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(ABC)   Church returns gay parishioner to the closet   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 26
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2012-10-23 09:57:30 AM  
5 votes:
There are 18 people in this church who have been delivered

The word you're looking for is "brainwashed". And there are a fark of a lot more than 18 of them in your church I assure you.
2012-10-23 01:07:54 PM  
3 votes:

TofuTheAlmighty: "As far as this church being against gays, that's absurdity. There are 18 people in this church who have been delivered, they're not homosexual anymore, but if they were they could still stay in the church," she said.Way to shred your already-negligible credibility.


Once you have convinced yourself that eternal hellfire awaits you, there is nothing you can't excuse in the name of your faith. That is why religions are so questionable as moral authority to any rational person.
2012-10-23 09:40:21 AM  
3 votes:
FTA: "As far as this church being against gays, that's absurdity. There are 18 people in this church who have been delivered, they're not homosexual anymore, but if they were they could still stay in the church," she said.

Not homosexual anymore.. suuuuure.
2012-10-23 01:01:15 PM  
2 votes:
Yeah, like no one in the Church is gay or a HUGE Pedophile. .

weedoom.com
2012-10-23 10:04:37 AM  
2 votes:

Cythraul: Diogenes: I'm tempted to say something thoroughly sacrilegious.

I give you permission. I have the authority, I'm from the internet.


Post gay "delivery" interview:

"So, were you filled with Christ?"

"Oh, yes. He was HUGE!"
2012-10-23 09:59:10 AM  
2 votes:

exick: There are 18 people in this church who have been delivered

The word you're looking for is "brainwashed". And there are a fark of a lot more than 18 of them in your church I assure you.


Part of the reason it's so hard for me to find a decent date, living in North Carolina. Come on closet cases. Think of your fellow homosexuals. You may be denying some special someone out there your loving companionship.
2012-10-23 09:37:21 AM  
2 votes:
This sounds exactly like something Jesus would do.
2012-10-24 12:16:48 AM  
1 votes:
TFA: "The pastor said to find out what my darkest secret was, and I was like, 'I'm never telling,' Lowry told WLOS. "They hit my head with fists and I was out on the floor, they held my hands and feet down and were pushing on my chest and I could barely breathe."

Yaxe: Hate to be debby-downer, but this sounds like attention whoring to me, especially considering the timing and the fact that this guy didn't bring this to the police in 2011.


That's not being a debby-downer. That's feebly trying to deny something that makes your team look bad.
2012-10-23 07:27:36 PM  
1 votes:

Slam Dunkz: Marine1: You're not following the teachings of Jesus. That means you're not a church. Stop perverting the Gospels, you assholes.

It's all crazy nonsense, just a different flavor.


Marine1: You're not following the teachings of Jesus. That means you're not a church. Stop perverting the Gospels, you assholes.


That's a really good theological argument to repeal church tax-exemption. Too bad it couldn't only apply to Christians, the Jews are really cool. They don't have Jesus to tell them not to judge others, yet most Jews know how to do it better than a lot of Christians.
2012-10-23 07:16:19 PM  
1 votes:

Felgraf: ... Having grown up in a church that was open and affirming (United Church of Christ), to the point of having attended a gay marriage ceremony, presided over by our pastors, when I was *five* (Mostly I remember being bored to tears, but, five), stuff like this always confuses the SHIAT out of me.

I realize now the UCC is a bit of a minority when it comes to churches (what with a history of being highly liberal and pro rights for all... to the point of appointing openly gay pastors as early as 1972), but, WHAT THE FARK.


THIS SO MUCH

Grew up UCC, later attended Unity* (which makes UCC look downright fundie-ish by comparisson).

There are congregations for whom teh ghey is a beautiful and welcomed part of God's diverse creation. Why on earth would anyone who had even a touch of something other than missionary-straight attend a close-minded church? I do not get it at all. Run away, unstraight brothers and sisters. Run fast. Run far.

*Unity =/= Unitarian. Totally different.
2012-10-23 03:36:17 PM  
1 votes:
So if you're gay, they spank you? Because that sounds a bit more like a gay sex club than a church.
2012-10-23 03:34:20 PM  
1 votes:

Diogenes: Cythraul: Diogenes: I'm tempted to say something thoroughly sacrilegious.

I give you permission. I have the authority, I'm from the internet.

Post gay "delivery" interview:

"So, were you filled with Christ?"

