Texas Baptist Pastor Defends Obama's Gay Marriage Position, Suggests Anti-Gays "Take A Chill Pill"

  • metta

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    Jun 08, 2012 8:14 PM GMT
    Texas Baptist Pastor Defends Obama's Gay Marriage Position, Suggests Anti-Gays "Take A Chill Pill"





    http://www.autostraddle.com/video-texas-baptist-pastor-preaches-in-support-of-obamas-gay-marriage-position-139614/
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    Jun 08, 2012 8:16 PM GMT

    Friendship-West Baptist Church
    Church & Conference Center
    2020 W. Wheatland Road
    Dallas, Texas 75232
    972-228-5200 Church
    972-228-5201 Fax
    info@friendshipwest.org

    http://www.friendshipwest.org/pastor.html
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    Jun 08, 2012 9:53 PM GMT
    WOW! That man has it goin ON!
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    Jun 09, 2012 4:34 PM GMT
    Way to go! My first reaction was, "No good deed goes unpunished, so let's see if he's still there in a month." However, it's an NBC Baptist denomination (it's up to local churches to espouse what they want on homosexuality, no top-down edicts), so he's got a good shot. Plus, apparently his church members should be pretty familiar with his stance by now:

    http://www.religionnewsblog.com/15854/black-baptists-eschew-prosperity-preaching

    Friday September 8, 2006
    Black Baptists eschew ‘prosperity preaching’


    Thirty-five thousand Baptists are visiting Dallas this week. They represent the nation’s largest African-American organization, the National Baptist Convention.

    But while reviving their spirits, they are also taking on the thorny issue of preachers who claim that God wants His followers to be rich. It’s called “prosperity preaching,” but is it something Jesus would do?

    New York televangelist Creflo Dollar is famous for his fleet of luxury Rolls Royce automobiles.

    “When you understand what you have a right to, you won’t tolerate being broke, in debt, living in shortage,” Dollar recently told his TV audience.

    It’s a philosophy that doesn’t ring true for Senior Pastor Frederick Haynes of Friendship West Baptist Church in Dallas.

    “Black communities are suffering, while this prosperity-pimping gospel is emotionally charging people who are watching their communities just literally dissolve,” Dr. Haynes said.

    When Haynes’ congregation built a large new facility, members turned the old location into an inner-city elementary school. They also “adopted” Carter High School, the public school across the street.

    Haynes’ church has held summits, challenging black men to help black teens.

    Haynes believes that’s what Jesus would do. “He spent most of his time hanging out with those who were forgotten, hungry, homeless,” Haynes said.

    So rather than preaching about riches, the National Baptist Convention is also turning to people even it has shunned in the past people living with AIDS.

    “Pastors will be urged to take the HIV test themselves, and urging members to do so as well, so the scourge of that epidemic is not a thing that can spread undetected,” said Dr. William Shaw, National Baptist Convention president.

    Taking on the AIDS issue is seen as the exact opposite of “prosperity preaching” instead of worrying about what God will do for them, they are focusing on what they can do for others.
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    Jun 09, 2012 4:46 PM GMT
    metta8 saidTexas Baptist Pastor Defends Obama's Gay Marriage Position, Suggests Anti-Gays "Take A Chill Pill"





    http://www.autostraddle.com/video-texas-baptist-pastor-preaches-in-support-of-obamas-gay-marriage-position-139614/


    "Texas Baptist Pastor defends Gay Marriage"

