Churches to raise money to fight gay marriage

May 25, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Scores of Maine churches will pass the collection plate a second time at Sunday services on Father's Day to kick off a fundraising campaign for the lead opposition group to November's ballot question asking voters to legalize same-sex marriages.

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This just makes me see red. Churches who are collecting money and politicking to make sure one segment of the population of their state remains "less than." They are judgmentalists, pure and simple. I'm sure they are basing their objections to civil marriage for all on their slanted reading of their sacred text,* but we are talking civil marriage rights here, not sacred marriage rites, and not one of these churches will be forced to participate in any marriages that they don't want to.

I am somewhat encouraged to read that there are other churches who are supporting the initiative. Nevertheless, christianity is responsible for virtually ALL of the anti-gay animus in this country.

* There are plenty of theologians and scholars who do not agree with the superficial condemnation of homosexuality which is found in a handful of verses in that book. And it is superficial. Those who use these verses to clobber us - those judgmentalists - are twisting the words in those verses to make it fit what they have been taught without ever taking the time or mental effort to question.

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Yeah let's not help poor starving people. We have to raise money in order to stop the "evil gays."

Churches make me sick. All they serve as political tools of the right wing in this country.
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Church donations are tax-exempt; subsidized by us the taxpayers both gay and straight
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Our donations are taxed to the hilt to pay their taxes so they have more money to deprive us of our civil rights
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Christians play dirty; KKK all the way
http://www.pbase.com/image/73285000
Bob

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If they continue to play politics, they should be stripped of their 'no tax' status.
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Shouldn't they be saving this money they're raising for the next round of abuse allegations against them?
Bob

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Todays headlines include "3 children under the age of 3 were found in a shed in Portland, OR"
Where are the churches for problems like that?

They insist on no birth control, yet they can't take care of the excess of births.

Religion is one of the root causes (aside from greed) of all the problems in this country. Not the solution.
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Is that something Jesus would have done..........if he ever did exist?

First the catholic church has to remove all the gay clergy, which I am sure they have more than their fair share.....

Sex abuse scandals for 17 centuries, money laundering scandals in the vatican bank for at least the second time, 2 investigations of 47,000 nuns in america..........I would believe the catholic church has enough on their own plate before worrying about others.

If the catholic church wants to get involved with politics then start paying taxes like the rest of us.

Churches take in billions of dollars, pay no taxes and every week ask for more money..........who is ZOOMING who?
Michael

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The roman catholic church has already paid out close to $3 Billion dollars in sex abuse claims, and a lot of that money right from the sweat of the hard working followers.

UNBELIEVABLE!
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Hasn't the catholic church got enough on their plate right now, instead of worrying about others?

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WHAT THE FREAK is this saying?? Ya'all can come and worship in the House of the Lord...united we stand..brother for brother..sister for sister..all glorifying the Love of Jesus...for He was Pure in Heart...NEVER having an angry thought AGAINST anyone who didn't follow his way. Two hearts loving, sharing and wanting to continue their lifespan together only WANTING what they perceived to be rightly so in the eyes of the courts. That is to be bound legally as well as spiritually..enriching one an other's life. You fulfill your commitments for sharing your heart's wealth of love, same holds true for wanting to share your material wealth with the one you have chosen to share your remaining days with..ALL ABOUT THE LOVE!! ROCK ON!

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If any religion has a problem with a state's definition of civil marriage, THEY DO NOT HAVE TO PERFORM CIVIL MARRIAGES.

They want to become involved something that doesn't affect them, then pay taxes.
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The book of Revelation shows the destruction of religions that teach contrary to God's word.
That book whose author is Almighty God Jehovah, tells people who want to please God, to get out of false relgion, separate yourself from any church that condones these false teachings.

Or you will suffer the consequences that religion will suffer during the great tribulation, when it will be too late to leave that church.
Revelation 18:4

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Christian Witness wrote:
The book of Revelation shows the destruction of religions that teach contrary to God's word.
That book whose author is Almighty God Jehovah, tells people who want to please God, to get out of false relgion, separate yourself from any church that condones these false teachings.
Or you will suffer the consequences that religion will suffer during the great tribulation, when it will be too late to leave that church.
Revelation 18:4
From your tone, it sounds like you are pretty sure that your religion is the right one. Pretty arrogant, wouldn't you say?
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If you know someone who is gay what are going to choose, a church that openly chooses to promote hate and bigotry like the catholic church does, or a real human being, a loved one, a friend, a sister or brother or even niece or nephew, who are going to choose? Defund the catholic church.
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Christian Witness wrote:
The book of Revelation shows the destruction of religions that teach contrary to God's word.
That book whose author is Almighty God Jehovah, tells people who want to please God, to get out of false relgion, separate yourself from any church that condones these false teachings.
Or you will suffer the consequences that religion will suffer during the great tribulation, when it will be too late to leave that church.
Revelation 18:4
Your religion is against my religion

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Wat the Tyler wrote:
Yeah let's not help poor starving people. We have to raise money in order to stop the "evil gays."
Churches make me sick. All they serve as political tools of the right wing in this country.
Here's someone who agrees with you. He should know. His family worked to BUILD the Religious Right.

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/303015-1

Give it a listen. You WON'T be disappointed.

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May 26, 2012
 
Why are churches now teaching hate. I thought it was supposed to teach tolerance and forgiveness?? If churches want a political voice they should pay taxes!!
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Homosexual 'marriage' is a cruel lie with no real basis in how homosexual live!

No significant percent of the homosexual population has 'married' in ANY country that allows it, and studies have shown that few such 'marriages' are even exclusive relationships.

The homosexual 'marriage' movement is a hate based political charade attacking what others hold sacred.

No homosexual relationship shares the reasons for government involvement in real marriage. No economically or physically unequal genders are involve. No child is ever born as a direct result, and no such relationship can provide a child with a father and mother. Having both is one of the most accurate statistical predictions of a child's future success in life.

Homosexual themselves overwhelmingly reject 'marriage' as an actual practice in EVERY country that allows the concocted oxymoron.
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FundieMentally ill wrote:
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Screw you, harlot. This isn't a theocracy, xtain or otherwise.
Besides you hate every religion but your fundie one. You even hate un fundie Christians. You're a freeek.
Christianity is Bible based and the Bible commands against all homosexual behavior:

Leviticus 18:22 - You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.
Leviticus 20:13 - If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.
Romans 1:26-27 - For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
I Corinthians 6:9(NIV)- Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
I Timothy 1:8-11 (NASB)- "But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted."
Jude 1:6-7 (NASB)- And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day, just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire.

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Roy wrote:
<quoted text>Christianity is Bible based and the Bible commands against all homosexual behavior:

Leviticus 18:22 - You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.
Leviticus 20:13 - If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.
Romans 1:26-27 - For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
I Corinthians 6:9(NIV)- Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
I Timothy 1:8-11 (NASB)- "But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted."
Jude 1:6-7 (NASB)- And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day, just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire.
When you read this crap do you just pick out the portion against gays or do you practice every part of what you read. It says male prostitutes, drunkards, slanderers, thieves, adulterers, liars, kidnappers, perjurers, profane. So if you don't think gay people should marry then you should be against any of these people listed getting married which will pretty much leave nobody.

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