, though, she's just absolutely rude and mean and horrid to deal with. And it makes me wonder if she knows I know her from church, and if she'd be so rude if she knew. If she would, then she's just a shady pastor and a bad representative of Christ's love in the world.
I just feel like it needs to be brought to someone's attention. Because frankly, I know church people can be assholes. So can everyone else! But when people who you KNOW don't like church people notice that they're assholes, it makes me upset. It's like, "Way to be another reason that people don't go to church."
So I considered writing a letter to the church where she's a student pastor. Just sort of a "Hey, to whom it may concern, perhaps you should remind such-and-such that she is a representative of your church AND of Christ's love when she's out in the real world, and maybe she shouldn't be so rude."
Do you think that's out of line?