Actually, most do hate something or another - what about homosexuality? Even the liberal Catholic church has something to say about their hatred for abortion. The WBC is just as much a church, with a congregation, as any other Southern Baptist church. They share, some to a lesser degree, the same beliefs and twisted views on life that makes them a throwback religeon.<quoted text>
I have no need to be careful, for I only speak the truth. WBC can call itself whatever it wishes but that doesn’t make it a real church. God will decide that. Churches following the will of God do not hate, as they seem to do.
I stand by my statement as truth. I have lived in the South and have firsthand experience with SB's. They are as hypocritical a religeous bunch as I have ever run up against. They are anti-everything. If you ever want to meet a bible-thumping SB on a weekend, don't try on a Sunday - rather meet them at the liquor store on Saturday night.<quoted text>Your lumping all Baptist Churches together in your effort to malign all of us is very petty and typical of anti-Christians. You should be embarrassed for making such a biased statement while trying to come across as fair-minded. You know you are incorrect in stating “That pretty much describes most Baptist ministries (especially in the Bible belt), and we all know those are true Christian institutions, right?”
"You, like many?"<quoted text>You, like many, simply want criticize the Christian religion, and I am tired of it. No Baptist Churches are similar in behavior to WBC and you know it. We Baptists teach the Bible exactly as it is; we uphold the Word of God; and we do not discriminate against gays by not accepting homosexuality.
Who's lumping now? Typical hypocritical SB thinking. If you're not a Christian, you are looked down upon - no other religeon in the world with the exception of some radical Mid-Eastern fanatical religeons and the WBC do that. Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Jesus preach to accept all of his children with open arms?
Big deal. George Carlin was an atheist as am I. You're point is invalid. I was born a Christian - but I am also a realist - there is nobody that's going to save you in your lifetime - no one. Religeon is a crutch for the insecure.<quoted text>Billy Graham is Southern Baptist, as am I, and neither he nor I accept the behavior of WBC. We Baptists do not have extreme ideologies, which is your label because you are not Christian and you enjoy trying to make us out to be radical undesirables.
Here we go again - why does Chik-Fil-A have an opinion (which they backed down from when Cathy discovered nobody outside the bible belt would eat that crap they call food) about everything except for good food?<quoted text>You are unfair and unjust in your criticism of Chick-Fil-A, who took a rightful stand for their religious beliefs, according to Biblical teachings. You have no right to put them down for exercising their right granted by the Constitution to freedom of speech and the unhindered practice of their religious beliefs. If you don’t like their beliefs, eat somewhere else; but allow them the same rights you take for yourself. They are as much American as you are.
I fought for and earned my rights. The same rights most people take for granted.