Churches Changing Bylaws After Gay Marriage Ruling

Aug 24, 2013 Full story: WKXW-FM Trenton 19

Worried they could be sued by gay couples, some churches are changing their bylaws to reflect their view that the Bible allows only marriage between one man and one woman.

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Since: Nov 09

Columbus OH

#1 Aug 24, 2013
I would assume that any LGBT members that these churches had would leave once they saw the by-law changes. There are several other churches that would welcome them with open arms.
Mikey

Walpole, MA

#2 Aug 24, 2013
Why any self respecting gay couple would want to get married in one of these bigoted, hateful, self righteous churches is beyond me. Here go these churches again wasting their time on this instead of doing what they proclaim they are so good at in helping the needy etc. They are just a reprehensible group of people
Rainbow to the Angels

Alpharetta, GA

#3 Aug 24, 2013
Eric Rassbach is an attorney with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty who says they are concerned that the courts will think something was done AFTER the fact as an attempt to cover up hostility to gays.
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So instead they want to put their hate discrimination in writing BEFORE the fact as an attempt to cover up hostility to gays?
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Who in the heck is he fooling?
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I sure ain't us; Mary
Sir Andrew

Honolulu, HI

#4 Aug 24, 2013
This is entirely too silly. The churches are already protected by the Constitution. They are simply taking these steps to draw attention to their bigotry so other bigots will know where to go to gain support for their own hatred. If there were ever a time when Jesus would weep, it would be now.

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#5 Aug 24, 2013
I find it amusing that many churches insist that marriage is "only between one man and one woman, because that is our belief based on the bible", because during the time of Jesus of Nazareth, who was a Jew, the Jews were polygamous, while the pagan Romans were the people who were monogamous.
Cordwainer Trout

Elizabethtown, KY

#6 Aug 24, 2013
nealcmh wrote:
I would assume that any LGBT members that these churches had would leave once they saw the by-law changes. There are several other churches that would welcome them with open arms.
Any church not encouraging total repentance from gays in their community and not refusing to validate their perversion in any way are churches deciding to embrace devolution of the human spirit. They have embraced the gay concept that humans are animal and unworthy of redemption. They have embraced the church of Satan.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#7 Aug 24, 2013
This is pseudo-victim paranoia.

DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#8 Aug 24, 2013
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
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Any church not encouraging total repentance from gays in their community and not refusing to validate their perversion in any way are churches deciding to embrace devolution of the human spirit. They have embraced the gay concept that humans are animal and unworthy of redemption. They have embraced the church of Satan.
To all the Holy Rollers who hate gays, Muslims, Jews, Hispanics, other denominations & immigrants; who defend people who break the law like those officers in Louisiana and the clerk in CA or those ones in WA and CO.:

103 Bible Verses about Obeying Authority
http://www.openbible.info/topics/obeying_auth ...

Did you ever play Monopoly? Did you save your get out of jail free cards.

Now, to paraphrase the words of Hulk Hogan "whatcha gonna do when JudgementDay-mania runs wild on you?”

Matthew 25:31-46
The Sheep and the Goats
31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
34 “Then the King will say to those on his right,‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him,‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply,‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
41 “Then he will say to those on his left,‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’
44 “They also will answer,‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’
45 “He will reply,‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’
46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

Jesus talked of forgiveness, not making a religion out of finger pointing and keeping lists of others sins.

DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#9 Aug 24, 2013
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
<quoted text>
Any church not encouraging total repentance from gays in their community and not refusing to validate their perversion in any way are churches deciding to embrace devolution of the human spirit. They have embraced the gay concept that humans are animal and unworthy of redemption. They have embraced the church of Satan.
I guess YOUR version of Christianity also calls this Biblical passage "Satanic":
Luke 10:25-37
New International Version (NIV)
The Parable of the Good Samaritan
25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus.“Teacher,” he asked,“what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied.“How do you read it?”
27 He answered,“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’[a]; and,‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b]”
28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied.“Do this and you will live.”
29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus,“And who is my neighbor?”
30 In reply Jesus said:“A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii[c] and gave them to the innkeeper.‘Look after him,’ he said,‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’
36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”
37 The expert in the law replied,“The one who had mercy on him.”
Jesus told him,“Go and do likewise.”
Cordwainer Trout

Elizabethtown, KY

#10 Aug 24, 2013
DNF... Forgiveness happens when someone asks for it.

