Standing ovation greets Pastor Charles Worley, who made anti-gay statements

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    May 28, 2012 5:30 AM GMT
    http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/27/11908278-standing-ovation-greets-pastor-charles-worley-who-made-anti-gay-statements#comments
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    May 28, 2012 2:37 PM GMT
    I wouldn't have expected anything else. He and his congregation won't change their minds, but I do agree with the group that filed a lawsuit against him and the church with the IRS to have their tax exempt status revoked.
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    May 28, 2012 2:45 PM GMT
    ErikTaurean saidI wouldn't have expected anything else. He and his congregation won't change their minds, but I do agree with the group that file a lawsuit against him and the church with the IRS to have their tax exempt status revoked.



    I DO expect much more from him and his congregation. They violate the very core of their faith, a Law Christ ordered them to follow.

    ...to love one another as they love themselves which was to apply to everyone including non-christians and those they perceive as being less than themselves.

    Or put another way, to love one another as they would wish to be loved.

    ...they give me a sharp pang of sorrow and pity for them. They dirty christ's name and what he tried to say.

    They are also extremely dangerous.

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    May 28, 2012 2:50 PM GMT
    Very sad... and these people are christians...or profess to be...

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    May 28, 2012 2:56 PM GMT
    On a much brighter note, there were more than 2,000 protestors outside the church to welcome them. icon_smile.gif
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    May 28, 2012 3:02 PM GMT
    Why would this be a surprise? You get a group of inbred bigots together and they all do as they've been programmed to do and you fein surprise? Don't be silly. Just promise not to be surprised in 2-3 months when this "preacher" is found on his knees in some airport bathroom somewhere, ok?
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    May 28, 2012 3:03 PM GMT
    Tenebrism saidOn a much brighter note, there were more than 2,000 protestors outside the church to welcome them. icon_smile.gif



    Nothing like a warm welcome! icon_lol.gif
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    May 28, 2012 3:06 PM GMT
    Tenebrism saidOn a much brighter note, there were more than 2,000 protestors outside the church to welcome them. icon_smile.gif



    Hopefully the outcry from the public and the protests will cause them to lose their tax exempt status. That church doesn't deserve any help from our government.
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    May 28, 2012 3:13 PM GMT
    I think of Jesus reminding those around him that the heart of the law is mercy, and the greatest commandment is to love God above all others, and to love others as you love yourself...that the law is not dead stone but is alive in our hearts.

    These people have no idea what love is. They live by the letter and not the spirit. Their hearts are dead stone.

    Sick and sad.
  • tazzari

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    May 28, 2012 4:47 PM GMT
    Standing ovation greets Hitler, who made anti-Jewish statements.

    Standing ovation greets lynch judge, who made anti-Black statements.

    It's easier to hate than to take the trouble to learn. Plus is makes you feel better than "those" people. Whoever they are.
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    May 28, 2012 4:50 PM GMT
    I don't know why someone hasn't surrounded the church with an electrified fence during a packed Sunday sermon.

    "Surprise! We'll be dropping food in.......oh, every other day or so."
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    May 28, 2012 5:06 PM GMT
    Shameful. A black eye to those who follow Christ in spirit, in truth, and in His love.
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    May 28, 2012 5:06 PM GMT
    Removing their tax exempt status would be nice.

    Charging the preacher with making a terrorist death threat would be epic.
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    May 28, 2012 5:09 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidI don't know why someone hasn't surrounded the church with an electrified fence during a packed Sunday sermon.

    "Surprise! We'll be dropping food in.......oh, every other day or so."


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    May 28, 2012 5:12 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidI don't know why someone hasn't surrounded the church with an electrified fence during a packed Sunday sermon.

    "Surprise! We'll be dropping food in.......oh, every other day or so."



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    May 28, 2012 5:13 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidRemoving their tax exempt status would be nice.

    Charging the preacher with making a terrorist death threat would be epic.


    The first one could only be actionable if that church were a 501(c)(3) organized church making direct contributions to a political campaign and/or engaging in fundraising for the same.

    The second one could become actionable if his speech incites someone to a direct action against LGBT persons, but I think our hate crimes speech crimes are very loosely typed here in the many states, as well as federal law, as compared to other western nations.
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    May 28, 2012 5:14 PM GMT
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    paulflexes saidRemoving their tax exempt status would be nice.

    Charging the preacher with making a terrorist death threat would be epic.


    The first one could only be actionable if that church were a 501(c)(3) organized church making direct contributions to a political campaign and/or engaging in fundraising for the same.

    The second one could become actionable if his speech incites someone to a direct action against LGBT persons, but I think our hate crimes speech crimes are very loosely typed here in the many states, as well as federal law, as compared to other western nations.
    It would still be epic.
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    May 28, 2012 7:50 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Tenebrism saidOn a much brighter note, there were more than 2,000 protestors outside the church to welcome them. icon_smile.gif



    Hopefully the outcry from the public and the protests will cause them to lose their tax exempt status. That church doesn't deserve any help from our government.


    It would be even better...and make a dramatic and purposeful statement if the Republicans would condemn this type of talk and rhetoric.

    Then again, The Far Right Republican Hate Machine is fuel for the church's fury, right???
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    May 28, 2012 8:00 PM GMT
    This is the same type of BS that happened in the churches I grew up in and still happens in churches all across the bible belt. This is not unique, it is just more publicized. Sad to know that nothing has changed since I stopped going to church.