Church boots mother for support of lesbian

Aug 23, 2013 Full story: Click2Houston 48

Elders at Ridgedale Church of Christ told Linda Cooper and two relatives that their public support for Kat Cooper, Linda Cooper's gay daughter, went against the church's teachings, local media reported.

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“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#1 Aug 23, 2013
Good! I wish more religious organizations would be so open about their true colors. We'd all be better off if they did.

“Some people are gay - get over”

Since: Apr 08

Reading PA

#2 Aug 23, 2013
Nice Church....You MUCT choose between us or your own flesh and blood child - now choose.

Easy choice in my books.

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#3 Aug 23, 2013
I think this is a non-story. Go find another church that's welcoming there are plenty out there.
Bubba Cooder

Alpharetta, GA

#4 Aug 23, 2013
eJohn wrote:
Good! I wish more religious organizations would be so open about their true colors. We'd all be better off if they did.
They can do it with flags
.
A rainbow flag if they are gay friendly
.
And the homophobe flag if they want us to pass them by:
http://cdn.iofferphoto.com/img3/item/139/163/...

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#5 Aug 23, 2013
Go to the (UNITED) CHURCH of CHRIST where you will be accepted.

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#6 Aug 23, 2013
Imprtnrd wrote:
Go to the (UNITED) CHURCH of CHRIST where you will be accepted.
That's a good choice.

I attend a UCC church each Sunday.
wow

Mount Vernon, NY

#7 Aug 23, 2013
ucc teaches a false doctrine so the can fill the collection plate. I feel sorry for the members who will never hear the truth. Gods word says to see the kingdom requires us to follow his instruction. Homosexuality is no dif than other sin and having your own click doesnt make it acceptable
Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Aug 23, 2013
The church collectively is acting like a bigoted *sshole, with "friends" like these who needs enemies. Take your prayer seeking to a church that promotes love not hate.
Christshariah Law

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Aug 23, 2013
wow wrote:
ucc teaches a false doctrine so the can fill the collection plate. I feel sorry for the members who will never hear the truth. Gods word says to see the kingdom requires us to follow his instruction. Homosexuality is no dif than other sin and having your own click doesnt make it acceptable
Why aren't you obsessed with those who covet unrepentantly? That's a _commandment_, you buybull banging freak.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#10 Aug 23, 2013
wow wrote:
ucc teaches a false doctrine so the can fill the collection plate. I feel sorry for the members who will never hear the truth. Gods word says to see the kingdom requires us to follow his instruction. Homosexuality is no dif than other sin and having your own click doesnt make it acceptable
Your god didn't do a particularly good job of enabling you to write clearly in English, did he?
LickaLot

Nashville, TN

#11 Aug 23, 2013
She sold her family out for the money, ffifteen minutes of fame. Nothing more to it.
Rainbow to the Angels

Alpharetta, GA

#12 Aug 23, 2013
wow wrote:
ucc teaches a false doctrine so the can fill the collection plate. I feel sorry for the members who will never hear the truth. Gods word says to see the kingdom requires us to follow his instruction. Homosexuality is no dif than other sin and having your own click doesnt make it acceptable
You 'bible' is a fake. Fake 'bibles' are used to support fake religions
.
The real Authorized King James Bible doesn't have 'homosexual' anywhere between its covers; and for good reason:
http://etb-history-theology.blogspot.com/2012...

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#13 Aug 23, 2013
Try the United Methodist Church!

“=”

Since: Oct 07

Appleton WI

#14 Aug 23, 2013
wow wrote:
ucc teaches a false doctrine so the can fill the collection plate. I feel sorry for the members who will never hear the truth. Gods word says to see the kingdom requires us to follow his instruction. Homosexuality is no dif than other sin and having your own click doesnt make it acceptable
ALL churches "teach a false doctrine so they can fill the collection plate."

If you want to believe in the great authoritarian sky-daddy, go ahead. There is no church that teaches "the truth."

Belief in any church, doctrine, or sky-daddy commandments doesn't make homosexuality wrong or UNacceptable. Only ignorance and prejudice attempts that.

DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#15 Aug 23, 2013
wow wrote:
ucc teaches a false doctrine so the can fill the collection plate. I feel sorry for the members who will never hear the truth. Gods word says to see the kingdom requires us to follow his instruction. Homosexuality is no dif than other sin and having your own click doesnt make it acceptable
God's word (which you and this church ignore):
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.”

Luke 10:25-37

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.”

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#16 Aug 23, 2013
Pattysboi wrote:
Try the United Methodist Church!
UMC is officially opposed to equal marriage rights for us, although apparently some individual congregations stray from that official position.

DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#17 Aug 23, 2013
Tre H wrote:
<quoted text>
ALL churches "teach a false doctrine so they can fill the collection plate."
If you want to believe in the great authoritarian sky-daddy, go ahead. There is no church that teaches "the truth."
Belief in any church, doctrine, or sky-daddy commandments doesn't make homosexuality wrong or UNacceptable. Only ignorance and prejudice attempts that.
There are a few that encourage their members to find their own truth.

There are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote:

The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
Unitarian Universalism (UU) draws from many sources:

Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.
These principles and sources of faith are the backbone of our religious community.

http://www.uua.org/beliefs/principles/

“Some people are gay - get over”

Since: Apr 08

Reading PA

#18 Aug 23, 2013
wow wrote:
ucc teaches a false doctrine so the can fill the collection plate. I feel sorry for the members who will never hear the truth. Gods word says to see the kingdom requires us to follow his instruction. Homosexuality is no dif than other sin and having your own click doesnt make it acceptable
A few points if I may:

First, did you mean "clique" (instead of "click")? As in "A small exclusive group of friends or associates."

Second, which God? There are so many from which to choose.

Third, which truth? Again, there are so many from which to choose depending on which Bible or other holy text you are reading.

Finally, and you should enjoy this, when you talk about homosexuality are you referring to the state of being or to a physical act? If I was born a homosexual but I have never had a physical relationship with another man am I still sinful? If I love another man and he loves me but we have never been physically intimate are we sinful? Or is the simple fact that we "are" inherently homosexual enough to condemn us in your particular version of faith?

If you are like most Bible adherents and you are referring to some version of the Christian Bible, and there are so many, you are probably referring to Leviticus 18:22 which says something akin to "if a man shall lie with another man as with a woman it is _________" (fill in your Bible's version of something bad in the eyes of God). Did you know that's not what Lev. 18:211 says. A little research might change your world view. Try something new like critical thinking and go do that research. Here, I'll point in the correct direction: go look at the original scroll verbiage and the accurate translation of that verbiage.

Have a nice day with your "click".

Since: Mar 07

The entire US of A

#19 Aug 23, 2013
wow wrote:
ucc teaches a false doctrine so the can fill the collection plate.....
UCC is a non-doctrinal denomination.

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#20 Aug 23, 2013
Quest wrote:
<quoted text>
UCC is a non-doctrinal denomination.
UNTRUE. I'm ELCA & UCC.

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