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US Methodist clergyman charged over gay wedding

There are 17 comments on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer story from Jan 18, 2014, titled US Methodist clergyman charged over gay wedding. In it, Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that:

The Rev. Thomas Ogletree will be tried March 10 for violating church law against officiating at gay unions, his spokeswoman, Dorothee Benz , announced Friday.

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Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#1 Jan 18, 2014
Maybe the snarling methodist bigots could glamorize their' trial' drama for reality TV by nailing all their preachers to crosses
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Its in The Book
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#2 Jan 18, 2014
The hypocrite Christian police force in most churches are always on the lookout for gay weddings. Their belief is that God loves everyone.....excepts homosexuals.
Xstain Fumblementalist

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Jan 18, 2014
How about we compromise and let him do the ceremony but not let the couple buy a wedding cake? They probably don't need the calories, anyway.

Actually, until the church bodies decide to permit same sex marriage ceremonies - which all the mainstream ones will fairly soon - he can't do that without some kind of censure.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#4 Jan 18, 2014
Gremlin wrote:
The hypocrite Christian police force in most churches are always on the lookout for gay weddings. Their belief is that God loves everyone.....excepts homosexuals.
The methodists are run by some repulsive homophobic moron from Africa; so they hang a sign over the door to lure you inside:'open hearts, open minds, open doors'
http://sierrapinesumc.org/wp-content/media/um...
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Then when you step into their trap they morph the church into a courthouse and put you on trial for causing the fall of the Roman Empire (currently under Pope Francis' management; but don't tell THEM that)
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How lovely

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#5 Jan 19, 2014
Wow
Where are all the people who are defending the Colorado baker and his religious freedom? How come they aren't here jumping on the bandwagon?
Evilgelicalling

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Jan 20, 2014
DNF wrote:
Wow
Where are all the people who are defending the Colorado baker and his religious freedom? How come they aren't here jumping on the bandwagon?
A religious institution obviously has far more leeway than a private business does, particularly when we're speaking about who that religious institution will ordain or remove.

It's a poorly thought out point you're making...but I'm sure it convinced dozens of...monikers.
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#7 Jan 20, 2014
Rainbow Kid wrote:
<quoted text>
The methodists are run by some repulsive homophobic moron from Africa; so they hang a sign over the door to lure you inside:'open hearts, open minds, open doors'
http://sierrapinesumc.org/wp-content/media/um...
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Then when you step into their trap they morph the church into a courthouse and put you on trial for causing the fall of the Roman Empire (currently under Pope Francis' management; but don't tell THEM that)
.
How lovely
Hilarious what the signs say in front of a lot of churches...."All Are Welcome." The signs aren't big enough to include "EXCEPT......"

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#8 Jan 20, 2014
Evilgelicalling wrote:
<quoted text>
A religious institution obviously has far more leeway than a private business does, particularly when we're speaking about who that religious institution will ordain or remove.
It's a poorly thought out point you're making...but I'm sure it convinced dozens of...monikers.
You really should find that cat that pees in your cheerios every morning.
Evilgelicalling

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Jan 20, 2014
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>You really should find that cat that pees in your cheerios every morning.
Your argument was wildly incorrect at a basic level, and unhelpful in its mangling of an understanding of the First Amendment issues at play, and you had a chance to simply re think it given the new information.

You did not.
Duck Commander

Cadiz, KY

#10 Jan 24, 2014
If i owned a wedding cake business and a couple of those nasty homosasquatchuals came in demanding that i sell them a gay wedding cake i would go ahead and make them one. And i would fill it up full of laxative for them. With their big nasty wallowed out bung holes theres no way they could keep from crapping their panties full...ROFLMBFAO !!!
car mat

Warner Robins, GA

#11 Jan 25, 2014
all you but $ucking queers and puss eating lesos are part of what is ruining america the ony people who want queer marriage are the queer family and friends.would you want you child kissed by a guy that had a penis in his mouth or up his rear
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#12 Jan 25, 2014
car mat wrote:
all you but $ucking queers and puss eating lesos are part of what is ruining america the ony people who want queer marriage are the queer family and friends.would you want you child kissed by a guy that had a penis in his mouth or up his rear
I wouldn't want to kiss your wife after you sat on her face
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#13 Jan 25, 2014
Duck Commander wrote:
If i owned a wedding cake business and a couple of those nasty homosasquatchuals came in demanding that i sell them a gay wedding cake i would go ahead and make them one. And i would fill it up full of laxative for them. With their big nasty wallowed out bung holes theres no way they could keep from crapping their panties full...ROFLMBFAO !!!
Sugar; your sorrya$s wedding cakes turn to solid concrete as soon as they hit bottom
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No amount of laxative will get them to move again
coexist

Moorestown, NJ

#14 Jan 25, 2014
ignore the GOP wingnutz with their demands for vaginal probes , govt. in the bedrooms and zionists in our pockets.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#15 Jan 25, 2014
coexist wrote:
ignore the GOP wingnutz with their demands for vaginal probes , govt. in the bedrooms and zionists in our pockets.
Actually; we have to keep a close watch on them
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They may be dumb enough to actually try it
Duck Commander

Cadiz, KY

#16 Jan 30, 2014
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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Sugar; your sorrya$s wedding cakes turn to solid concrete as soon as they hit bottom
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No amount of laxative will get them to move again
Turn to concrete kind of like the same way Lots wife turned to salt when she looked back at the city where all the inhabitants had turned into sodomites and sickos.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#17 Jan 30, 2014
Duck Commander wrote:
<quoted text>
Turn to concrete kind of like the same way Lots wife turned to salt when she looked back at the city where all the inhabitants had turned into sodomites and sickos.
Trans Woman Dares Bible-Quoting Councilman to Stone Her to Death
A Shreveport, La., City Council member Tuesday withdrew a bill that would repeal the city's recently passed antidiscrimination ordinance following backlash from residents, including one woman willing to call his bluff.

A City Council member in Shreveport, La., has abandoned his effort to repeal an LGBT-inclusive antidiscrimination ordinance, following outcry from the public, including a transgender woman who dared him to stone her to death.

The council passed the ordinance in December by a vote of 6-1, following a successful campaign by a pro-LGBT coaltion known as Be Fair Shreveport. The ordinance, which bans discrimination in housing and employment within city limits on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, received its lone "no" vote from Councilman Ron Webb. During the council's debate last December, Webb voiced his opposition, saying, "The Bible tells you homosexuals are an abomination," adding that he does not socialize with LGBT people, according to TV station KSLA.

Ten days after the council approved the ordinance, Webb drafted a proposal designed to repeal the nondiscrimination policy. On Tuesday, dozens of people registered to testify at the City Council meeting, ready to speak out against Webb's measure, report Lone Star Q.

But none were quite as bold as Pamela Raintree, a transgender woman. Raintree called out the Bible-quoting councilman, daring him to stone her to death.

"Leviticus 20:13 states,'If a man also lie with mankind as he lieth with a woman, they shall surely put him to death,'" Raintree began. "I brought the first stone, Mr. Webb, in case that your Bible talk isn't just a smoke screen for personal prejudices."

Webb withdrew his repeal measure just minutes later, without calling for a vote.

http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/...

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