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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker[W:220]

    Quote Originally Posted by vendur View Post
    You are missing a word there, jusr before sinners. Repentant.
    Really?? That's the position of churches?? I had no idea. Seems to me Christ might disagree with that.

    "For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost."
    Guess he's not looking for them in churches.
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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Andy View Post
    Churches can let who they want in the same way BSA can.

    I hate to state the obvious but up until about a week ago the BSA didn't allow openly gay members either.
    Sure they can, they can do whatever the hell they want. This decision has no biblical basis, and is inconsistent. He didn't ban the boyscouts from the church when they were hiring pedophiles, gluttons, or masturbaters.

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    So you think that overeating is same as some rump-humper sticking his penis into your ass?
    All sin is sin, in the eyes of god. I'd like to see the bible verse showing how the BSA sinned by NOT discriminating. The organization itself didn't sin, it hired sinners, which every person is a sinner.

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    Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker[W:220]

    No disagreement about church being where sinners belong. However, what I have stated has strong scriptural backing. Below are just a few scriptures written regarding this very subject:

    In the gospel of John, Jesus told the woman caught in adultery,"...neither do I condemn you. go and leave you life of sin".

    Paul writes in Romans 6, "Shall we continue living in sin so that grace may abound? Certainly not! How can we who died to sin live any longer in it?"

    Paul also writes in his first epistle to Corinth, "But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people"

    Doesn't sound like we ought to be too accepting of those who INSIST on living in sin does it?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Well, I'll accept that as your opinion. Still, "banning sinners" cannot be seen as Christianity at its best. How do you fill up your churches on Sunday mornings? Many Baptist churches believe married/divorced/remarried is living in adultery. Do they ban these people from their church?

    Church is where sinners belong. We all are, after all.

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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker[W:220]

    What ever happened to "love the sinner but hate the sin"?

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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker[W:220]

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Really?? That's the position of churches?? I had no idea. Seems to me Christ might disagree with that.
    What is the function of a non-repentant sinner going to church, both to the church and the individual?

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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    So you think that overeating is same as some rump-humper sticking his penis into your ass?
    That is disgusting.
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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Sure they can, they can do whatever the hell they want. This decision has no biblical basis, and is inconsistent. He didn't ban the boyscouts from the church when they were hiring pedophiles, gluttons, or masturbaters.



    All sin is sin, in the eyes of god. I'd like to see the bible verse showing how the BSA sinned by NOT discriminating. The organization itself didn't sin, it hired sinners, which every person is a sinner.
    Is it that you have no clue, or are you just being deliberately obtuse?

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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker[W:220]

    Quote Originally Posted by vendur View Post
    What is the function of a non-repentant sinner going to church, both to the church and the individual?
    To learn!!
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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Sure they can, they can do whatever the hell they want. This decision has no biblical basis, and is inconsistent. He didn't ban the boyscouts from the church when they were hiring pedophiles, gluttons, or masturbaters.
    It seems pretty likely that he would have if the BSA's official position was to though.

    Which, again, seems reasonable to me.

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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    Is it that you have no clue, or are you just being deliberately obtuse?
    Show me in the bible where homosexuality is a worse sin than gluttony. From what I understand gluttony is one of the 7 deadly sins and homosexuality isn't.

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