"Oh, yes. He was HUGE!"


Bwahahaha...love it. My fave:

"Why do the ladies/gents love Jesus?"
Why?
"Because he's hung like THIS!"
(stretch out arms as if on the cross)

Can I join you in that handbasket? It looks cozy. ;)
2012-10-23 03:18:59 PM  
1 votes:

letrole: Homosexuality is a Learned Behaviour. The instinct for sex involves thrusting and groping and kissing and so forth. If you get horny at the sight of a naked man, or if you get horny at the sight of a naked woman, it is only because you have been taught to make that association.


What does this have to do with love?
2012-10-23 02:26:34 PM  
1 votes:
Ugh, Word of Faith. These are also the yahoos who spout the "prosperity gospel". Jesus wants you to be rich and wear fancy clothes and drive fancy cars; and if you're poor, you're just not praying hard enough.
2012-10-23 01:37:25 PM  
1 votes:
Lowry claims that he was kept in a church dormitory for months in 2011 after telling church members he was gay, according to the Charlotte Observer.

He was over 18. That's a lawsuit.

See Jason Scott v. Cult Awareness Network, the results of the lawsuit forced the Cult Awareness Network into bankruptcy and its assets were bought by $cientology, and is now an apparent $cientology front group.
2012-10-23 01:32:37 PM  
1 votes:

12349876: Mythology of Peace


Fixed that for you.
2012-10-23 01:16:38 PM  
1 votes:
WWJB? Who Would Jesus Beat?
2012-10-23 01:13:58 PM  
1 votes:
You know, I know several openly gay Christians, but they are members of legitimate, moderate denominational churches, and not non-denom cults.
2012-10-23 01:13:30 PM  
1 votes:

ChipNASA: Yeah, like no one in the Church is gay or a HUGE Pedophile. .

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because they're totally the same thing ,amirite?
2012-10-23 01:10:29 PM  
1 votes:
"As far as this church being against gays, that's absurdity. There are 18 people in this church who have been delivered, they're not homosexual anymore, but if they were they could still stay locked in the church," she said.

FTFH
2012-10-23 01:03:47 PM  
1 votes:
"As far as this church being against gays, that's absurdity. There are 18 people in this church who have been delivered, they're not homosexual anymore, but if they were they could still stay in the church," she said.
Way to shred your already-negligible credibility.
2012-10-23 01:03:38 PM  
1 votes:

exick: There are 18 people in this church who have been delivered

The word you're looking for is "brainwashed". And there are a fark of a lot more than 18 of them in your church I assure you.


I would say the word is "lying" so that they can remain a part of the church community without having to go through further exorcisms.
2012-10-23 01:01:17 PM  
1 votes:

Diogenes: Cythraul: Diogenes: I'm tempted to say something thoroughly sacrilegious.

I give you permission. I have the authority, I'm from the internet.

Post gay "delivery" interview:

"So, were you filled with Christ?"

"Oh, yes. He was HUGE!"


Haaaaah, awesome.

/You would probably enjoy Jesus Christ, Vampire Hunter.
//It's sacrilegious AND awful!
2012-10-23 01:00:05 PM  
1 votes:
... Having grown up in a church that was open and affirming (United Church of Christ), to the point of having attended a gay marriage ceremony, presided over by our pastors, when I was *five* (Mostly I remember being bored to tears, but, five), stuff like this always confuses the SHIAT out of me.

I realize now the UCC is a bit of a minority when it comes to churches (what with a history of being highly liberal and pro rights for all... to the point of appointing openly gay pastors as early as 1972), but, WHAT THE FARK.

/Not really a UCC member/christian now, as my own views have wandered.
//I'm probably a Pratchettist if anything.
2012-10-23 12:59:28 PM  
1 votes:
TFA:"The pastor said to find out what my darkest secret was, and I was like, 'I'm never telling,' Lowry told WLOS. "They hit my head with fists and I was out on the floor, they held my hands and feet down and were pushing on my chest and I could barely breathe."

Hate to be debby-downer, but this sounds like attention whoring to me, especially considering the timing and the fact that this guy didn't bring this to the police in 2011.
2012-10-23 12:59:16 PM  
1 votes:
"As far as this church being against gays, that's absurdity. There are 18 people in this church who have been delivered, they're not homosexual anymore, but if they were they could still stay in the church,"

Now THAT'S some impressive cognitive dissonance.
 
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