"...and the church kept burning down!"

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    Jul 14, 2011 4:02 AM GMT
    Thought you guys might find this anecdote amusing (at least I did, though I guess it could also be offensive).

    I met a young evangelical couple last night in Bernardsville, NJ, a tiny, conservative town. I told them I was staying at the parish house of the local Episcopal Church. The wife then said "oh, that's the church that has burned down like three times!"

    Earlier that day, the rector of the church (a nice, straight, married, probably conservative--though we didn't talk politics--man) did tell me that they had suffered a fire a few years back. But he only mentioned one.

    I told this to the friendly evangelical girl (who had no idea I'm gay), and she said "oh, well, they won't tell you the whole story. It turns out the pastor they used to have there was a... (lowers voice)... homosexual!" I said, simply "Ohh..." and then she added "Yeah... a homosexual... and the church kept burning... isn't that creepy?"
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    Jul 14, 2011 5:11 AM GMT
    Haha too funny. I have been a homosexual my entire life and my former church never burnt down.
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    Jul 14, 2011 5:40 AM GMT
    *insert joke about flaming gays.
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    Jul 14, 2011 1:11 PM GMT
    BlackLabSD saidHaha too funny. I have been a homosexual my entire life and my former church never burnt down.
    Same here. I've never set any churches on fire.
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    Jul 14, 2011 1:52 PM GMT
    So, did she set them? :-)
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    Jul 14, 2011 2:08 PM GMT
    dayumm saidSo, did she set them? :-)
    hahahah... maybe!
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    Jul 14, 2011 2:10 PM GMT
    That's really funny!!
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    Jul 14, 2011 2:48 PM GMT
    I'm an Episcopalian and I live in the area. The first two fires were in the 1950s. The most recent one was in 2004. I love how rumors get started.
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    Jul 14, 2011 2:59 PM GMT
    Hope you've moved on to safer ground Funny to hear that coming from an Episcopal Church. I'm sure njmeanwhile is spot on with the 'rumors' comment.
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    Jul 14, 2011 3:00 PM GMT
    I would have slapped her in the face and tell her to watch who she says bigoted shit too
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    Jul 14, 2011 3:05 PM GMT
    Maybe it's too close to the bush. icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 14, 2011 3:15 PM GMT
    19c79 saidThought you guys might find this anecdote amusing (at least I did, though I guess it could also be offensive).

    I met a young evangelical couple last night in Bernardsville, NJ, a tiny, conservative town. I told them I was staying at the parish house of the local Episcopal Church. The wife then said "oh, that's the church that has burned down like three times!"

    Earlier that day, the rector of the church (a nice, straight, married, probably conservative--though we didn't talk politics--man) did tell me that they had suffered a fire a few years back. But he only mentioned one.

    I told this to the friendly evangelical girl (who had no idea I'm gay), and she said "oh, well, they won't tell you the whole story. It turns out the pastor they used to have there was a... (lowers voice)... homosexual!" I said, simply "Ohh..." and then she added "Yeah... a homosexual... and the church kept burning... isn't that creepy?"



    The only thing creepy about that story is this girl's mental process.
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    Jul 14, 2011 5:13 PM GMT
    njmeanwhile saidI'm an Episcopalian and I live in the area. The first two fires were in the 1950s. The most recent one was in 2004. I love how rumors get started.
    Her husband went to Jerry Falwell's university (the one in Virginia). That kind of explains things, doesn't it? icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 14, 2011 5:21 PM GMT
    19c79 saidThought you guys might find this anecdote amusing (at least I did, though I guess it could also be offensive).

    I met a young evangelical couple last night in Bernardsville, NJ, a tiny, conservative town. I told them I was staying at the parish house of the local Episcopal Church. The wife then said "oh, that's the church that has burned down like three times!"

    Earlier that day, the rector of the church (a nice, straight, married, probably conservative--though we didn't talk politics--man) did tell me that they had suffered a fire a few years back. But he only mentioned one.

    I told this to the friendly evangelical girl (who had no idea I'm gay), and she said "oh, well, they won't tell you the whole story. It turns out the pastor they used to have there was a... (lowers voice)... homosexual!" I said, simply "Ohh..." and then she added "Yeah... a homosexual... and the church kept burning... isn't that creepy?"
    Welcome to your first taste of the Deep South...and you haven't even crossed the Mason Dixon yet. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 14, 2011 6:03 PM GMT
    theantijock saidHave you been checking their local news for any new fires since your stay there?
    hahah! I wonder what she'd do if she knew she had a (shh...) ho-mo-sexual over for dinner.
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    Jul 14, 2011 6:38 PM GMT
    I'm seeing this as a sign from God, the burning bush just kept burning but wasn't consumed. The church just kept burning.