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2012-08-06 05:15:01 PM  

dkimball: TOALMAG..that's how I remember where those states are. Never been down there and after hearing this, doesn't really make me want to go any more.

Which state is the most racist?


Jersey. I've been there several times and have friends from Kearney.
 
2012-08-06 05:19:32 PM  
"We're sorry we got caught being assholes, please stop tormenting us."

At this point I don't care if there is a Rapture or Revelations, as long as we get to be freed from people like these.
 
2012-08-06 05:22:24 PM  
I wouldn't marry a black couple.

To whom do I apologize?
 
2012-08-06 05:22:30 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah


"We're sorry we got caught being assholes, please stop tormenting us."

At this point I don't care if there is a Rapture or Revelations, as long as we get to be freed from people like these.


I'd settle for a B Ark.
 
2012-08-06 05:23:17 PM  
i105.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-06 05:25:25 PM  
I wish Christians would actually follow Christ's beliefs. What kind of retarded, hateful, bigoted piece of shiat religion do they follow?
 
2012-08-06 05:25:40 PM  

ChipNASA: [i.imgur.com image 724x745]


Yo dawg...

i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-06 05:36:12 PM  
They deserve one as much as gay couples that cant get marry in black churches deserve one.
 
2012-08-06 05:42:29 PM  

astroturd: They deserve one as much as gay couples that cant get marry in black churches deserve one.


That would have been an awesome troll, say, 107 posts ago, before ChipNASA got in.


www.knight3d.com
 
2012-08-06 05:51:32 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: The Wilsons have said that Weatherford, the pastor, told them he could be fired if the wedding was held in his church.

Then you should have done the right thing and gotten fired, you damned pussy assed non-Christian charlatan.


See, this part doesn't make any sense to me. It says "some members objected". So these anonymous "some members" have the authority to fire the pastor? I call bullshiat.
 
2012-08-06 05:51:35 PM  
If a pastor apologizes in the woods, and there's nobody around to hear it, are we cool now? I mean, like. I apologized and everything. We should be cool. No hard feelings right? Right?
 
2012-08-06 05:56:33 PM  
Lovin' this thread.
 
2012-08-06 06:07:21 PM  
I'm guessing it goes something like this over at that church:

"See what we have here is failure to communicate. Listen here Tyrone, or Trayvon, whatever your made up name is, we said we apologized and it's not for YOU to decide if we did it properly. If you know what's good for you, you'll just play along and keep that uppity mouth of yours shut and not talk badly about your betters... boy."

I think that covers everything.
 
2012-08-06 06:19:29 PM  
When I was a youngin growing up in Louisiana, I saw two deacons ask a black couple to leave during the worship service at the baptist church. It is a big church, televised on the ABC affiliate every Sunday. Didn't affect me at all.

/atheist
 
2012-08-06 06:23:34 PM  
I had my bridal shower yesterday. I brought this story up because I am black and my fiance is white. They hadn't really heard the story. I explained to my guests what had happened. Then I explained to them that I loved them because no one ever said a word about our interracial status. It never occurred to me that someone WOULD object. I told them that the reason that I love them like my family is because this scenario never entered my mind because the members of our church would NEVER even think to do something like this. My daughter and I are the only black people in that church (actually, almost in the entire town). We are going to be the first interracial couple ever married there. Nobody even blinked an eye.
 
2012-08-06 06:28:13 PM  

Full Blown Jimbo: When I was a youngin growing up in Louisiana, I saw two deacons ask a black couple to leave during the worship service at the baptist church. It is a big church, televised on the ABC affiliate every Sunday. Didn't affect me at all.

/atheist


As long as you're white, you're OK with Jesus!
 
2012-08-06 06:29:39 PM  

Turbo Cojones: Full Blown Jimbo: When I was a youngin growing up in Louisiana, I saw two deacons ask a black couple to leave during the worship service at the baptist church. It is a big church, televised on the ABC affiliate every Sunday. Didn't affect me at all.

/atheist

As long as you're white, you're OK with Jesus!


So I got that going for me.
 
2012-08-06 06:30:39 PM  
I'd marry this black couple... In the Mormon way that is...

5magazine.files.wordpress.com

//not really sure what the Mormon way actually is...
 
