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Featured Pastor Kicked Out by His Congregation Over Transphobic Church Sign

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Sunstone, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. JJ50

    JJ50 Active Member

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    I don't think people in a relationship should cheat on their partners.
     
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  2. Nowhere Man

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

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    It depends on how people view things.
     
  3. Jollybear

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    Yet the same people who fire the pastor keep the bible. Looks like a double standard.
     
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    Reads like some liberal, cultural Marxist trope. Except that it's in Ezekiel.
    Notwithstanding, Genesis says the sin of Sodom against Lot was the
    homosexuality. I suppose there's heavy doses of pride, gluttony, laziness
    and widespread poverty in many a city.
    They don't read ALL of their bible. Lots of church people these days
    don't even own a bible - one is provided if they need it as their church.
    Today an elderly couple in my town said they were thinking of leaving
    their Anglican or United Church because of its toleration of homosexuality.
    Trouble is, they are both divorced and remarried. That's in the bible, too.
     
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  5. allright

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    better to be kicked out of a backslidden church then compromise to keep your job and get thrown into the lake of fire with them
     
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    BilliardsBall Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it is a sign of the times. Communication is key now, as it was millennia ago.
     
  7. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    While what the pastor said is true (gay sex is a sin), what he said does not need to be said on a public sign for non-churchmembers to see.

    ...Everyone knows already.
     
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  8. 9-10ths_Penguin

    9-10ths_Penguin 1/10 Riboflavin
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    Selected bits of the Bible, apparently, and very specific interpretations of those.

    And as far as I can read, the Bible claims that Christians "died to the Law with Christ," so the law of sin no longer applies.

    He's putting a stumbling block in the way of every trans person, gay person, or person who has empathy for trans or gay people. Do you know what the Bible says about putting a stumbling block in front of someone else?

    That's one interpretation. Every interpretation I've ever heard of the Bible has it saying that it's wrong to judge others, so I think it's the pastor who's clearly the hypocrite here.

    That's one interpretation, though it conflicts with normal interpretations of other passages.

    ... because her gender identity didn't change.

    I'm not sure what you think decapitation has to do with gender expression.
     
  9. JJ50

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    Only sick bigots think there is anything wrong with gay sex.
     
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  10. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    No.
     
  11. Muffled

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    I am sure he could find a job with a PCA church and be well shed of that apostate church.
     
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    Muffled Jesus in me

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    I believe the illness is yours. We have the living God in us and that makes us whole.
     
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    Muffled Jesus in me

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    I believe the Bible predicted that there would be dark times just before the end of the world and Christians would be under attack.
     
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    Muffled Jesus in me

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    I believe I like John but have not heard him recently.
     
  15. Hubert Farnsworth

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    Interesting. The churches I grew up in were apparently even more right-wing than I thought, because the view held on the sign was the view held by essentially all members of the congregations of those churches.
     
  16. JJ50

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    What a load of sick garbage you talk!:mad:
     
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  17. Muffled

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    I believe you do not have a clue what you are talking about but are just spouting emotional mush.
     
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    Talking about yourself?
     
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    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    My test for what the Bible says is core is the NT's passages on the Two Greatest Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount as well as other supporting verses. I know and honor such Christians who seek to follow these words:

    24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

    25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

    26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

    27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

    And also these which illuminate the Sermon:

    34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

    37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

    40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
     
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  20. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    Hey @JJ50, ya'll gay er somethin'..?
     
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