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2019-02-12 02:22:16 PM  
"I'm rich, straight and white, the church doesn't discriminate against me."
 
2019-02-12 02:23:02 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: "I'm rich, straight and white, the church doesn't discriminate against me."


And divorced, the poor bastard.
 
2019-02-12 02:31:23 PM  
This is all well and good, but the very instant he gives this church a single penny is the moment where he begins to support their very un-Christ-like treatment of the LGBTQ community.
 
2019-02-12 02:35:33 PM  

HawgWild: swaniefrmreddeer: "I'm rich, straight and white, the church doesn't discriminate against me."

And divorced, the poor bastard.


He boned Anna Faris and now he's balls deep in a Kennedy.

I will say a prayer for him.
 
2019-02-12 02:45:06 PM  
He was funnier when he was fat
 
2019-02-12 02:53:28 PM  
Maybe he shouldn't share so much information about his faith.  Be a man of god or whatever but don't give details of affiliations or maybe don't crow about it all the time.  To a lot of people, stating you are a Christian makes you look more of an idiot than less of one.
 
2019-02-12 02:56:27 PM  
If you'd like to know how these churches usually work, there is a fantastic breakdown here:

https://twitter.com/cmclymer/status/1​0​94535341682450432

Things are great in these churches until they're not. My first clue was on a young adults group hike in a nearby national park where one of the older members told me that LGBTQ people are sinful by nature, and I need to "cool it in this group" with any talk about LGBTQ rights.

The anti-LGBTQ, anti-woman, vaguely-racist, vaguely-xenophobic sentiments aren't done in sermons so much as in social settings. Offhand comments or jokes. Coded language or events with themes that may focus on gender roles. It's a neat trick: pastor keeps his hands clean.

Except when they don't! The head pastor of our church liked to slip-in thinly-veiled references supporting conservative politics. At times, he would start a sentence after saying a word like "lifestyles", shake his head and go "Nope, better not. Don't wanna cause trouble."

And again, it's such a fun trick. Technically, the pastor avoids saying something explicitly political or endorsing a party or being anti-LGBTQ or anti-woman but no rational adult in the audience misses the implication. The opinion was expressed, just not said out loud.

Gender roles are emphasized again and again. There are conferences held for women in which they're encouraged to "lift up their husbands" and encourage them as leaders. Women can have careers, sure--lawyers, doctors, whatever--as long as they let their husband lead the family

The man is the leader. You will never in your life see a woman as head pastor of one of these churches unless she's, um, "co-leading" with a husband or her husband has died and she's more of a transitional figure. Women can be pastors, sure, as long as a man is in charge.

LGBTQ folks are welcome as long as they're not, you know, THEMSELVES in church settings. Don't be queer and bring your opposite-sex partner to a service, and if you do, don't kiss or introduce them as your partner. I have never known of an openly trans person in these settings.

The name of the game is "love the sinner, hate the sin", which is great for folks who are drawn to this community but aren't super down with homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, etc. It gives them a pass in their minds. The church doesn't HATE queer folks, just their "lifestyle".

Racism is quite common. A minefield of micro-aggressions. There are many people of color in these churches, and they have mastered the art of patience or maybe they're screaming internally. Either way, they're drawn to the community for other reasons and ignore racist comments.

I have heard white members of these churches say the phrase "those people" with the precise implication normally associated with it numerous times. Dog whistles galore, everything short of explicitly racist epithets.

On the day of the 2008 election, our entire church was sent a mass email by the pastoral staff with a link to a USA Today article about the election and a link to Obama's record supporting abortion. There was no editorial comment, but the message was clear.

etc....
 
2019-02-12 03:08:06 PM  

Jack Sabbath: Maybe he shouldn't share so much information about his faith.  Be a man of god or whatever but don't give details of affiliations or maybe don't crow about it all the time.  To a lot of people, stating you are a Christian makes you look more of an idiot than less of one.


