Pastor whose congregation dwindled after gay-marriage vote to close St. Paul church

  • metta

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    Jun 30, 2012 7:29 AM GMT


    Pastor whose congregation dwindled after gay-marriage vote to close St. Paul church

    http://www.twincities.com/stpaul/ci_20975779/pastor-whose-congregation-dwindled-after-supporting-gay-marriage
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    Jun 30, 2012 4:47 PM GMT
    good . . . now maybe he will seek honest employment for once in his sorry life
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    Jun 30, 2012 6:48 PM GMT
    noren saidgood . . . now maybe he will seek honest employment for once in his sorry life


    Why would you say something like that? What is he doing wrong besides being a Christian? He voted FOR gay marriage, so he's using his pulpit for equality.
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    Jun 30, 2012 6:59 PM GMT
    noren saidgood . . . now maybe he will seek honest employment for once in his sorry life


    Clearly didn't read the article - I assumed the same when I saw the thread title. Hope things improve for him.
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    Jun 30, 2012 7:02 PM GMT
    noren saidgood . . . now maybe he will seek honest employment for once in his sorry life


    Please read:

    "Grace Community United Church of Christ will close its doors this weekend, but the pastor who says his decision to publicly support gay-marriage rights unwittingly thrust it on a path toward financial ruin plans to find a new home for his small congregation."
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    Jun 30, 2012 7:06 PM GMT
    There are worse things than being alone, and sometimes when a community turns its back on you, it's because you're doing precisely the right thing.
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    Jun 30, 2012 7:14 PM GMT
    he should move to France
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    Jun 30, 2012 7:46 PM GMT
    Why are the gay friendly christian churches closing up while the racist and homophobic fundamentalist churches remain openicon_question.gif
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    Jun 30, 2012 8:52 PM GMT
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    noren saidgood . . . now maybe he will seek honest employment for once in his sorry life


    Why would you say something like that? What is he doing wrong besides being a Christian? He voted FOR gay marriage, so he's using his pulpit for equality.


    It's funny when it suits people, they will overlook church and state mixing; something the left here at RJ have been very vocal on; church and state mixing.
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    Jun 30, 2012 10:56 PM GMT
    Is there a way to make a donation? We should start a program to build a church on the foundations of tolerance and equality, I'm sure thousands of people will donate for the cause.
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    Jun 30, 2012 11:09 PM GMT
    charlitos saidIs there a way to make a donation? We should start a program to build a church on the foundations of tolerance and equality, I'm sure thousands of people will donate for the cause.



    They already tried a fundraising campaign on the internet and only raised $56,000 of the $200,000 goal.