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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    On the contrary, he was doing precisely what the Scriptures tell him to do.
    Then the myriad Baptist churches that are allowing BSA to meet should have their 401c3's revoked.

    Love thine enemies or poke out their eyes. Which one ya' like? "The scriptures" support both.
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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Then the myriad Baptist churches that are allowing BSA to meet should have their 401c3's revoked.
    failure to follow the directions of Jesus Christ do not revoke your Christian status, it merely confirms Christianity's a priori argument.

    Love thine enemies or poke out their eyes. Which one ya' like? "The scriptures" support both.
    He's free to love them - and he should. No one is suggesting hating the boy scouts. What scripture says to do, however, is to disassociate from the Church anyone who refuses Christian morality. If the Boy Scouts had decided to encourage prostitution or hating others, churches would equally be required to disassociate themselves.

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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    failure to follow the directions of Jesus Christ do not revoke your Christian status, it merely confirms Christianity's a priori argument.

    He's free to love them - and he should. No one is suggesting hating the boy scouts. What scripture says to do, however, is to disassociate from the Church anyone who refuses christian morality. If the Boy Scouts had decided to encourage prostitution or hating others, churches would equally be required to disassociate themselves.
    And yet the vast majority of churches, by far, are not doing so.

    Look, I just think it's wrong for churches to punish kids for any reason. The end result of the decisions that (at least) two churches made is to do just that. Of course, they're free to do whatever the hell they want. I just think it's wrong. Very un-Christianlike.
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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    On the contrary, he was doing precisely what the Scriptures tell him to do.
    There are few things more repugnant than those who twist the words of the Bible to further their cause.

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    Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker[W:220:563]

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    There are few things more repugnant than those who twist the words of the Bible to further their cause.
    i know, right? Like non religious and in fact anti-religious people using segments and pieces of scripture to justify their own belief system or to hypocritically attack others. Disgusting.

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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker[W:220:563]

    Quote Originally Posted by jwzg View Post
    RA, sorry, but if a fruit fly demonstrates greater O2 uptake or a family line of humans becomes taller over time, the DNA is still that of a fruit fly or a human, and it has not gained traits. It is simply expressing information that is already there. Where traits are gained, lost or mutated, there is no positive benefit. I'm not a strict creationist, per se, but what you speak of is really not evolution in the sense it is taught in schools.
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    Your DNA is not identical to your parents. There are thousands, if not millions of little changes and mutations. There is no "single step" that will turn something into a new species, it is a series of millions, if not billions of little steps.

    The DNA of the new fruit flies is different from normal fruit flies. YES, that is EXACTLY, WORD-FOR-WORD, the evolution that is taught in school. What, when you think of evolution are you expecting monkeys megamorphing into humans?

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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker[W:220:563]

    As an Eagle Scout myself, and one whose Troop met at a Lutheran Church (and I believe still does); I have no problem with what this pastor is doing. The twelth and final point of the Scout Law is "reverent". That doesn't necessarily mean particularly religious, but it does denote believing in something. Scouting has long associated itself with religious organizations in any number of ways based on a common set of values between the organizations. When that commonality is reduced so too are the chances that the church wants to continue associating with the BSA.

    The BSA has the power to choose who they want to admit to their ranks as members and leaders. Likewise, they should respect the choices of who decides to associate with them. Just as we all pick and choose where we want to do our grocery shopping and other business transactions with, why should the church not be allowed to choose whom they do business with?

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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Well, so far, it is their right. It's also my right to think they're jerks.

    If this Baptist church interprets through its faith that it's just fine to discriminate against people based upon sexual discrimination/gay rights discrimination or anything else? They are poor examples of the Christian faith, in my opinion.
    Why on earth would the scouts want to have their meetings in a church?

    I was a scout and I am Jewish and I am not sure how I would feel about having meetings in a church.

    We had them at my elementary school at night, which was weird enough.

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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    and more here: Churches grapple with whether to cut Boy Scout ties




    I though they were supposed to love the sinner...
    So these churches do not support the troops anymore?

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    Re: Boy Scouts Banned By Alabama Pastor Greg Walker

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Why on earth would the scouts want to have their meetings in a church?

    I was a scout and I am Jewish and I am not sure how I would feel about having meetings in a church.

    We had them at my elementary school at night, which was weird enough.
    Well churches are generally centrally located in the community as are elementary schools. However, soem elementary schools can no longer afford to stay open to allow outside groups like the BSA to meet. But if you're talking about the OP I believe the church had a camp that they used to let the BSA use.

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