It doesn't make him look like an idiot. It may make him look like a sanctimonious prick.
 
2019-02-12 03:32:13 PM  
Why should I care about 2 actors arguing on Twitter?
 
2019-02-12 03:35:44 PM  
As if anyone would ever trust a person who'd shill for Michelob Ultra.

Take your Powerade lite beer and be gone, Bert Macklin!
 
2019-02-12 03:36:31 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: "I'm rich, straight and white, the church doesn't discriminate against me."


Pretty much.

I like Chris Pratt, but he is being obtuse here.
 
2019-02-12 03:37:35 PM  
Shouldn't Ellen Page be focusing on tweeting apologies for all of her Twitter rage in response to Jussie Smollett's apparently completely fabricated "hate crime" attack ?

/ I want to live an world where no one Tweets, no one reads Tweets, and writing about "Tweets" no longer counts as "news".  Basically no Twitter.  Because it is absolutely horrible.
 
2019-02-12 03:39:09 PM  

elvindeath: Shouldn't Ellen Page be focusing on tweeting apologies for all of her Twitter rage in response to Jussie Smollett's apparently completely fabricated "hate crime" attack ?


Evidence? I haven't heard anything new in over a week
 
2019-02-12 03:39:35 PM  
I'm going with the better actor.
 
2019-02-12 03:39:57 PM  

AsparagusFTW: Why should I care about 2 actors arguing on Twitter?


Well going by America's track record being actors mean they're both more than qualified to be President now.
 
2019-02-12 03:40:43 PM  
Ellen Page decides she's going to take on Chris Pratt to address the entirety of Christianity's issues with homosexuality. That's kind of like doing something about it.
 
2019-02-12 03:42:45 PM  

weddingsinger: If you'd like to know how these churches usually work, there is a fantastic breakdown here:


Great summary. Same hate, better marketing, more deniability.
 
2019-02-12 03:42:52 PM  

TDWCom29: elvindeath: Shouldn't Ellen Page be focusing on tweeting apologies for all of her Twitter rage in response to Jussie Smollett's apparently completely fabricated "hate crime" attack ?

Evidence? I haven't heard anything new in over a week


Let's be honest, anyone who brings it up like that was certain from the first word.
 
2019-02-12 03:44:48 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: "I'm rich, straight and white, the church doesn't discriminate against me."


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2019-02-12 03:45:22 PM  

AsparagusFTW: Why should I care about 2 actors arguing on Twitter?


Because one is a hero to children and young adults all over the world, and has a great deal of influence through his movies, persona, and public statements, and the other is fighting for basic equal rights that someone like Pratt gets just for existing as a straight, white man.

It's easy to ask "why you should care" when it's a struggle that doesn't seem to affect you in any way.  Let's see..... male in your 30s, living in Michigan, and fans of a set of bands that appeal almost exclusively to white, male, middle class people.

Yep, figured.  Your privilege isn't just showing, it's arterially splattering on everyone around you.
 
2019-02-12 03:47:48 PM  

Khellendros: AsparagusFTW: Why should I care about 2 actors arguing on Twitter?

Because one is a hero to children and young adults all over the world, and has a great deal of influence through his movies, persona, and public statements, and the other is fighting for basic equal rights that someone like Pratt gets just for existing as a straight, white man.

It's easy to ask "why you should care" when it's a struggle that doesn't seem to affect you in any way.  Let's see..... male in your 30s, living in Michigan, and fans of a set of bands that appeal almost exclusively to white, male, middle class people.

Yep, figured.  Your privilege isn't just showing, it's arterially splattering on everyone around you.


Yeah man, quit splattering your Michigan privilege all over us!!
 
2019-02-12 03:48:07 PM  
Do she have a movie coming out?
 
2019-02-12 03:49:55 PM  

Khellendros: AsparagusFTW: Why should I care about 2 actors arguing on Twitter?

