Why two black D.C. pastors support gay marriage

  • metta

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    Dec 21, 2009 3:26 AM GMT
    Why two black D.C. pastors support gay marriage


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/18/AR2009121802049.html
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    Dec 21, 2009 4:08 AM GMT
    That was good. The member that took them to court to recoup the tithes she had made to the baptist church is one of those Christians that really needs to read what it means to be Christian. All of that hate and anger is ridiculous.
  • rlmcbc

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    Dec 21, 2009 3:04 PM GMT
    thanks for posting this. this is the answer to those who think the African American church and African Americans are all anti-gay and anti-gay marriage. required reading for many on this website I would think
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    Dec 21, 2009 3:20 PM GMT
    I like what is said here:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/18/AR2009121802049_2.htmlThe conservative strand of black religion is evident in what Harvard professor Peter Gomes calls "bibliolatry" -- the practice of worshiping the Bible rather than worshiping God. It is also found in a "literal" interpretation of the Bible that focuses more on the letter of the text than on its spirit, and concentrates on passages about domination, oppression, hierarchy, elitism and exclusion rather than on the major themes of love, justice, freedom, equality and inclusion that run throughout the Bible.

    Even though I don't really think it has anything to do with black vs. white, but some Christians in general .. that is how a lot of conservative religions see the BIBLE.
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    Dec 21, 2009 3:30 PM GMT
    Thanks Metta for that post!
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    Dec 21, 2009 3:34 PM GMT
    rlmcbc saidthanks for posting this. this is the answer to those who think the African American church and African Americans are all anti-gay and anti-gay marriage. required reading for many on this website I would think


    And give up on our pre-conceptions icon_exclaim.gif

    It's not going to happen icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 21, 2009 3:37 PM GMT
    BTW here was an NPR story that mentioned Rev. Dennis W. Wiley and the Rev. Christine Y. Wiley this summer:
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=106162356
    and another:
    Groups Of Black Clergy Rally To Support Gay MarriageMore than 100 clergy — mostly African-American — from throughout the Washington, D.C., region, rallied this week in support of same-sex marriage.