Fascism is here again, lalalallala lalala
Oh well, I won't complain until the death camps aimed at Christians start up, which I would estimate are about 20 years away.
The "Digg" userbase is growing up, and their views are now mainstream and usually consist of violence and repression of those they disagree with. Scary stuff.
Say what you will about Christians, non-Christians scare me more, simply for the fact that "nothing matters" and "the ends justify the means" type of rationale.
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“I do not recall the Viet Cong asking me if I was a natural born or Naturalized American before they shot at me, they just shot at all of us “ f107HyperSabr
No, I don't believe everything I read in Scripture because some of it no longer applies to modern day man, but my point wasn't whether or not what the preacher said was wrong or whether or not you read the Bible or believe everything in it. My point was a much broader search for the truth as it applies to why the preacher was arrested.
Reading the article, it's obvious the man was being persecuted for merely speaking out. I doubt if the volume of his speech was as impactful as what he said. Nonetheless, I'm sure neither the venue he spoke from nor the tenor of his voice got him in as much trouble with the law as did the message he was trying to convey.
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Sigh. Do we really have to go over this again? There's a thread on DP where The Baron and I both covered numerous verses of scripture defining homosexuality as a sin, even parsing the original Greek in the NT.People often quote parts of the bible that conveniently reflect their own views. I've met plenty of religious people who don't see anything at all in the bible about homosexuality being a sin. But if you want to see it then for sure you're gonna find it.
You can like it or not like it, accept it or ignore it, but it is in there: Biblically, homosexual activity is a sin. Period.
I meant what I said. Phobias refer to irrational fears, or understandable fears taken to irrational lengths. Homophobia is a much-misused term, used to tar anyone who has the slightest reservations about any gay agenda item.You say that like there is a rational fear of gays. What if that means that the fear itself is irrational?
Believing that the Bible classifies homosexuality as a sin has nothing to do with homophobia, it has to do with being a Bible-believing Christian. There is no reason that fear has to enter into it.
No sir. The Bible is quite clear on the matter, that homosexual activity, among other things, is a sin in God's sight. I didn't write the Book, take it up with the Author.Yes...it does. Conveniently dressing something up as an affront to God instead of to one's self is lazy, immature and unconvincing.
1 Corinthians 6:9
2 Peter 2:2-6
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
See! Now, there U go again prejudging.
I'm on the preacher's side. And if you had bothered to read my post on the matter you'd know that. And who said that in order for one to be persecuted they had to be put to death in the process? Slaves were also persecuted, and whipped, nad their civil rights violated, but many lived to tell about it including those who were beaten.
My point concerning the preacher is simply this: His voice was silenced not because he broke the law, but because of the content of the message he spoke of.
Now, if you want to agrue free speech, you should be siding w/the preacher not with the local authority who arrested him on a BS public noise ordinance charge that was more in affect to reel in rowdy crowds at local high school football games than for people of God trying to preach their message on peace, love and harmony in a public venue where apparently they had a right to speak under the law.