    I never thought I would ever see that word combination.
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    Jun 09, 2012 5:03 PM GMT
    ooo Father brought it HOME that Sunday. I'd go to this church knowing we are on the same level
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    Jun 09, 2012 5:05 PM GMT
    There is a god. icon_eek.gif
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    Jun 09, 2012 8:11 PM GMT
    The single most intelligent sermon I've ever heard from a Baptist preacher in my entire life, and on the short list of excellent sermons I've ever heard period from any minister or priest.
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    Jun 09, 2012 8:25 PM GMT
    Sulla saidThe single most intelligent sermon I've ever heard from a Baptist preacher in my entire life, and on the short list of excellent sermons I've ever heard period from any minister or priest.
    I agree with you strongly!
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    Jun 09, 2012 10:08 PM GMT
    Very impressive.
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    Jun 09, 2012 10:28 PM GMT
    Wow! That was inspiring. Why couldn't anyone preach that when I was a youth. I needed that message way back when.
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    Jun 09, 2012 10:44 PM GMT
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    bravo! very well said. bless this flawless human being ♥
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    Jun 09, 2012 10:47 PM GMT
    Now this guy knows what he's talking about
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    Jun 09, 2012 11:01 PM GMT
    I was reading this laughing and crying. You could see the confusion on the faces of those people at that church. It is something worth admiring. Knowing that there could be great repercussion for what he has just did and still went ahead and did it was single most inspiration thing a pastor could ever have done for his people.
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    Jun 09, 2012 11:04 PM GMT
    One being a Bona Fide homosexual and in a 20+ year relationship, it would be preposterous to suggest one is Anti gay or even self loathing. But..........even as a Bona Fide Homosexual, who is in a 20+ year relationship. I for one do not support the terming of "gay marriage", after all it's no longer just marriage, it's become something else, and I can tell you I will never be apart of a gay wedding, but a union of two men, for sure.

    So since gay marriage has already started to move away from just marriage, why not make a full transition and make Civil Unions our own, and all inclusive too, and leave marriage to the straights and bis. then it will be time to ove on.
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    Jun 10, 2012 12:36 AM GMT
    Why is it that all your American pastors talk and sound like Snake Oil salesmen from all those old Hollywood Westerns?

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    Jun 10, 2012 12:41 AM GMT
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    bravo! very well said. bless this flawless human being ♥




    Thank you, thank you all, I thank you........
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    Jun 10, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
    tru_blu_auzzie saidOne being a Bona Fide homosexual and in a 20+ year relationship, it would be preposterous to suggest one is Anti gay or even self loathing. But..........even as a Bona Fide Homosexual, who is in a 20+ year relationship. I for one do not support the terming of "gay marriage", after all it's no longer just marriage, it's become something else, and I can tell you I will never be apart of a gay wedding, but a union of two men, for sure.

    So since gay marriage has already started to move away from just marriage, why not make a full transition and make Civil Unions our own, and all inclusive too, and leave marriage to the straights and bis. then it will be time to ove on.
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    Jun 15, 2012 11:08 PM GMT
    northoz saidWhy is it that all your American pastors talk and sound like Snake Oil salesmen from all those old Hollywood Westerns?

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    lol. some of them do, but I only have encountered a few that truly sound that way. They do seem to attract more attention though.

    I have noticed as well, living in hurrican country, that when we have a hurricane, the news outlets never interview everyday people. They manage to find the people who are missing teeth with a strong southern twang.

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    Jun 15, 2012 11:25 PM GMT
    TropicalMark saidWOW! That man has it goin ON!
    Praise tha LAWD! Hallelujah!
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    Jun 15, 2012 11:35 PM GMT
    That was just amazing, Im appalled
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    Jun 15, 2012 11:50 PM GMT
    Oh please take your blinkers off. Obama has not evolved on gay issues, in support of gay marriage. he just wants your votes and once agin found a way to get them, and not have to act on his words, as his left the Topic of gay marriage in the hands of the States; knowing most don't want it.
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    Jun 15, 2012 11:52 PM GMT
    tru_blu_auzzie saidOh please take your blinkers off. Obama has not evolved on gay issues, in support of gay marriage. he just wants your votes and once agin found a way to get them, and not have to act on his words, as his left the Topic of gay marriage in the hands of the States; knowing most don't want it.
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    Jun 16, 2012 12:00 AM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    tru_blu_auzzie saidOh please take your blinkers off. Obama has not evolved on gay issues, in support of gay marriage. he just wants your votes and once agin found a way to get them, and not have to act on his words, as his left the Topic of gay marriage in the hands of the States; knowing most don't want it.
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    Photoshop pwns magic markers.

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