A Pastor Goes Off on Religious Bigots.

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  1. Devils' Advocate

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    Geez! The video has been removed from Facebook!
     
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    I found another link
     
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    Aussie, I would be very interested in your response to this commentary if you happen to peak into this thread.
     
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    Aussie Thoughts Just my 2 cents

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    Unfortunately, with my ridiculously slow connection speed streaming video is not possible. Perhaps you could give a brief synopsis.
     
  7. Thomas

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    Well said that man!
     
  8. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Moderator

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    I'm not DA, but I'll do my best to give you my Readers Digest version of the video.

    A minister was speaking in front of a Texarkana public forum about a proposed law to discriminate based on someone's gender identity and/or sexual orientation, and the one thing that really stood out for me was that he equated what the far right's position with the saracens and the pharacees of Jesus's time, and that Jesus was ministering to the oppressed of his time, therefor, a true Christian who wants to follow his/her Savior's path ought to be lighting a candle in the darkness of secular bigotry/ostracism. If someone wants to follow the one of the religious laws, then s/he ought to follow all of the religious laws, including not wearing mixed fibers, not eating foods that are prohibited in the Old Testament and a few other prohibitions.

    I probably missed a few details here. *blush*

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    Way better than I could have done, so thank you!
     
  10. Aussie Thoughts

    Aussie Thoughts Just my 2 cents

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    Thanks Phyllis. DA asked for my opinion on this a while back. Let me just say, I lived in the states for a little over 3 years some time back, but do not currently live there. Any road, basically, if I understand correctly, one group is using scripture to validate their position while another is using scripture to invalidate it. Is that about it? I really don't have much of an opinion. Sounds like a bit of foolishness all around to me. Scriptural interpretation on both sides leaves a lot to be desired.
     
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    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Moderator

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    Actually, he was talking about people that use scripture to validate their self-imposed supremacy. It's kinda like when a white Australian says that the Maori are lower class because X portion of Scripture "says so", yet said Australian refuses to follow every other portion that contains some form of prohibition (such as the prohibition on divorcing one woman, then marrying a different woman/having some form of "open marriage".)

    Does that clarify things a tad better?

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    Sure I get that. All I'm saying is, the Pastor is attempting to invalidate their position by using scripture to basically call them hypocrites. In my opinion this shows neither side has a clear understanding of the scripture they're using.
     
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    That or both sides have a clear understanding of the scripture they are using. Which would be even worse!
     
  14. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai Moderator

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    Hey Auss! Got this idea from an allergy warning label. ;)

    LGBT Compliant Restroom

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  15. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

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    This ought to be posted on the Jokes thread in Lounge. I triple Texas dog dare you to do that. *evilgrin*

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  16. Aussie Thoughts

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    Thanks mate. Made my day right there!:D
     
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    We should just make all of them unisex and be done with it.
     
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    I had a lay-over in Tahiti a number of years back. At the time, the restrooms in the airport had no gender designation at all. Being from America that confused the hell out of me. Well that and Polynesians speaking French.o_O
     
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  19. Aussie Thoughts

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    I see there's now a copy of the cartoon in the jokes thread, but why was it removed from this one. I thought it fit in nicely.
    Maybe. Curious though, why did you want my opinion?
     
  20. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

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    There's always going to be that a$$hat that unfortunately wants things the way they were in the "good old days". What said person doesn't realize (or want to realize) is that the so-called "good old days" were pretty much whitewashed by the status quo.

    I spent an entire semester in a class that was about the perceptions on race, ethnicity, religion and gender identity/sexual orientation stereotypes since the "discovery" of America by Christopher Columbus and his crew. The 1930s through the 1970s (if not the 1980s) were really interesting to look at. *gets off soapbox, and picks it up before breaking it apart for the recycling bin*

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
     

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