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    Megachurch Pastor Comes Out Of Closet

    ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. -- The pastor of a Rockdale County megachurch has publicly announced he is gay.

    Jim Swilley, bishop of Conyers’ Church in the Now, said he hopes his coming out will change attitudes toward homosexuality.“I know a lot of straight people think it is a choice. It is not,” Swilley told Channel 2’s Diana Davis.
    Kudos to Jim Swilley for disowning hypocrisy and being honest, not only to his parishioners, but to himself as well. Yes, Jesus loves gays too. He only hates hypocrites.

    Well done, pastor, and God bless you.

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    Re: Megachurch Pastor Comes Out Of Closet

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Kudos to Jim Swilley for disowning hypocrisy and being honest, not only to his parishioners, but to himself as well. Yes, Jesus loves gays too. He only hates hypocrites.

    Well done, pastor, and God bless you.

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    I whole heartedly agree with your assessment sir.

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    Re: Megachurch Pastor Comes Out Of Closet

    Ex wife tells him to stop living the lie.. Known since he was a boy, has 4 kids, and says his wife also knew but explained it away that "some women marry gay men because they think they can change them"

    How incredibly brave of him to "keep" his secret for 52 years, father 4 children, and marry a woman, and now have the "courage" to "come out"..

    Gawd, is anyone else sick and tired of these people?


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    Re: Megachurch Pastor Comes Out Of Closet

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Ex wife tells him to stop living the lie.. Known since he was a boy, has 4 kids, and says his wife also knew but explained it away that "some women marry gay men because they think they can change them"

    How incredibly brave of him to "keep" his secret for 52 years, father 4 children, and marry a woman, and now have the "courage" to "come out"..

    Gawd, is anyone else sick and tired of these people?


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    Why is any of this a problem? His wife knew going in, and there are no "victims" here, so why be upset or sick of it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Why is any of this a problem? His wife knew going in, and there are no "victims" here, so why be upset or sick of it?
    I think the point of his post was that, this pastor is less likely to be or have been gay, and more likely to be an attention seeking man-whore, much like many others who have recently "come out"...Adam Lambert anyone?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    I think the point of his post was that, this pastor is less likely to be or have been gay, and more likely to be an attention seeking man-whore, much like many others who have recently "come out"...Adam Lambert anyone?.
    Based on what?
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    No, just sick and tired of people calling people that have been hypocrits for years suddenly not being hyporcits when they come out? Besides, Redress how do you know for sure his wife knew all along? I saw no direct comment from her? Why are they divorced? Lot of missing details in this NON STORY..


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    I think the key here is if pastor Jim Swilley is going to or is already practicing homosexuality. He says it is not a choice, and it is true that homosexuals are predesposed towards it. Perhaps even genetically, although that has never been proven. However, we are all genetically predesposed towards sin. The question is if we act on it or not, and when we do if we recognize it for what it is and seek God's grace. Practicing homosexuality is a sin. It's not a worse sin than any other, but it is still a sin. If Pastor Swilley recognizes it as such, then this is a non story.
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    Re: Megachurch Pastor Comes Out Of Closet

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Based on what?
    How incredibly brave of him to "keep" his secret for 52 years, father 4 children, and marry a woman, and now have the "courage" to "come out"..
    I don't know many gay people that can marry a woman, much less, father 4 children...I guess at most, he could be bi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    I don't know many gay people that can marry a woman, much less, father 4 children...I guess at most, he could be bi.
    Not necessarily. Primarily attracted to men is not the same thing as only attracted to men.
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