Open your minds

I read with great interest the letter from Pastor Morris A. Curry Jr. commenting on the Rev. Full Story
gun metal blue

Vallejo, CA

#1 Aug 20, 2010
love the new wave of reconciling everything to make something liberals can use to argus with. so when is the book coming out reconcling good and evil where robbing and killing is exceptable?
Life Long Conservative

Oakland, CA

#2 Aug 20, 2010
It is the duty of organized religions to welcome all sinners into their congregations trying to change their behavior.It is not for the church to adapt and change to meet the needs of the sinner but for the sinner to adapt and change to meet the needs and teachings of God. We see what I call WATERED DOWN RELIGION springing up every day in new Liberal Churches where there is no sin and we should all just love each other. These churches are becoming more and more political and God is being left out of the equation. I never heard Billy Graham speak of politics in his sermons. We must look to God for our salvation, not the government as Progressive Liberal would have us do.
subwarrior

San Francisco, CA

#3 Aug 20, 2010
What a bunch of nonsense. There is a reason, Ms. Rzomp, why 12 people showed up to this joke of a meeting. Because people know a lie when they see one. Let me get this, you think Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed with fire and brimstone for....inhospitality!!!??? Hmmm.... well if that is the case why wasn't the city in Judges destroyed with Fire and Brimstone. When a man went through with his fiance, they raped her! Sound's pretty inhospitable to me. Why wasn't Jerusalem hit with Fire and Brimstone? Didn't they crucify God's own son? Sounds pretty inhospitable to me. No, Ms. Rzomp, they were not because they were not homosexual!! Capisce! It was truly written, "Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled." Why don't you quit trying to change what the Bible means, and start trying to change yourself.
Bob

Prather, CA

#4 Aug 20, 2010
And God created Adam and James!
subwarrior

San Francisco, CA

#5 Aug 20, 2010
I'm guessing, Ms. Rzomp, you are not familiar with your Bible, if you were you would not dare call wolves in sheeps clothing a reverend.
Jus Jim

West End, NC

#6 Aug 20, 2010
Sorry, it's still Adam & Eve, not Adam & Steve. Love the sinner, NOT THE SIN.
prior2

Grand Prairie, TX

#7 Aug 20, 2010
My minds always been open, its my eyes that i have to control now. I can't beleive what i see sometimes..what others call a right looking so wrong.My ears wavering a bit too. Was in SF this week for business and all i here is the gay agenda, prop 8, 14th amendment and "our rights". Well i see our seniors eating dog food, youth running wild with little supervision, taxes killing businesses, Congressional corruption, massive debt interest ($540 million a day going overseas), our mentally challenged underserved, crime on the rise and dozens of issues more issues more important than one's sexual prefference being recognized.
Anonymous

Vallejo, CA

#8 Aug 20, 2010
Read this somewhere else today and thought it was perfect:

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.

And to prior2, some of the most generous people--people who help seniors so they don't have to eat dog food, people who mentor youth so that they don't run wild, people who care for the mentally challenged underserved, are Lesbian and Gay people. Marriage rights don't have to trump philanthropy. You might want to talk to those Mormons and Fundamentalists who dump gazillons of dollars into the fight for Prop H8.
ERz

Belmont, CA

#9 Aug 21, 2010
prior2 wrote:
My minds always been open, its my eyes that i have to control now. I can't beleive what i see sometimes..what others call a right looking so wrong.My ears wavering a bit too. Was in SF this week for business and all i here is the gay agenda, prop 8, 14th amendment and "our rights". Well i see our seniors eating dog food, youth running wild with little supervision, taxes killing businesses, Congressional corruption, massive debt interest ($540 million a day going overseas), our mentally challenged underserved, crime on the rise and dozens of issues more issues more important than one's sexual prefference being recognized.
Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me.
ERz

Belmont, CA

#10 Aug 21, 2010
subwarrior wrote:
I'm guessing, Ms. Rzomp, you are not familiar with your Bible, if you were you would not dare call wolves in sheeps clothing a reverend.
I will always address Pastor Curry with the appropriate title of Reverend.
subwarrior