Because one is a hero to children and young adults all over the world, and has a great deal of influence through his movies, persona, and public statements, and the other is fighting for basic equal rights that someone like Pratt gets just for existing as a straight, white man.

It's easy to ask "why you should care" when it's a struggle that doesn't seem to affect you in any way.  Let's see..... male in your 30s, living in Michigan, and fans of a set of bands that appeal almost exclusively to white, male, middle class people.

Yep, figured.  Your privilege isn't just showing, it's arterially splattering on everyone around you.


Yeah, Pratt is succeeding in life because he's a straight white male.  lol

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - Rocket Raccoon's Fake Laugh
Youtube EKmKhOPbeRk
 
2019-02-12 03:50:00 PM  

elvindeath: Shouldn't Ellen Page be focusing on tweeting apologies for all of her Twitter rage in response to Jussie Smollett's apparently completely fabricated "hate crime" attack ?

/ I want to live an world where no one Tweets, no one reads Tweets, and writing about "Tweets" no longer counts as "news".  Basically no Twitter.  Because it is absolutely horrible.


First things first: Quick! Change the subject!!

But on to my main point: This is all beneath me. So far beneath me, I dare not comment further.

2/10
 
2019-02-12 03:51:56 PM  
I'm just confused why everyone is talking about Hillside Church being anti-LGBT when the original articles about this "fight" I read said that he goes to Zoe Church.
 
2019-02-12 03:52:07 PM  
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2019-02-12 03:54:01 PM  
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Well, that escalated quickly.
 
2019-02-12 03:55:04 PM  

Khellendros: AsparagusFTW: Why should I care about 2 actors arguing on Twitter?

Because one is a hero to children and young adults all over the world, and has a great deal of influence through his movies, persona, and public statements, and the other is fighting for basic equal rights that someone like Pratt gets just for existing as a straight, white man.

It's easy to ask "why you should care" when it's a struggle that doesn't seem to affect you in any way.  Let's see..... male in your 30s, living in Michigan, and fans of a set of bands that appeal almost exclusively to white, male, middle class people.

Yep, figured.  Your privilege isn't just showing, it's arterially splattering on everyone around you.


They can harp all they want on Twitter. They are not ones to decide any form of legislation. Their arguments are only going to be used as click bait fodder. Then tomorrow we will have some new faux outrage of the day.
 
2019-02-12 03:55:19 PM  
First Aaron Sorkin telling the new wave of progressive democrats to sit down and let the grownups talk, now Chris Pratt doing a "#notAllHateChurchMembers", this has been a tough couple weeks for me.
 
2019-02-12 03:56:04 PM  

whatsupchuck: This is all well and good, but the very instant he gives this church a single penny is the moment where he begins to support their very un-Christ-like treatment of the LGBTQ community.


Rather like people who still donate to the Catholic church.
 
2019-02-12 03:56:49 PM  
Based on watching Pratt speak off the cuff here and there I always assumed Andy Dwyer was pretty much Pratt's actual IRL personality, just dumbed down  and exaggerated to make it funnier.  So if he said something stupid, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
2019-02-12 03:57:26 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Do she have a movie coming out?


Netflix show. Also most stuff from what I've read that she has said about Pratt's church are spot on.
 
2019-02-12 03:58:27 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: "I'm rich, straight and white, the church doesn't discriminate against me."


Probably even more important, he's a huge movie star who goes to church services at Our Lady of Starfarking. That church would support him no matter what he did.
 
2019-02-12 03:58:28 PM  
Despite what the Bible says about divorce, my church community was there for me every stop of the way, never judging, just gracefully accompanying me on my walk.

So... if you're going to start picking and choosing which parts to obey and which parts not to, then you're already acknowledging that it's getting shiat wrong. It was wrong on divorce, wrong on slavery, wrong on murdering people of other faiths, wrong about one thing after another - including divorce. And yet you still worship this faith built on bullshiat and lies? Oh sure, it got all this really obvious shiat horrendously, monstrously wrong.... but I should still follow its "wisdom" and pretend it has any moral authority whatsoever. Herp. Derp.

