A PRACTICAL question for PRACTICING PASTORS: What would you do if tomorrow a gay couple comes to your church demanding you marry them on the spot? Steve Webb Steve Wright William DeArteaga David M. Hinsen
John Kissinger [07/11/2015 7:57 AM]
David M. Hinsen [07/11/2015 10:40 AM]
Very kindly, in love, I would tell them how much I loved them, how much Jesus loved them. Next, I would assure them that my decision isn’t out of hate but conviction from the Holy Scriptures and respectfully decline. I have an uncle who is a homosexual and we get along just fine. He understands my beliefs but still respects me. I’ve had conversations with a lot of homosexuals and in my opinion a lot of them aren’t as brash as what we see in the media. I don’t deny the fact that there are those out there that preach tolerance as long as it fits their narrative, I’m just suggesting that the media makes the minority seem like a majority. I also think that lawmakers in D.C. are worse as far as forcing something than the everyday folks we come in contact with due to the “different world” they live in.
John Kissinger [07/11/2015 10:43 AM]
Happens more than you would think: [NEWS QUOTE] “The only way forward for us now is to make a challenge in the courts against the church. It is a shame that we are forced to take Christians into a court to get them to recognize us. But we don’t want to force anyone into marrying us – it is supposed to be the happiest day in my life and that would make me miserable and would spoil the whole thing,” he said. “Aren’t Christians meant to forgive and accept and love?” https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/i-am-still-not-getting-what-i-want-gay-couple-suing-church-for-refusing-wed
David M. Hinsen [07/11/2015 10:47 AM]
I live in a small town currently; I left the city of Richmond, VA 3 years ago to pastor where I am now. Maybe I’m just living in the small town bubble.
John Kissinger [07/11/2015 10:48 AM]
That ain’t going to protect you much: http://www.infowars.com/gay-activists-demand-churches-lose-their-tax-exempt-status-already/
David M. Hinsen [07/11/2015 10:49 AM]
David M. Hinsen [07/11/2015 10:50 AM]
The Church of God took their stance, in love, at the last General Assembly and I stand with them.
Steve Wright [07/11/2015 10:50 AM]
John Kissinger [07/11/2015 12:47 PM]
Even if there’s jail time involved?
David M. Hinsen [07/11/2015 12:48 PM]
John Kissinger [07/11/2015 12:51 PM]
Bro, church people get shaky when a cop approaches them at Sunday’s buffet line, never mind anything more than that.. Alan N Carla Smith
Alan N Carla Smith [07/11/2015 1:00 PM]
People that get nervous, when an LEO approaches, makes LEOs have a heighten awareness! *Red Flags*
John Kissinger [07/11/2015 1:02 PM]
Low Earth Orbit (LEO)? Another # SHEMITAH comment?
Alan N Carla Smith [07/11/2015 1:03 PM]
LEO Law Enforcement Officer 😉
John Kissinger [07/11/2015 1:04 PM]
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