Gay preacher's son finds solace in Vallejo church

Feb 16, 2013 Full story: Vallejo Times-Herald 33

Before the Rev. Bayani Rico could take the reins of Ascension Episcopal Church in Vallejo, he asked his interviewers a simple question.

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gimmie gimmie gimmie

San Ramon, CA

#1 Feb 16, 2013
isn't the Bible the rule book for your church ? What does the Bible say about homosexuals ? or do you just make it up as you go ?

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The Mountain Empire

#2 Feb 16, 2013
gimmie gimmie gimmie wrote:
isn't the Bible the rule book for your church ? What does the Bible say about homosexuals ? or do you just make it up as you go ?
The word homosexual was never in the Bible.

Love is, as well as compassion forgiveness etc.....

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Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#3 Feb 16, 2013
"Before the Rev. Bayani Rico could take the reins of Ascension Episcopal Church in Vallejo, he asked his interviewers a simple question.

"Where do you stand on the LGBT issue?" Rico said of the lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender people's roles in American churches.

For Rico, the question wasn't one of abstract theology or church doctrine -- it was personal.

"I don't want to pastor a church where my son will not be welcome," Rico recalled telling the search committee for the 144-year-old congregation.

It turns out that neither Rico nor his son Andrew had anything to fear."
Wanglow

Vallejo, CA

#4 Feb 16, 2013
That must have been one UGLY woman...............

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The Mountain Empire

#5 Feb 16, 2013
Wanglow wrote:
That must have been one UGLY woman..........
Now now, don't look in the mirror and berate yourself.

Jesus loves you....
Father Milton

Vallejo, CA

#6 Feb 16, 2013
Gays will burn in the fires of Hades. Repent!
gimmie gimmie gimmie

San Ramon, CA

#7 Feb 16, 2013
MiddleWay wrote:
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The word homosexual was never in the Bible.
Love is, as well as compassion forgiveness etc.....
you may want to re-read Genesis 18-22 and then have someone explain what it means to you

liberalism is a mental disorder and there is no cure !
Father Milton

Vallejo, CA

#8 Feb 16, 2013
It is the word of God! Repent!
A Thought

Vacaville, CA

#9 Feb 16, 2013
Christians are some of the most hatefilled, hypocritical, judgemental people there are.

“Even an Ice Princess can melt.”

Since: Apr 09

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#10 Feb 16, 2013
gimmie gimmie gimmie wrote:
isn't the Bible the rule book for your church ? What does the Bible say about homosexuals ? or do you just make it up as you go ?
The bible says nothing about homosexuals. It can be read to say something about homosexuality. These are two different things hate the act not the person if you feel you must hate.
Father Milton

Vallejo, CA

#11 Feb 16, 2013
The act is not the will of God! Pray the demons are repelled! Repent!

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Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#12 Feb 17, 2013
gimmie gimmie gimmie wrote:
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you may want to re-read Genesis 18-22 and then have someone explain what it means to you
liberalism is a mental disorder and there is no cure !
You may want to meet the living Jesus and ask Him.

LOL.

You probably eat shrimp.....

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The Mountain Empire

#13 Feb 17, 2013
Father Milton wrote:
The act is not the will of God! Pray the demons are repelled! Repent!
Had any little boys lately 'father'?

LOL.....

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The Mountain Empire

#14 Feb 17, 2013
A Thought wrote:
Christians are some of the most hatefilled, hypocritical, judgemental people there are.
Just fundamentalists, they don't understand God is love, they think God needs them to do His job of judging.

What a surprise they'll be in for when they realize Jesus was serious when He said, as you judge so will you be judged!

;-)

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

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The Mountain Empire

#15 Feb 17, 2013
Father Milton wrote:
Gays will burn in the fires of Hades. Repent!
Do try to keep one name 'father', we don't want you being disingenuous.

LOL....
Father Milton

Vallejo, CA

#17 Feb 17, 2013
I will pray for those with the devil in their minds! Obey the word of God! The Bible is the word of God! Repent!
Bareback

Vallejo, CA

#18 Feb 17, 2013
I want be going to that church where are the Hetero churches in Vallejo?

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#19 Feb 17, 2013
The headline should read "Preacher's gay son", not "Gay preacher's son".
FYI

Martinez, CA

#20 Feb 17, 2013
Roisia wrote:
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The bible says nothing about homosexuals. It can be read to say something about homosexuality. These are two different things hate the act not the person if you feel you must hate.
Leviticus 20:13

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#22 Feb 17, 2013
FYI wrote:
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Leviticus 20:13
Again it speaks to the act of homosexuality.

A homosexual is someone who has a sexual attraction to a person of the same sex. It doesn't mean that they have engaged in the act.

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