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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    You know the left would go haywire if the pastor let them come on the condition that he seek to straighten out the gay members, despite the church looking at it as discouraging sin.
    Doubt it. That's his religion, and he's a pastor. I'm just saying he need to follow his own religious text. Picking out what sins you think are worse than your own, then refusing services only to those sinners is being both inconsistent and a poor christian.

    The boyscouts let gluttons in, why didn't they ban the boyscouts sooner? Or is gluttony a 'better' sin than homosexuality?

    Quote Originally Posted by vendur View Post
    Ignorant babble, far from correct.

    it's like saying Jesus would have had no problem running a "swingers" resort out in back of the temple because he scared off some people planning to stone an adulterer.

    So you go ahead and tell me how churches directly enable envy, gluttony, etc. Let's hear it.
    Is there a butt-sex merit-badge? The boyscouts as an organization don't have any association to homosexuality. They simply didn't discriminate against homosexuals joining, not changing their curriculum.

    Are you saying any organization that allows sinners to join is evil and should be banned? You do realize that all humans are sinners, right? And that the church pews are littered with sinners.

    I guess we should shut down the churches, because by letting sinners join, the church is telling them that their sin is OK.

    Stop twisting the bible to meet your hate.

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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    What.a.jerk.
    Why?

    I see no reason why a Christian organization should support another organization in clear conflict with it.

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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Andy View Post
    Why?

    I see no reason why a Christian organization should support another organization in clear conflict with it.
    Christian principles don't include judging others. Penalizing boys because some of them might be gay is wrong. Penalizing gays is wrong.

    If they are refusing "service" to BSA because there are people within it they consider sinners? How do they fill up their church on Sunday mornings??
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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Serious View Post
    What sort of bias do you infer?
    None, not everyone believes that being gay is a sin.
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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    The BSA are not a religious organization. I'm sure other groups would be permitted to use the church. I think this is out and out descrimination.
    huh? The church is private property. he disagrees with the new policy of the BSA.

    Is the guy a dick? Sure, but he is well within his rights to control what organizations make use of the property

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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Christian principles don't include judging others. Penalizing boys because some of them might be gay is wrong. Penalizing gays is wrong.

    If they are refusing "service" to BSA because there are people within it they consider sinners? How do they fill up their church on Sunday mornings??
    They're refusing "service" to people openly living in conflict with their beliefs.

    That doesn't seem unreasonable to me. What's more, every person feigning outrage in this thread *knew* this was in open conflict with Christianity.

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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    huh? The church is private property. he disagrees with the new policy of the BSA.

    Is the guy a dick? Sure, but he is well within his rights to control what organizations make use of the property
    Private business, using their own private property, their own funds, cannot discriminate in this manner. Why are churches legally different? I know why they are, by the way, I just don't think it should be legal. Churches enjoy favorable tax status under 401c laws. They should have to adhere to The Civil Rights Act just like everyone else.
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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Maybe he should put up with adultery amongst the congregation, too; and church members drinking whiskey, during sunday service. Yes?
    Clearly you haven't read the thread. I suggested that if anyone was "sinning" while in church, I have no problem giving them the boot.

    As to adultery, if he didn't allow adulterers in, he'd lose 50% of his flock. Hell he might not get in himself.

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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Andy View Post
    They're refusing "service" to people openly living in conflict with their beliefs.

    That doesn't seem unreasonable to me. What's more, every person feigning outrage in this thread *knew* this was in open conflict with Christianity.
    Do they ban couples living together outside of marriage? Those who are having sex outside marriage? Those who lie? Those who cheat? Those who bully? Those who don't come to church every Sunday? Those who drink?

    When churches start banning sinners?? They've lost the plot. From their tenets:

    Salvation involves the redemption or the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, sanctification, and glorification.
    I don't see "except if you're gay" in there anywhere. You?
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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Private business, using their own private property, their own funds, cannot discriminate in this manner.
    he isn't discriminating against gays, but an organization

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