2012-08-06 06:33:36 PM  
I've said it before, and I'll say it again:

Most modern day Christianity is, in fact, Satanism.
 
2012-08-06 06:33:37 PM  

noblewolf: I'd marry this black couple... In the Mormon way that is...

[5magazine.files.wordpress.com image 400x267]

//not really sure what the Mormon way actually is...


4.bp.blogspot.com

Suggested reading. I'd loan you my copy... but it's a First Edition

/Collects LDS Paraphernalia
 
2012-08-06 06:37:54 PM  

fusillade762: Satanic_Hamster: The Wilsons have said that Weatherford, the pastor, told them he could be fired if the wedding was held in his church.

Then you should have done the right thing and gotten fired, you damned pussy assed non-Christian charlatan.

See, this part doesn't make any sense to me. It says "some members objected". So these anonymous "some members" have the authority to fire the pastor? I call bullshiat.


You obviously don't know how a lot of these churches work. While most churches submit to an overall governing body (Southern Baptists, Assemblies of God, ect), they are generally run on the local level. These governing bodies typically only step in to fix things in cases of several abuse. Deacons, elders (basically the senior members of the church) choose, vote on, decide their pastors' salaries, and can and do fire them if they are or aren't doing something.

While a lot of churches are quite despicable nowadays, there is something to be said for accountability and in the past I've generally shied away from churches who don't submit to such a governing body. Churches that are run by pastor-families, ect... this is where you can find the worst corruption.

As others have said, though, this pastor was a total puss. He should've stood up for the couple.

/doesn't attend church anymore
//long time lurker
///this is the post that outs me
/slashies
 
2012-08-06 06:42:46 PM  

jagermech: fusillade762: Satanic_Hamster: The Wilsons have said that Weatherford, the pastor, told them he could be fired if the wedding was held in his church.

Then you should have done the right thing and gotten fired, you damned pussy assed non-Christian charlatan.

See, this part doesn't make any sense to me. It says "some members objected". So these anonymous "some members" have the authority to fire the pastor? I call bullshiat.

These governing bodies typically only step in to fix things in cases of several abuse.


*Severe, not several. Fark me.
 
2012-08-06 06:43:57 PM  

noblewolf: I'd marry this black couple... In the Mormon way that is...

[5magazine.files.wordpress.com image 400x267]


Pretty woman, but the toes growing out of her head are a little disconcerting.

/at least they're pretty toes.
 
2012-08-06 06:49:04 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Contents Under Pressure: (Psst. Can someone explain the joke about the gentleman with cornrows?)

If I were the minister, I'd have found another church to work at. What a bunch of hooples.

His name is Coolio, and he used to have a show on VH1 called "Pimp My Bride" where people of color would compete to win a wedding makeover. This thread is about a black couple getting married, so...


WTF? The dude in that picture is not Coolio. I don't know anything about that show but that picture is not of Coolio.
 
2012-08-06 06:54:09 PM  

punistation: [i.imgur.com image 640x613]

Refusing to marry a black couple? In this day and age?

i.imgur.com
Imagine that...


Who do they think they're fooling? You just know every single one of them has a cousin that's "sweet".
 
2012-08-06 06:56:57 PM  

pippi longstocking: I wish Christians would actually follow Christ's beliefs. What kind of retarded, hateful, bigoted piece of shiat religion do they follow?


Southern Baptists. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

/csb.. friend of mine got called a hell burning, homo piece of shiat right after he blew the guy.
 
2012-08-06 07:00:24 PM  

dkimball: TOALMAG..that's how I remember where those states are. Never been down there and after hearing this, doesn't really make me want to go any more.

Which state is the most racist?


The state of grace.
 
2012-08-06 07:00:58 PM  

notatrollorami: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Contents Under Pressure: (Psst. Can someone explain the joke about the gentleman with cornrows?)

If I were the minister, I'd have found another church to work at. What a bunch of hooples.

His name is Coolio, and he used to have a show on VH1 called "Pimp My Bride" where people of color would compete to win a wedding makeover. This thread is about a black couple getting married, so...

WTF? The dude in that picture is not Coolio. I don't know anything about that show but that picture is not of Coolio.


Reads up on meme. Tucks tale and walks away.
 
2012-08-06 07:05:43 PM  
It's okay now to be hypocrites?