It's totally farking stupid.
 
2019-02-12 03:59:23 PM  
Interesting how the left has redefined disagreement to equal "hate" in certain circumstance.  I guess it is the only way for them to justify their authentic hate and their hate-filled actions against people they disagree with.
 
2019-02-12 04:00:50 PM  

elvindeath: Basically no Twitter.  Because it is absolutely horrible.


I was retweeted by Thomas Lennon (Lt John Dangle) and Ryan Reynolds. It's not all bad.

// also once had a brief back-and-forth with the voice of Archer's Krieger
// Amber Nash (Pam) chimed in, too
 
2019-02-12 04:01:22 PM  

LL316: Khellendros: AsparagusFTW: Why should I care about 2 actors arguing on Twitter?

Because one is a hero to children and young adults all over the world, and has a great deal of influence through his movies, persona, and public statements, and the other is fighting for basic equal rights that someone like Pratt gets just for existing as a straight, white man.

It's easy to ask "why you should care" when it's a struggle that doesn't seem to affect you in any way.  Let's see..... male in your 30s, living in Michigan, and fans of a set of bands that appeal almost exclusively to white, male, middle class people.

Yep, figured.  Your privilege isn't just showing, it's arterially splattering on everyone around you.

Yeah, Pratt is succeeding in life because he's a straight white male.  lol

[YouTube video: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - Rocket Raccoon's Fake Laugh]


It's not about "succeeding " *because* hes a straight white male but it is about how that means he won't have to face discrimination or hatred like a POC or LGBTQ, especially from his church.

/unless he speaks up for marginalized groups
 
2019-02-12 04:03:10 PM  

MilesTeg: Interesting how the left has redefined disagreement to equal "hate" in certain circumstance.  I guess it is the only way for them to justify their authentic hate and their hate-filled actions against people they disagree with.


So you think the gay people shouldn't exist is a valid opinion?
 
2019-02-12 04:04:19 PM  

weddingsinger: LL316: Khellendros: AsparagusFTW: Why should I care about 2 actors arguing on Twitter?

Because one is a hero to children and young adults all over the world, and has a great deal of influence through his movies, persona, and public statements, and the other is fighting for basic equal rights that someone like Pratt gets just for existing as a straight, white man.

It's easy to ask "why you should care" when it's a struggle that doesn't seem to affect you in any way.  Let's see..... male in your 30s, living in Michigan, and fans of a set of bands that appeal almost exclusively to white, male, middle class people.

Yep, figured.  Your privilege isn't just showing, it's arterially splattering on everyone around you.

Yeah, Pratt is succeeding in life because he's a straight white male.  lol

[YouTube video: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - Rocket Raccoon's Fake Laugh]

It's not about "succeeding " *because* hes a straight white male but it is about how that means he won't have to face discrimination or hatred like a POC or LGBTQ, especially from his church.

/unless he speaks up for marginalized groups


At this point, people who don't understand the concept of social privilege are either willfully ignorant or deeply, deeply stupid.
 
2019-02-12 04:04:49 PM  

MilesTeg: Interesting how the left has redefined disagreement to equal "hate" in certain circumstance.  I guess it is the only way for them to justify their authentic hate and their hate-filled actions against people they disagree with.


You sound very, very concerned.
 
2019-02-12 04:05:19 PM  

MilesTeg: Interesting how the left has redefined disagreement to equal "hate" in certain circumstance.


I know, right? It's not that I "hate you" by thinking you are a second-class citizen who should not, under any circumstances, enjoy the same basic human rights that I take for granted. I just "disagree" that you are worthy of such rights.

See? So much more civilized this way. I agree.
 
