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Featured All Those calling For Capital Punishment Of LGBTQs, You Have A Friend In A New Baptist Church

Discussion in 'Religious News' started by Skwim, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. shmogie

    shmogie Well-Known Member
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    These people are crazy. They no more represent Christianity than Joe Biden represents the latest winner on Jeopardy.
     
  2. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    You know, there is one thing about this (and we both know that we're guessing, but with a probably better-than-even chance of being right).

    How hard must it be for someone who has been brought up with the sort of fundamentalist religious belief, loaded with fire and brimstone, and eternal punishment for all sorts of trivial failures, to discover in yourself one of those failures? How hard must it really be to live such a life. What spiritual virtue can ever be the happy result of such a hopeless conflict? To be honest, I really felt for Ted Haggard as he had to face his public comeuppance for exactly this, even though his hateful rhetoric (informed, as it was, by his own inner conflict) was offensive to me.

    I tell you truly, this is one of those ways in which I honestly believe that religion has the power to be a very, very great evil.
     
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  3. Enoch07

    Enoch07 It's all a sick freaking joke.
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    The Christian community is already aware of this cult and its many faults.

    Hundreds Accuse Independent Baptist Pastors of Abuse
     
  4. The Reverend Bob

    The Reverend Bob Fart Machine and Beastmaster

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    Well some of the politics you espouse on this board pretty much matches up with theirs.
     
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  5. LuisDantas

    LuisDantas Aura of atheification
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    That would be terrible as well.

    But in case you are wondering, I do not think that there is much of a valid parallel.

    I will gladly explain you why, if you are being plagued by insomnia or something.
     
  6. Dan From Smithville

    Dan From Smithville Well-Known Member
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    The internal struggle between their own nature and what they are told that nature is supposed to mean is probably the reason they are so full of anger and hatred. Religion is not doing them any service, nor the people that are their targets.
     
  7. Salvador

    Salvador RF's Swedenborgian

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    Jesus Christ himself never once condemned the LBGTQ community; Leviticus only applied to the ancient tribe of Israel, and where homosexuality gets condemned in the NT was written by a homophobic person named Paul whom Jesus wasn't around in Galilee.
     
  8. Salvador

    Salvador RF's Swedenborgian

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    Pay no heed to what any so-called Christians claim, save for a true Christian like J.C.

     
  9. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Well given that the dear late Freddy used to be a lawyer...
     
  10. LuisDantas

    LuisDantas Aura of atheification
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    Even if I agreed, that would in no way, shape or form be a justification for the vitriol that LGBTIQ+ receive now.

    Just like the existence of an epistle with instructions for proper behavior of slaves is no justification for maintaining slavery, mind you.
     
  11. Skwim

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    I take it then that because no one else is like J.C., the only one we can count as a "true Christian" is Jesus himself. Interesting.

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  12. Salvador

    Salvador RF's Swedenborgian

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    Well, I suppose according to my notion of what constitutes a true Christian, besides J.C., they're none.
     
  13. Kangaroo Feathers

    Kangaroo Feathers Hardline moderate

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    You are right, it must be a great struggle being brought up to believe an inherent aspect of yourself is actively evil. On one hand, you are right, such people deserve our sympathy and empathy.

    But on the other hand, knowing how much pain and harm they cause persecuting other people just like them, it's hard not to point and laugh when they inevitably get busted. Hey, it's called schadenfreude for a reason, and FWIW, I'm happy to admit to it.
     
  14. viole

    viole Metaphysical Naturalist
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    That guy there looks gay.

    Ciao

    - viole
     
  15. Skwim

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    "Pedophile" was the first thing that came to my mind. No lie.

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    Saint Frankenstein Deus Lux Mea Est
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    This is why LGBT people should arm themselves and learn self-defense.
     
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  17. shmogie

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    Really ? You had better be able to prove your salacious accusation, or be prepared to apologize.

    I am left handed, I bet that matches up with some of them too.

    Guilt by association. A blackguards method.
     
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    He might be. Extreme homophobia is often found to go hand in hand with latent (and secret) homosexuality.
     
  19. oldbadger

    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Brilliant research, Skwim.
    Brilliant.
     
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    Praise be...
     
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