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(The Raw Story)   KY children's home enacts anti-discrimination policy to allow LGBT employees in order to avoid losing government funding. KY churches decide to withhold their funding instead. Won't someone please think of the children?   (rawstory.com) divider line 29
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2014-03-11 03:53:36 PM
5 votes:
Did someone say "KY" and "children"?

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2014-03-11 07:33:13 PM
3 votes:

ciberido: 2004 called.


OMG DID YOU WARN THEM ABOUT BENGHAZI!!?!?!?!?!?
2014-03-11 04:04:20 PM
3 votes:
As we all Know Jesus VERY clearly said in Matthew 25:41 ""Then He will also say to those on His left, 'Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels; for you were occasional not a humongous dick to a gay person, and you once in a while treated them like a human being and did not take every opportunity to hurt them or marginalize them, or anyone who ever treated them decently'

So really what is a "Christian" church gonna do?
2014-03-11 12:32:59 PM
3 votes:

"Oh, you mean they might possibly encounter a gay person at some point? Well, fark those kids. I'm keeping my money."

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2014-03-11 06:09:16 PM
2 votes:

chknjetski: TerminalEchoes: So gays boycott the Salvation Army for their anti-gay stance. Churches cut funding to children's home for accepting gays. Both circumstances involve a group of people "voting with their wallet" for what they believe in. What's the difference, honestly?

Gays, as a group, don't profess to be looking out for and loving their fellow man. It's the hypocrisy, not the dick move.


Funny, I thought the whole "loving their fellow man" was their defining feature.
2014-03-11 03:18:48 PM
2 votes:

miss diminutive: I'll admit, I'm no expert on their specific denomination and I don't know any Southern Baptists well, but is there some kind of underlined or italicized text in the Baptist Bible that encourages so many of them to be such raging assholes?


How would they know?
2014-03-11 12:59:52 PM
2 votes:
I'd really like to know how many children were removed from broken homes of homosexual parents.
2014-03-11 12:49:01 PM
2 votes:

ox45tallboy: netizencain: It's more important to discriminate against gays than to provide day care services to poor people

This isn't day care services; it's for children who have been removed from their parents' care due to abuse or neglect. Sometimes the parents are in prison, sometimes they are drug addicts who can't or won't provide for their children. Places like this provide an alternative to the "boarding school" atmosphere of most state-run facilities. It provides the kids with a more home-like atmosphere, usually with their own bedrooms. The one I spent the most time at even provided private bathrooms for each child. Each home generally has about 6-8 kids and a set of full-time "house parents" who perform mommy and daddy duties on a more personal level than the institutions.


But it's still WAY more important for a good Christian to discriminate against gay people than to provide kids with food, clothing and shelter.

/HEY!  Is that a millstone?  Wow - I've never seen one this close up.
2014-03-11 08:21:09 PM
1 votes:

ox45tallboy: I don't think people read the Bible looking for Jesus's message of love and compassion anymore. In fact, I think they purposefully skip over those parts. I love my dad, but I can't believe anyone would want to subscribe to any religion that taught hate and bigotry.


1) Nowhere do any of the earliest known New Testament manuscripts use the name "Jehovah," "YHWH," or any variation thereupon to describe "the Father."

2) Jesus stated prior to his crucifixion that his death would drive out "the prince of this world." It is widely agreed that "the prince of this world" refers to "the devil." John 12:31.

3) Paul states that the "god of this world" has "blinded" people to the truth. It is widely agreed that "the god of this world" here refers to the devil.

4) The devil reportedly offered Jesus "all the kingdoms of the world" to stray from the true path, suggesting that all the kingdoms of the world were his to give.

5) Popular interpretation of Genesis holds that Jehovah created this world.

6) Throughout the Old Testament, it is clear that Jehovah is the "god of this world."

7) Nowhere does either testament indicate when or why Jehovah handed over "the keys to the kingdom," so to speak, to the devil.

Conclusion: the evil "god of this world" who tempted Jesus, who had "blinded" people to the truth, was to Christ's apostles Jehovah Elohim.

Implication: virtually all of contemporary Christendom has been duped into worshiping the devil, in the guise of Jehovah Elohim. The "New Covenant?" It and all its predecessors are contracts with the devil.