Suisun City, CA

#11 Aug 21, 2010
ERz wrote:
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I will always address Pastor Curry with the appropriate title of Reverend.
As well you should
subwarrior

Suisun City, CA

#12 Aug 21, 2010
Anonymous wrote:
Read this somewhere else today and thought it was perfect:
Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.
And to prior2, some of the most generous people--people who help seniors so they don't have to eat dog food, people who mentor youth so that they don't run wild, people who care for the mentally challenged underserved, are Lesbian and Gay people. Marriage rights don't have to trump philanthropy. You might want to talk to those Mormons and Fundamentalists who dump gazillons of dollars into the fight for Prop H8.
No one gives two hoots in Hades about this generosity of homosexuals. We are all born with the urge to be generous. It is essentially selfish. We feel good when we help others. We also feel appreciated, and to many, to feel appreciated is a greater drive than the feeling of sex. James said if you err in one point of the law you are guilty of the whole law. I hear Al Capone had some generosity to him as well. Did that excuse his murders? JFK was a notorious womanizer. Does his efforts to unite people erase that fact before God? I know, I know. Judge not, that ye be not judged. Kindly See the earlier post for the correct exegesis of this badly mauled scripture.

I have some wonderful friends who unfortunately chose homosexuality. They are beautiful in their own right, and are certainly not horrid, filthy people, but their choice detracts from their beauty. Tell me you wouldn't correct a friend when you saw them making a terrible mistake. If you say you wouldn't I call you a horrible, pathetic, coward of a friend. I want my friends to tell me when I do something God hates, not pat me on the back and enable me like Amnon's friend. The Italians have a saying that "Only a friend will tell you when you have mud on your face". The Apostle Paul said God chastens (corrects) us as a Father corrects his child he loves. The correction may seem hard and grievous, but if endured, will yield the peacable fruits of righteousness. Remember when David committed adultery with Bathsheba? Do you remember that God killed Bathsheba's son at birth? Do you remember that God then allowed incest to come up in David's house, and then allowed Absalom to rise up against his Father, and to go into his Father's wives in the sight of all Israel (he spread a tent on the highest hill)? Do you remember that David nearly lost his throne and his life for this sin? And you want us all to look at sin how????
mixmaster

Alameda, CA

#13 Aug 22, 2010
Not surprised at all that "Rev." Curry didn't show up. The Christian right has developed a very profitable gay-bashing industry over the last 30 years and there is no doubt that tax-exempt snake oil salesmen like him don't want to stop the gravy train. As we saw with Prop 8, stoking the hatred of the flock is very lucrative ... too bad the money went to political special interest groups and consulting firms instead of to help the poor and needy who are suffering greatly right now. Kind of tells you where their priorities lie, doesn't it?
subwarrior

Fairfield, CA

#14 Aug 22, 2010
I don't know who would be daft enought to believe your mised upt logic, Mixmaster. Everytime you commit the act you bash yourself, no one else can bash you. The way you feel is the mirror effect, hating yourself, you suddenly imagine others hate you as well.

Also, you're lying again. That pathetic excuse for a pastor in SF preaches homosexuality is normal and he rakes in the money. Homosexuals are typically very wealthy. Not spending their money on children that's for sure. How do you explain as well, Mixmaster, that Mr. Barney Frank, is the ringleader of our nation's broke financial system? And oh yeah, he's a homosexual chooser.
mixmaster

Alameda, CA

#15 Aug 22, 2010
subwarrior wrote:
I don't know who would be daft enought to believe your mised upt logic, Mixmaster. Everytime you commit the act you bash yourself, no one else can bash you. The way you feel is the mirror effect, hating yourself, you suddenly imagine others hate you as well.
Also, you're lying again. That pathetic excuse for a pastor in SF preaches homosexuality is normal and he rakes in the money. Homosexuals are typically very wealthy. Not spending their money on children that's for sure. How do you explain as well, Mixmaster, that Mr. Barney Frank, is the ringleader of our nation's broke financial system? And oh yeah, he's a homosexual chooser.
Sorry, cupcake ... don't throw a hissy fit at me just because you don't like the very un-PC truth about the greed and mixed-up priorities behind the professional gay bashing from the "Rev." and other right-wing misery pi mps masquerading as preachers for tax-exempt status.

