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Mennonites in Ohio protest exclusion of gays

There are 10 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Jul 2, 2009, titled Mennonites in Ohio protest exclusion of gays. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

A group of young Mennonites and ministers, wearing pink, gather to protest outside the Mennonite Church USA's biannual meeting Thursday, July 2, 2009 in Columbus, Ohio, pushing for more inclusion of gays and lesbians.

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RobtA

Watsonville, CA

#1 Jul 2, 2009
I protest, too! Of course, I am not a Mennonite. Say, is that some kind of church? Does it have a belief system? Do you have to believe, or anything like that? If it doesn't then maybe all gays can convert to being Mennonites, and not bother the rest of us.
JAM

New Milford, CT

#2 Jul 2, 2009
Find love guys...

Washington CT USA

Thankfully, we live in a country where we have freedom of religion and freedom from religion too.

“Registered & Dangerous”

Since: Jan 09

Milford, CT

#3 Jul 2, 2009
If their religion ( which is by definition a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects) is against homosexuality then why should they (the number of persons) change their beliefs?

If that is what the followers of that religion believe, that is what they believe. Find a different religion if you don't like it.
Truth

Mexico

#4 Jul 2, 2009
As Jesus said. "The tree is know by it's fruit." And they outwardly deny the Word of the Living God.

Daniel P from Long Island

“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#6 Jul 2, 2009
RobtA wrote:
I protest, too! Of course, I am not a Mennonite. Say, is that some kind of church? Does it have a belief system? Do you have to believe, or anything like that? If it doesn't then maybe all gays can convert to being Mennonites, and not bother the rest of us.
Hod do gay people bother you ?
Gay Mafia

Antioch, CA

#7 Jul 2, 2009
Is it 2012 yet?
they are a church

Farmington, CT

#8 Jul 2, 2009
The choir of westboro church wrote a hateful religious song over the tune to michael jackson. We are the world.
Stop the CHurch

United States

#10 Jul 2, 2009
Mose wrote:
<quoted text>Most Menonites honor the Bible as God's Word:
The Apostle Paul, writing by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, declares that homosexuality "shall not inherit the kingdom of God" (I Corinthians 6:9; 10). Now Paul does not single out the homosexual as a special offender. He includes fornicators, idolators, adulterers, thieves, covetous persons, drunkards, revilers and extortioners. And then he adds the comment that some of the Christians at Corinth had been delivered from these very practices: "And such were some of you: But ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the spirit of our God" (I Corinthians 6:11). All of the sins mentioned in this passage are condemned by God, but just as there was hope in Christ for the Corinthians, so is there hope for all of us.
Homosexuality is an illicit lust forbidden by God. He said to His people Israel, "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination" (Leviticus 18:22). "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them" (Leviticus 20:13). In these passages homosexuality is condemned as a prime example of sin, a sexual perversion. The Christian can neither alter God's viewpoint nor depart from it.
In the Bible sodomy is a synonym for homosexuality. God spoke plainly on the matter when He said, "There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel" (Deuteronomy 23:17). The whore and the sodomite are in the same category. A sodomite was not an inhabitant of Sodom nor a descendant of an inhabitant of Sodom, but a man who had given himself to homosexuality, the perverted and unnatural vice for which Sodom was known. Let us look at the passages in question:
But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house around, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:
And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.(Genesis 19:4-8)
http://www.bible.org/page.php ...
Another bigot hiding behind religion, you are disgusting!
Yes2PROP8

Morgan Hill, CA

#11 Jul 2, 2009
Mose wrote:
<quoted text>Most Menonites honor the Bible as God's Word:
The Apostle Paul, writing by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, declares that homosexuality "shall not inherit the kingdom of God" (I Corinthians 6:9; 10). Now Paul does not single out the homosexual as a special offender. He includes fornicators, idolators, adulterers, thieves, covetous persons, drunkards, revilers and extortioners. And then he adds the comment that some of the Christians at Corinth had been delivered from these very practices: "And such were some of you: But ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the spirit of our God" (I Corinthians 6:11). All of the sins mentioned in this passage are condemned by God, but just as there was hope in Christ for the Corinthians, so is there hope for all of us.
Homosexuality is an illicit lust forbidden by God. He said to His people Israel, "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination" (Leviticus 18:22). "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them" (Leviticus 20:13). In these passages homosexuality is condemned as a prime example of sin, a sexual perversion. The Christian can neither alter God's viewpoint nor depart from it.
In the Bible sodomy is a synonym for homosexuality. God spoke plainly on the matter when He said, "There shall be no **** of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel" (Deuteronomy 23:17). The **** and the sodomite are in the same category. A sodomite was not an inhabitant of Sodom nor a descendant of an inhabitant of Sodom, but a man who had given himself to homosexuality, the perverted and unnatural vice for which Sodom was known. Let us look at the passages in question:
But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house around, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:
And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.(Genesis 19:4-8)
http://www.bible.org/page.php ...
Thanks for remindeding all of us what the Word of God teaches, for our blessing and protection. His Word is the same yesterday, today and forever.

Thank God for his mercy and his kindness that leads us all to turn from our sins and into his loving will.
Yes2PROP8

Morgan Hill, CA

#12 Jul 2, 2009
Truth wrote:
As Jesus said. "The tree is know by it's fruit." And they outwardly deny the Word of the Living God.
Indeed. They are called hypocrites, liars; the truth is not in them, as we see by their actions and political views.

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