They apologized for letting the cat out of the bag, that they're all bigoted ass-holes, and they're going to keep on being bigoted ass-holes because its easier than changing their minds about stopping being bigoted ass-holes.
 
2012-08-06 07:06:26 PM  

thenewmissus: I had my bridal shower yesterday. I brought this story up because I am black and my fiance is white. They hadn't really heard the story. I explained to my guests what had happened. Then I explained to them that I loved them because no one ever said a word about our interracial status. It never occurred to me that someone WOULD object. I told them that the reason that I love them like my family is because this scenario never entered my mind because the members of our church would NEVER even think to do something like this. My daughter and I are the only black people in that church (actually, almost in the entire town). We are going to be the first interracial couple ever married there. Nobody even blinked an eye.


I was going to favorite you anyway, but then I read your bio.
 
2012-08-06 07:11:09 PM  

Latinwolf: Gordon Bennett: ReferenceException: Are we sure the problem is that they were black and not that one was probably a Jaffa?


I don't know what a Jaffa is but as long as they keep making their delicious cakes with the smashing orangey bit in the middle they can marry wherever they wish.
[t0.gstatic.com image 198x254]
Teal'c is disappointed.


Oh. Is that a Jaffa? Maybe they eat Jaffa Cakes.

The Winky Dinky Jaffa Cake. Jaffas gotta eat too.
 
2012-08-06 07:19:55 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-06 07:22:15 PM  
it don't count if you say you apologized but you don't.
 
2012-08-06 07:22:15 PM  

clyph: Babwa Wawa: And they prayed for racial reconciliation. What more could they do, ferchrissakes? I mean, they PRAYED and everything!

[lsd.dula.tv image 600x688]


Aka James 2:14-17
"14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, "Go in peace; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead."

Christianity came to your blinding insight nearly 2k years ago.
 
2012-08-06 07:22:59 PM  

jagermech: fusillade762: Satanic_Hamster: The Wilsons have said that Weatherford, the pastor, told them he could be fired if the wedding was held in his church.

Then you should have done the right thing and gotten fired, you damned pussy assed non-Christian charlatan.

See, this part doesn't make any sense to me. It says "some members objected". So these anonymous "some members" have the authority to fire the pastor? I call bullshiat.

You obviously don't know how a lot of these churches work. While most churches submit to an overall governing body (Southern Baptists, Assemblies of God, ect), they are generally run on the local level. These governing bodies typically only step in to fix things in cases of several abuse. Deacons, elders (basically the senior members of the church) choose, vote on, decide their pastors' salaries, and can and do fire them if they are or aren't doing something.

While a lot of churches are quite despicable nowadays, there is something to be said for accountability and in the past I've generally shied away from churches who don't submit to such a governing body. Churches that are run by pastor-families, ect... this is where you can find the worst corruption.

As others have said, though, this pastor was a total puss. He should've stood up for the couple.


See, but that's not what he said. He didn't say the Deacons or the elders complained, he just said "some people" complained.

Though I agree that this is a pretty miserable excuse for a pastor. Being more worried about keeping your job than doing the right thing doesn't exactly make you a pillar of righteousness.
 
2012-08-06 07:24:55 PM  

i upped my meds-up yours: He was apologizing to the media for getting caught, that's all. He didn't give a shiat about the couple because his congregation didn't either; they just wanted the dingy folks to STFU & GTFO.


No, he was saying he's sorry if anyone was offended by his actions.

Which is not the same thing as saying he's sorry for his actions.
 
2012-08-06 07:31:10 PM  
It's the thought that counts.
 
2012-08-06 07:32:06 PM  
indicative of all religious people mind-set...we're better and you're different. Idiot church members should check their own spiritual deficiencies!
 
2012-08-06 07:36:45 PM  

KidneyStone: clyph: Babwa Wawa: And they prayed for racial reconciliation. What more could they do, ferchrissakes? I mean, they PRAYED and everything!

[lsd.dula.tv image 600x688]

You could exchange "Prayer" with "biatch about it on Fark" and it would be exactly the same ;-)


See here's the thing: I didn't wrong anybody in this instance, nor do I even claim to give a rat's ass. These people did wrong someone, and then instead of righting the wrong, they prayed.