Blaming Barney Frank for 30 years of failed conservative voodoo economics ... you really should spend a little less time snake handling and huffing on the conservative crack radio pipe, cupcake ... the lethal combo of the two appear to be rotting your pea brain at an alarming rate!
Invest in Vallejo

Vallejo, CA

#16 Aug 27, 2010
What the bible does say, is "Judge not least you be judged". Now I'm not judging, but I am wondering how righteous christians are going to explain themselves to God.

To begin with, the Bible was not written in Modern language, which begs the question of the translations.
Dr Joseph Adam Pearson

Herscher, IL

#17 Aug 29, 2010
Erika, thanks for your well-written rebuttal. If readers write to me at drjpearson@aol.com , I will also provide them with a link to my seven part audio series on the topic (one hour per part). These are free, too!
Invest in Vallejo

Vallejo, CA

#18 Aug 30, 2010
subwarrior wrote:
I don't know who would be daft enought to believe your mised upt logic, Mixmaster. Everytime you commit the act you bash yourself, no one else can bash you. The way you feel is the mirror effect, hating yourself, you suddenly imagine others hate you as well.
Also, you're lying again. That pathetic excuse for a pastor in SF preaches homosexuality is normal and he rakes in the money. Homosexuals are typically very wealthy. Not spending their money on children that's for sure. How do you explain as well, Mixmaster, that Mr. Barney Frank, is the ringleader of our nation's broke financial system? And oh yeah, he's a homosexual chooser.
Jeepers you'll twist every conservation into demo/liberal bashing to say something weird. You're such a zealot hater... So here's one... mashed potatoes... go....
Lady Atlas

Reno, NV

#19 Aug 31, 2010
subwarrior wrote:
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No one gives two hoots in Hades about this generosity of homosexuals. We are all born with the urge to be generous. It is essentially selfish. We feel good when we help others. We also feel appreciated, and to many, to feel appreciated is a greater drive than the feeling of sex. James said if you err in one point of the law you are guilty of the whole law. I hear Al Capone had some generosity to him as well. Did that excuse his murders? JFK was a notorious womanizer. Does his efforts to unite people erase that fact before God? I know, I know. Judge not, that ye be not judged. Kindly See the earlier post for the correct exegesis of this badly mauled scripture.
I have some wonderful friends who unfortunately chose homosexuality. They are beautiful in their own right, and are certainly not horrid, filthy people, but their choice detracts from their beauty. Tell me you wouldn't correct a friend when you saw them making a terrible mistake. If you say you wouldn't I call you a horrible, pathetic, coward of a friend. I want my friends to tell me when I do something God hates, not pat me on the back and enable me like Amnon's friend. The Italians have a saying that "Only a friend will tell you when you have mud on your face". The Apostle Paul said God chastens (corrects) us as a Father corrects his child he loves. The correction may seem hard and grievous, but if endured, will yield the peacable fruits of righteousness. Remember when David committed adultery with Bathsheba? Do you remember that God killed Bathsheba's son at birth? Do you remember that God then allowed incest to come up in David's house, and then allowed Absalom to rise up against his Father, and to go into his Father's wives in the sight of all Israel (he spread a tent on the highest hill)? Do you remember that David nearly lost his throne and his life for this sin? And you want us all to look at sin how????
Yick.
People like you are what turns me away from ANY and ALL religion and churches!
I grew up a Jehovah's Witness, and one of their rules was NOT to associate with people like yourself.(Thank goodness I broke away from that noose!) To a JW, YOU are a "non-believer" If JW's are Christian and you are Christian and Catholics and Protestants are Christian....Do you see where the confusiion is?
Lady Atlas

Reno, NV

#20 Aug 31, 2010
Invest in Vallejo wrote:
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Jeepers you'll twist every conservation into demo/liberal bashing to say something weird. You're such a zealot hater... So here's one... mashed potatoes... go....
Yep. And to him, when a baby is born it doesn't cry. It's first words are "I'm Going to be Gay! I want to be ridiculed and castigated by a bunch of religious hypocrites!"
All I can do is shake my head and chuckle.

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