2019-02-12 04:06:15 PM  

MilesTeg: Interesting how the left has redefined disagreement to equal "hate" in certain circumstance.  I guess it is the only way for them to justify their authentic hate and their hate-filled actions against people they disagree with.


What hate-filled actions have LGBT people committed against you?
Agitating to take away your right to marry?
Passing legislation to reverse civil rights protections for straight Christians?
 
2019-02-12 04:07:26 PM  

DrShrimp: AsparagusFTW: Why should I care about 2 actors arguing on Twitter?

Well going by America's track record being actors mean they're both more than qualified to be President now.


Page still has 3 years before she qualifies.
 
2019-02-12 04:10:04 PM  
Wait until he stops being A-list we'll immediately get to see some James Woods f*ckery spewing out of his cakehole.
 
2019-02-12 04:11:24 PM  

LL316: Khellendros: AsparagusFTW: Why should I care about 2 actors arguing on Twitter?

Because one is a hero to children and young adults all over the world, and has a great deal of influence through his movies, persona, and public statements, and the other is fighting for basic equal rights that someone like Pratt gets just for existing as a straight, white man.

It's easy to ask "why you should care" when it's a struggle that doesn't seem to affect you in any way.  Let's see..... male in your 30s, living in Michigan, and fans of a set of bands that appeal almost exclusively to white, male, middle class people.

Yep, figured.  Your privilege isn't just showing, it's arterially splattering on everyone around you.

Yeah, Pratt is succeeding in life because he's a straight white male.  lol

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/EKmKhOPb​eRk]


you suck at reading comprehension.
 
2019-02-12 04:12:11 PM  

MilesTeg: Interesting how the left has redefined disagreement to equal "hate" in certain circumstance.  I guess it is the only way for them to justify their authentic hate and their hate-filled actions against people they disagree with.


Labeling it hate is giving the right the benefit of the doubt.

It's something of a compliment that we suspect active malice, rather than limitless stupidity.

But of course, you describe "not allowing bigoted assholes to discriminate" as "hate-filled actions" because in your twisted worldview, it is only out of hate for you that two people love each other without your approval.

Go shove a bicycle up your ass.
 
2019-02-12 04:17:17 PM  
Under what obligation is it that Chris Pratt attend a church which Ellen Page approves of?

Has there been a list that was compiled and can be picked up in the main office?  Do they need to schedule a meeting and go visit it together for her approval?  Is it necessary that they bring a third-party with them to act as a neutral witness?

Exactly what did Ellen Page expect to accomplish with this?  "Hey, your Christian Church is shiatty to LGBTQ folks!"  Well, no shiat...that's pretty much covered in the part that they're Christian but last I checked the more right-wing denominations don't get together to discuss doctrine and invite Burt Macklin along to make sure what they're doing is up to his standards.

And yes, I know not ALL Christian churches are anti-LGBTQ.  But did she think that calling him out was going to actually accomplish anything?
 
2019-02-12 04:19:03 PM  

AsparagusFTW: Why should I care about 2 actors arguing on Twitter?


ThEy ArEn'T ArGuInG oN TwIttEr!
 
2019-02-12 04:21:09 PM  

Dr Dreidel: elvindeath: Basically no Twitter.  Because it is absolutely horrible.

I was retweeted by Thomas Lennon (Dr Martin Crank) and Ryan Reynolds. It's not all bad.

// also once had a brief back-and-forth with the voice of Archer's Krieger
// Amber Nash (Pam) chimed in, too


Barry Lutz'd that for you.
 
2019-02-12 04:22:13 PM  

Bslim: Wait until he stops being A-list we'll immediately get to see some James Woods f*ckery spewing out of his cakehole.


I hope not.  I genuinely like him as an actor and have loved a good portion of the movies he's been in.

GotG are some of my all time favorite movies.

I just can't watch some actors any more after they've done stupid shiat.  Mel Gibson, for example.
 
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