Pastor to be fired for officiating son’s gay marriage

  • metta

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    Nov 11, 2013 6:38 PM GMT
    Pastor to be fired for officiating son’s gay marriage

    Loving dad's trial could be dropped if he promises to never perform another same-sex marriage, but he says the love he has for his son is stronger than the love he has for the Church

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    http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/pastor-be-fired-officiating-son%E2%80%99s-gay-marriage111113


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    Nov 11, 2013 11:28 PM GMT
    This guy is just great. haha
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    Nov 11, 2013 11:51 PM GMT
    It's the Methodist church. One of their 'rules' was you couldn't even have wine at Communion. They used Welch's grape juice. But their parishioners and clergy drank booze at the parsonage and in their private homes. The Methodist church has been losing members and closing churches for a long time. Enlightened Methodist preachers often move up to the Episcopal church where gay people are welcome and loved. (We also don't shy away from booze). I hope this preacher and his son decide to move up to a better, thinking person's faith. Who needs Methodism?
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    Nov 12, 2013 12:40 AM GMT
    It's surprising that the pastor has to make such a choice. I thought that the Methodist Church had become more accepting. At least he has the support of many other Methodist pastors.

    I'm glad that I'm a member of the Episcopal Church. In addition to accepting gay men and women fully, we even encourage people to think.
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    Nov 12, 2013 1:30 AM GMT
    Article: The 51-year-old, who does not deny presiding over the wedding, said his love for his son and God’s command to love everyone trumped over supposed church doctrine.
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    Genesis: Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!”

    “Here I am,” he replied.

    “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him.
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    Nov 12, 2013 2:42 AM GMT
    He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. Matthew 10:37

    It's in the book his church supposedly follows. What did he expect?
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    Nov 12, 2013 5:54 AM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidHe that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. Matthew 10:37

    It's in the book his church supposedly follows. What did he expect?


    Well.. he night have expected that reasoning Christians would understand that god would already know WHY they loved their sibling or parent more than what they perceived as god, as god has apparently made god obscure, in arcane writings subject to horrendous interpretation.

    OR...god is separate from the ideologies and writings of those who sought to encompass god and put god in a bottle. Or a book. *eye twinkle*
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    Nov 12, 2013 6:51 AM GMT
    thats truly heart warming
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    Nov 12, 2013 8:47 AM GMT
    meninlove said
    UndercoverMan saidHe that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. Matthew 10:37

    It's in the book his church supposedly follows. What did he expect?


    Well.. he night have expected that reasoning Christians would understand that god would already know WHY they loved their sibling or parent more than what they perceived as god, as god has apparently made god obscure, in arcane writings subject to horrendous interpretation.

    OR...god is separate from the ideologies and writings of those who sought to encompass god and put god in a bottle. Or a book. *eye twinkle*


    What makes you think your concept of god is anymore correct than anyone else's, whether they lived yesterday or over two thousand years ago? Or that your concept of god is any less confined in a bottle of your own devising? icon_wink.gificon_wink.gif