Otherwise, never ask a sinner (someone, who loves sin) to interpret, or correctly portray anything Scriptural. Even the bible you use is changed, deletes passages, and intentionally supports the wickedness you promote. Christ clearly delineated between those possessed of demonic spirits and those cleansed. He'd cast you and your foulness of using Scripture of any form to validate your weaknesses into pigs.
Sparkle

Bellevue, WA

#11 Aug 24, 2013
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
<quoted text>
Any church not encouraging total repentance from gays in their community and not refusing to validate their perversion in any way are churches deciding to embrace devolution of the human spirit. They have embraced the gay concept that humans are animal and unworthy of redemption. They have embraced the church of Satan.
wow got a case of the stupid bigot I see.... what a shame
Rainbow to the Angels

Alpharetta, GA

#12 Aug 24, 2013
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
<quoted text>
Any church not encouraging total repentance from gays in their community and not refusing to validate their perversion in any way are churches deciding to embrace devolution of the human spirit. They have embraced the gay concept that humans are animal and unworthy of redemption. They have embraced the church of Satan.
You should not be engaging in religious sex brainwashing
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It won't get you into heaven

DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#13 Aug 24, 2013
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
DNF... Forgiveness happens when someone asks for it.
Otherwise, never ask a sinner (someone, who loves sin) to interpret, or correctly portray anything Scriptural. Even the bible you use is changed, deletes passages, and intentionally supports the wickedness you promote. Christ clearly delineated between those possessed of demonic spirits and those cleansed. He'd cast you and your foulness of using Scripture of any form to validate your weaknesses into pigs.
NICE Dodge.

But it applies to you as well dear since the sinner is you.

The ARROGANCE you display in ignoring the very words of Jesus speaks volumes about your soul.

DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#15 Aug 24, 2013
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
<quoted text>
Any church not encouraging total repentance from gays in their community and not refusing to validate their perversion in any way are churches deciding to embrace devolution of the human spirit. They have embraced the gay concept that humans are animal and unworthy of redemption. They have embraced the church of Satan.
wrong.

John 1:3
Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.

Colossians 1:16
For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.

Galatians 3:28
There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

http://biblehub.com

Hebrews 2
10 God is the One who made all things, and all things are for his glory. He wanted to have many children share his glory, so he made the One who leads people to salvation perfect through suffering

Isaiah 40:26 ESV

Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name, by the greatness of his might, and because he is strong in power not one is missing.
Sir Andrew

Honolulu, HI

#17 Aug 25, 2013
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
<quoted text>
Any church not encouraging total repentance from gays in their community and not refusing to validate their perversion in any way are churches deciding to embrace devolution of the human spirit. They have embraced the gay concept that humans are animal and unworthy of redemption. They have embraced the church of Satan.
As far as I can determine, Satan doesn't actually have a church. Nor an existence, for that matter. And I checked the White Pages AND the Yellow pages. Using fairy tales (no pun) to inform this debate is waste of everyone's time and shows how empty and useless are your arguments. So climb back into your closet and hate privately and quietly.

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#18 Aug 25, 2013
Sir Andrew wrote:
<quoted text>
As far as I can determine, Satan doesn't actually have a church. Nor an existence, for that matter. And I checked the White Pages AND the Yellow pages. Using fairy tales (no pun) to inform this debate is waste of everyone's time and shows how empty and useless are your arguments. So climb back into your closet and hate privately and quietly.
Yes, he does.

In the D.C. phone book, look under "Obamaniac", 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Sir Andrew

Honolulu, HI

#19 Aug 25, 2013
Really, Europa?? Give it a rest, huh. "Obamaniac" was neither funny nor interesting when you introduced it in your postings under your earlier name years ago. It is less funny and less interesting now than even it was back then. You only make yourself look stupid every time you use it. It's a waste of typing since your other comments already serve that purpose so well.

DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#21 Aug 25, 2013
Sir Andrew wrote:
Really, Europa?? Give it a rest, huh. "Obamaniac" was neither funny nor interesting when you introduced it in your postings under your earlier name years ago. It is less funny and less interesting now than even it was back then. You only make yourself look stupid every time you use it. It's a waste of typing since your other comments already serve that purpose so well.
APPLAUSE

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#22 Aug 25, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>APPLAUSE
The word was invented by, and used by, the Obama Campaign.

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