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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    You have to love the visceral reaction from the right wingers. Immediately throwing the 1st ammendment out there as if that had anything to do with this.
    But it (the 1st Admendment) does and some people have to be reminded of it.



    No one has suggested they don't have the right to be stupid ****ing idiots.

    No one has yet suggested that the churches be brought up on charges.



    The comments were directed to the blatant disregard for the very spirit of Chrisianity they claim to represent.
    Some how I do not think you know what Christianity means. Repentance is reqired for forgivenes of sin.
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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    A Christian Church at that. Obviously they have their own take on what that truly means. There's a word for this...
    In my experience....those who shout the loudest about being "Christian" are the ones who practice the least about what Jesus Christ taught.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    If the boy scouts were allowed to meet there before and now they are not because of gays being permitted to be in BSA then it is biased.
    Yes they have "bias" aginst institutions that premote sin.
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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Serious View Post
    What IS the point? And why would churches being tax exempt piss you off? They by and large are non-profit orgs and to exercise the right of religious afiliation they have to meet somewhere and having it at a dedicated building is more convinent to the members as well to the general public.
    Most churches make money. Why should they be exempt? If their charitable work is enough to offset them paying tax then I'm fine with it.

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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    I enjoy firing people up..I never act like a fool..I dance around idiots..

    If I break the ''rules''..Rules are made to be broken..

    What are you??

    A slave??
    Really? You think this is ok? You just got the ignore filter.

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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Do you post anything that isn't a strawman these days?

    It's their property, that's fine. But face a little truth here - this change in policy doesn't suddenly mean there will be gay scouts anymore than the previous ban meant that there were none. Obviously, this Pastor either lives in the dark or is extremely naive that he thinks it really changes anything.

    He got good press from this, and I'm sure when he runs for Congress it'll help him secure the extreme right, or a few more hate-filled people will file into his pews.

    So sad that the righties can't own the Scouts anymore
    Wow. Do you think there are any liberals who consider themselves Christians? Or does that not fit with the row of boxes you seem to put everybody in to? The pastor has as much a right to his opinion as you do. Must be more of that broad acceptance the left is known for.

    One of the things the BSA teach is leadership. Given the state of the current Democrat administration it would seem the right DOES indeed own the boy scouts. It is pretty clear there is no leadership on the left.

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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Really? You think this is ok? You just got the ignore filter.
    Oh no..I may cry all night..

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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

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    No one has yet suggested that the churches be brought up on charges.
    The Catholic Church certainly deserves to be. Different topic though.

    Some how I do not think you know what Christianity means. Repentance is reqired for forgivenes of sin.
    Yes because only "true" Christians such as yourself truly understand Christianity.

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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    It is a church. If they feel that allowing gay scouts to use their facilities conflicts with the purpose and teachings of his church, then that is his right. I don't consider it being a jerk--I consider it exercising his organization's right to dissent.
    No one's arguing it's not his right to do so, just that he's a douche and a terrible christian.

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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Do you post anything that isn't a strawman these days?

    It's their property, that's fine. But face a little truth here - this change in policy doesn't suddenly mean there will be gay scouts anymore than the previous ban meant that there were none. Obviously, this Pastor either lives in the dark or is extremely naive that he thinks it really changes anything.

    That was not the pastor's point. It was that an org that has changed and accepting of somthing that the faith can not accept. Just that.



    He got good press from this, and I'm sure when he runs for Congress it'll help him secure the extreme right, or a few more hate-filled people will file into his pews.
    I doubt that he intendedto get good press or will run for a political office he IS the sheeperd of his flock after all.

    So sad that the righties can't own the Scouts anymore

    This is not so much a political left/right issue as a issue about what sin is and what is considered and how to deal with the issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    This thread isn't about whether to take any of their rights away. It is about whether to consider the pastor a jerk, which is obviously a separate issue. And, he is in fact a jerk. Just because he has a right to be a jerk doesn't mean he needs to go ahead and be one.
    He is not being a jerk. He had to take a stand due to the decision of the BSA. If he was a jerk not only would he oust them and without giving time for another location he would have made overt comments that go beyond pointng out the problem.
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