Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
Those who are at fault here are the ones who would not accept the terms of the pastor they hired. They had no respect for his beliefs or his sanctuary where he is the shepherd and expected him to compromise to accommodate them. Well it didn't happen.
I suppose it would depend upon context - is that the man that she lived with and slept with? If so, then, well, yes.Or did the church just choose to interpret that? What if it was a married straight woman and they showed a pic of her kissing a man not her husband? Would everyone assume she was an adulteress?
Then they should say things like "please do not include celebrations of alcohol in the church", and those who are arranging the funeral should honor that if they want to use the space for the funeral.Her life is her life....a complete picture, not a snapshot of things the church doesnt 'like' or chooses to call out. How about if she was toasting friends in a pic and they objected to her drinking alcohol?
The people who decided to ignore the Church's requests here are the ones who created a problem and attempted to force their preferences on others. Good on the pastor for (hopefully politely) refusing to compromise on principles.
The Church is called upon both to judge actions and not to celebrate sin.Do a lot of churches take license to do those things or just ones that want to force their own judgement on people? Rather than, again, letting God do so.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
This story is outrageous and it makes Christianity look bad. The pastor was clearly wrong. Stopping a funeral is beyond offensive, and the family will always remember his actions on a day that was already tragic. His actions hurt dozens of innocent people, and for no good reason.
I agree, if he has issues with performing funerals for LGBT people then he should be upfront about it. I have no sympathy for the pastor...
I can't say anything against people having faith, no one can win that argument, but when you try to present it as facts, your arguments are just laughable and lack any sense of logic. Just be honest and say you have faith and be done with it. Nothing you are saying here is fact.
If there's a god, damn it she won't mind.
If there's a god, baby she won't mind.