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    Re: A Texas Minister Set Himself on Fire and Died to Inspire Justice

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    Re: A Texas Minister Set Himself on Fire and Died to Inspire Justice

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    what i thought of when reading this article was G_d at the pearly gates telling Rev Moore "I did not call you"

    good intentions morbidly perpetrated
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    Re: A Texas Minister Set Himself on Fire and Died to Inspire Justice

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    He destroyed the lives of many, because he was so upset over what was going on in other peoples' bedrooms.

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    I wondered what you were talking about so I actually read the article, which I might not have if it had not been for your post. It was a silver lining thing.
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    Re: A Texas Minister Set Himself on Fire and Died to Inspire Justice

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I am confused. I thought all Christians were strongly against suicide. I wonder if he wanted to die and be a martyr. I also wonder if he had a guilty conscience related to the lynchings there. Why would the racist past of that area have such a heavy burden on him personally?

    I hope he at peace now.
    Because racism never really went away in his hometown and they never really repented slavery.


    ... A section of Grande Saline was (maybe still is) called ‘pole town,’ where the heads were displayed.

    That's kind of discrimination he grew up with......severed heads of black people on polls. Oi.


    Poor guy, I hope he's at peace now, too.

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    Re: A Texas Minister Set Himself on Fire and Died to Inspire Justice

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    Re: A Texas Minister Set Himself on Fire and Died to Inspire Justice

    Oh man - Roy Moore. We could have talked all night and not mentioned that man's name. Talk about someone selling out his religious principles for political gain.

    What a scumbag he is.
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    Re: A Texas Minister Set Himself on Fire and Died to Inspire Justice

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    This is one I don't think anyone saw coming. The man was obviously committed to his principles. Do you think this accomplishes anything?

    A Texas minister set himself on fire and died to ‘inspire’ justice - The Washington Post

    One Monday in June, 79-year-old Charles Moore, a retired United Methodist minister, drove to Grand Saline, Tex., his childhood home town some 70 miles east of Dallas. He pulled into a strip mall parking lot, knelt down on a small piece of foam and doused himself with gasoline.
    Then, witnesses said, he set himself on fire.
    Bystanders rushed to help, splashing him with bottled water and beating the blaze with shirts. Finally, someone found a fire extinguisher. Unconscious, he was flown to Parkland Hospital in Dallas, where JFK died. Moore died that night, June 23.
    Moore’s death seemed a mystery. He put a note on his car and left behind letters explaining his act, said a former colleague and relative by marriage, the Rev. Bill Renfro, but his writings were not released for nearly a week. His thoughts are now becoming public.
    The Tyler Morning Telegraph obtained a copy of the suicide note from Grand Saline police. In it, Moore lamented past racism in Grand Saline and beyond. He called on the community to repent and said he was “giving my body to be burned, with love in my heart” for those who were lynched in his home town as well as for those who did the lynching, hoping to address lingering racism. . . .
    So committing a sin (suicide attempt) to protest a sin (homosexuality) ......
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    Re: A Texas Minister Set Himself on Fire and Died to Inspire Justice

    This thread is pure gold.

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    Re: A Texas Minister Set Himself on Fire and Died to Inspire Justice

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    The Darwin Award goes to...
    Well he was 79 years old so he may be past his procreating prime...

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    Re: A Texas Minister Set Himself on Fire and Died to Inspire Justice

    What an unfortunate incident. He truly believed in his cause and it was a worthy cause to fight for. RIP.
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