poor Jars of Clay. Christian group's lead singer dares question marriage inequality, gets just what you'd expect...

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    Apr 25, 2014 11:24 PM GMT
    Dan Haseltine (Jars of Clay), via TwitterNot meaning to stir things up BUT... Is there a non-speculative or non "slippery slope" reason why gays shouldn't marry? I don't hear one.


    Homophobes Respond, in Unison: "Oh No You Di'Nt!"

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/04/24/1294387/-Christian-band-Jars-of-Clay-front-man-tweets-support-for-marriage-equality-backlash-ensues

    For the uninitiated on "Contemporary" Christian music:

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/04/24/1294387/-Christian-band-Jars-of-Clay-front-man-tweets-support-for-marriage-equality-backlash-ensues

    http://www.metroweekly.com/soundwaves/2014/04/dan-haseltine-front-man-of-christian-band-jars-of-clay-takes-to-twitter-to-support-gay-marriage.html

    Metro WeeklyJars of Clay, a band formed in Tennessee in the ‘90s, are one of the most popular and acclaimed Contemporary Christian bands of the last two decades. Their self-titled debut album, released in 1995, was a major success, and not only on Christian radio. Their single “Flood” received heavy crossover airplay and reached #12 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart and #37 on the Hot 100 pop chart. The album has achieved double-platinum sales in the U.S. Since then, the band’s success has mostly been with Christian radio, but they have continued to release successful albums (the most recent being Inland in August, 2013). Jars of Clay has scored an impressive 20 Top 10 singles on the Contemporary Christian singles chart over the years, and they continue to enjoy a sizable fanbase.
  • jo2hotbod

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    Apr 25, 2014 11:40 PM GMT
    Good for Dan
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    Apr 25, 2014 11:41 PM GMT
    Often in comments below news stories on marriage equality, you'll find that "Christians" can be very vicious to other Christians who post comments like, "I'm a Christian and I support their right to marry."
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    Apr 26, 2014 12:20 AM GMT
    Love some of his follow up tweets:

    Just curious what "condoning a persons homosexuality" does. Does it change you? Does it hurt someone? What is behind the conviction?

    No empathy in so many of the comments I've received. What if it was your son? Your daughter? Would that change the tone of the convo?

    Nice to see someone from the 'inside' stirring up there own pot. Of course one of the responses was from some conservative Christian right guy that never answers the question but instead simply tears down Haseltine and then talks about everything on TV that is offensive except 'gay' marriage.
  • HottJoe

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    Apr 27, 2014 2:27 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidOften in comments below news stories on marriage equality, you'll find that "Christians" can be very vicious to other Christians who post comments like, "I'm a Christian and I support their right to marry."

    Well, the vicious ones are last holdouts. How can they understand their own religion if they're busy trying to break up peoples' marriages? Just because someone calls themselves a Christian doesn't mean they are capable of love. You can't teach a wingless bird how to fly.
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    Apr 27, 2014 2:53 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    Iceblink saidOften in comments below news stories on marriage equality, you'll find that "Christians" can be very vicious to other Christians who post comments like, "I'm a Christian and I support their right to marry."

    Well, the vicious ones are last holdouts. How can they understand their own religion if they're busy trying to break up peoples' marriages? Just because someone calls themselves a Christian doesn't mean they are capable of love. You can't teach a wingless bird how to fly.


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