Anyone whose faith tells them that discriminating against homosexuals matters more than providing for needy children has accepted that contract with the devil.

"Without a doubt Paul is identifying the Lawgiver with the "god of this aion." Obviously Paul's God was not simply the "God of the Bible" as so many Christians presume today."
2014-03-11 07:16:31 PM
1 votes:

Big_Fat_Liar: I've been 100% pro-gay rights for as long as i can remember and thought Clinton was a douche for DOMA and DADT, but I have an issue with having an issue discriminating against "openly gay" employees.  My issues is a church should be able to discriminate against openly sexual employees whether heterosexual or openly gay.  You don't work for a church and come to work and talk about sucking cauk or eating at the Y while at work.  It's not the place for lifestyle attention whoring.


2004 called.  They say their strawman is old and tired and they want him back so he can finally have a nice rest.
2014-03-11 06:10:21 PM
1 votes:
Hate the gays, starve the children. It's what Jesus would have done.
2014-03-11 05:48:59 PM
1 votes:
I'm a bit torn, here. On the one hand, I don't care for religious organizations. But on the other hand, I want kids to suffer. Do I donate or not?
2014-03-11 05:24:22 PM
1 votes:
You never go full Kentucky.

/I know
/live in Kentucky.
2014-03-11 05:19:28 PM
1 votes:

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Pitabred: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Why would any organization fund something that it opposes? You may not like and it may suck but it's perfectly reasonable.

They aren't required to, but it really isn't reasonable. They're using children as pawns in their bullshiat, which is as slimy as it gets. We're perfectly allowed to call them out on their Christian behavior.

Call them out, I guess, if that makes you feel good. It's no different than if I was funding a group and my religion forbade people walking on stilts. Then the group goes and hires people who walk on stilts. I pull my funding. It's is entirely reasonable. It may not be good or moral but reason isn't about those things.


A couple of points, first, the principal guide for Christianity, the Bible, does not require anyone to refuse to hire LGBT people.  If anything, the Bible teaches people who are without sin to cast the first stone (meaning, butt out of other's business).

Second, the problem isn't so much that the "churches" pulled the funding, but that the "churches" set up a religious organization that discriminates, and then sought government funding (which kept that government funding from going to other groups that would not discriminate), and then it holds the Home hostage when it seeks to join the 21st century.  The long history of this Home makes it extremely complicated and complex, but at the end of the day, the analogy I would make is:

A church told the government that it would build an interstate across it's property if the government gave it > 50% of the funds to do so, and then 1/2 way through, when people start asking whether everyone will be permitted to drive on the interstate, the church says, "We won't take the Irish," and threatens to abandon the project if they have to.  I understand why the church is free to stop work on the project, but we all made a huge mistake when we thought that letting the church provide a government function (and paying for it) was a good idea in the first place.  Let's not do that anymore.
2014-03-11 04:16:34 PM
1 votes:
And Jesus said unto them, "Fark your neighbors. Only love Christians who aren't gays."
2014-03-11 04:11:14 PM
1 votes:
OK, but the Catholic run children's homes are still good, right?
2014-03-11 04:07:25 PM
1 votes:

miss diminutive: Let me guess....Baptists?

*checks article*

The Kentucky Baptist Convention, which approves of the anti-LGBT policy, is now back in the Sunrise's corner.

Sweet merciful crap, I wish I were more surprised. These people really have a hard-on for prejudice against gays, don't they?

I'll admit, I'm no expert on their specific denomination and I don't know any Southern Baptists well, but is there some kind of underlined or italicized text in the Baptist Bible that encourages so many of them to be such raging assholes?


Never go fishing with just one Baptist, he'll drink all of your beer.
2014-03-11 04:00:04 PM
1 votes:

Friction8r: scottydoesntknow: I'd really like to know how many children were removed from broken homes of homosexual parents.

I'd really like to know how many children were created by homosexual parents.


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"Oh, Marcus and I are the proud parents of 28* wonderful children.... wait, what?"