Let's say I punched you in the neck for not putting a space where it belongs in your handle. Then I felt bad about it. I could have went and got you an ice pack, or if it were too late, I could apologize to you. Instead, I prayed to Jesus to eliminate spelling-related violence.

It's especially reprehensible because I haven't in fact taken any responsibility at all for my behavior.
 
2012-08-06 07:39:52 PM  

Burning_Monk: pippi longstocking: I wish Christians would actually follow Christ's beliefs. What kind of retarded, hateful, bigoted piece of shiat religion do they follow?

Southern Baptists. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

/csb.. friend of mine got called a hell burning, homo piece of shiat right after he blew the guy.


Well it's not like dude he blew sucked a dick or anything.
 
2012-08-06 07:42:11 PM  

Drew P Balls: I'm going to guess this is a "faith alone, not works" congregation. That sort of thinking allows you to get away with all SORTS of shiat.


"Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession.... Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
 
2012-08-06 07:51:22 PM  
Why am I not surprised. Good examples of what Christianity seems to be about in this country (as opposed to what it should be). Got some good Embassadorship there doncha.
 
2012-08-06 07:53:31 PM  

malaktaus: Drew P Balls: I'm going to guess this is a "faith alone, not works" congregation. That sort of thinking allows you to get away with all SORTS of shiat.

"Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession.... Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer


+1

That quote by Bonhoeffer pretty much sums up the "prosperity gospel" heresy that has plagued the USA ( & infected other parts of the world) since the 1950's....
 
2012-08-06 08:10:24 PM  

Babwa Wawa: Let's say I punched you in the neck for not putting a space where it belongs in your handle. Then I felt bad about it. I could have went and got you an ice pack, or if it were too late, I could apologize to you. Instead, I prayed to Jesus to eliminate spelling-related found fault in everyone and everything besides my own self for the violence.

It's especially reprehensible because I haven't in fact taken any responsibility at all for my behavior.


Get out of my ex's bi-polar brain...
 
2012-08-06 08:12:47 PM  
I'd marry them if it involved butt secks.
/you know, from the wife.
 
2012-08-06 08:17:46 PM  

Pray 4 Mojo: I wouldn't marry a black couple.

To whom do I apologize?


Maybe you could try apologize to yourself for failing to live up to your potential to be a decent human being.

Or you could try apologizing to the entire world, instead, perhaps, but that's not usually much fun. Just ask Wowbanger.
 
2012-08-06 08:22:14 PM  

sgleason818: thenewmissus: I had my bridal shower yesterday. I brought this story up because I am black and my fiance is white. They hadn't really heard the story. I explained to my guests what had happened. Then I explained to them that I loved them because no one ever said a word about our interracial status. It never occurred to me that someone WOULD object. I told them that the reason that I love them like my family is because this scenario never entered my mind because the members of our church would NEVER even think to do something like this. My daughter and I are the only black people in that church (actually, almost in the entire town). We are going to be the first interracial couple ever married there. Nobody even blinked an eye.

I was going to favorite you anyway, but then I read your bio.


Thanks!! It's not painful anymore either. ; )
 
2012-08-06 08:25:31 PM  

fusillade762: jagermech: fusillade762: Satanic_Hamster: The Wilsons have said that Weatherford, the pastor, told them he could be fired if the wedding was held in his church.

See, but that's not what he said. He didn't say the Deacons or the elders complained, he just said "some people" complained.

Though I agree that this is a pretty miserable excuse for a pastor. Being more worried about keeping your job than doing the right thing doesn't exactly make you a pillar of righteousness.


My guess would have to be that "some people" have some friends on the deacon board, which wouldn't surprise me. Don't underestimate the power (or the dickishness) of the deacon board (and their friends) to make your life and ministry absolutely miserable if they don't like you or what you're doing.

Church politics. Ugh.
 
2012-08-06 08:53:44 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I knew this would happen as soon as gay marriage started becoming accepted... Now you can marry two black people! What's next, an amputee is going to marry a black, an oriental, and a siamese kitten? That's just fantastic!


Do NOT Google this!!!!
 
2012-08-06 08:58:25 PM  

nanim: [acidcow.com image 600x263]

Yes, I'd have to agree that timely apologies and corrections are best.


OK, I saw that and laughed my ass off!!
 
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