*This is actually true. They have five children of their own and had custody of 23 different foster children for at least some time
2014-03-11 03:54:09 PM
1 votes:

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Jesus wanted little kids suffering though, IIRC.


Well, he did say, "Suffer the little children..."
2014-03-11 03:52:09 PM
1 votes:

scottydoesntknow: I'd really like to know how many children were removed from broken homes of homosexual parents.


I'd really like to know how many children were created by homosexual parents.
2014-03-11 03:50:22 PM
1 votes:
KY Jelly.
2014-03-11 03:44:12 PM
1 votes:

Old_Chief_Scott: *sigh*

The point is that by using the label "Christian" instead of the specific "The Kentucky Baptist Convention" you lump all Christians in with the perpetrators. That is the very definition of bigotry, isn't it? It's the same as when someone tosses out "Red State" or "Blue State", it's a convenient way to lump together a group of people for the purpose of marginalizing them in some way.


Isolated incident, folks. Nothing to see. Move along.

Hey, I know -- pointing out the other Christian groups that are jumping in to make up the lost funding would go a long way towards making me think you have a leg to stand on. Heck, maybe even two legs. Actions/words, etc.
2014-03-11 03:22:03 PM
1 votes:

ox45tallboy: miss diminutive: I'll admit, I'm no expert on their specific denomination and I don't know any Southern Baptists well, but is there some kind of underlined or italicized text in the Baptist Bible that encourages so many of them to be such raging assholes?

How would they know?


Bold text?
2014-03-11 03:10:02 PM
1 votes:

Old_Chief_Scott: *sigh*

The point is that by using the label "Christian" instead of the specific "The Kentucky Baptist Convention" you lump all Christians in with the perpetrators. That is the very definition of bigotry, isn't it? It's the same as when someone tosses out "Red State" or "Blue State", it's a convenient way to lump together a group of people for the purpose of marginalizing them in some way.


The most shocking thing is the complacency from all the other Christian groups.  Everyone is upset when moderate muslims don't speak out against jihadists... this is the same thing.  One of the largest Christian organizations in Kentucky is shiatting all over the teachings of Christ.  But $5 says your pastor/priest wont discuss this in Church on Sunday.
2014-03-11 03:02:53 PM
1 votes:
Let me guess....Baptists?

*checks article*

The Kentucky Baptist Convention, which approves of the anti-LGBT policy, is now back in the Sunrise's corner.

Sweet merciful crap, I wish I were more surprised. These people really have a hard-on for prejudice against gays, don't they?

I'll admit, I'm no expert on their specific denomination and I don't know any Southern Baptists well, but is there some kind of underlined or italicized text in the Baptist Bible that encourages so many of them to be such raging assholes?
2014-03-11 01:48:55 PM
1 votes:
I love the people that think:

"Not allowing me to discriminate as I see fit is a form of discrimination. I should be allowed to discriminate against anyone I choose, and not letting me do that is an infringement of my rights."
2014-03-11 01:26:47 PM
1 votes:
I was told that we didn't need the gubmint to provide what private charities would.
2014-03-11 12:39:36 PM
1 votes:
My parents were houseparents at a children's group home when I was growing up. At the time, I didn't understand the way that the director had to play politics with everyone in order to keep funding going, I just heard my parents b*tching about it an awful lot.

Thing is, they forced the kids to attend religious services as a condition of staying there, with the alternative being a "reform school" type of institution. It did not endear Christianity to any of them the way you might think, especially considering that it was such a fundamentalist church.

Having said that, the idea that these churches are somehow "protecting" these kids from gay people is laughable. Here's a hint: these kids already interact with gay people on a daily basis, and nothing you can do or say to these kids will change the fact that some of them will be gay themselves.

The tragedy of this, to me, is that it cost this director his job. He was trying to do the right thing and get funding for these kids. Thing is, no one takes a job like that unless they really do want to do some good; it doesn't pay very well at all, and you have to take the "self-satisfaction" of doing genuinely good work by providing children who have suffered abuse and neglect through no fault of their own with an alternative to the institutions as part of your salary.
2014-03-11 12:35:23 PM
1 votes:
Look, once those kids get Gay Cooties, it's for life, like Herpes.  Just let 'em go, man.
 
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