|This post is not to debate the point of "Gay Marriage in the Methodist church".
I want to note several patterns that you see in "Christians" who ultimately seek to adopt a "Don't Hate On My Thing And I Won't Hate On Yours" - as they attempt to ultimately compromise the integrity of the church.
Notice the Pro-Gay Marriage Methodist priest. First he says "There is no references to homosexuality in the bible". This is a flat out lie. I have heard this talking point used among some clergy in which they stretch logic beyond all reasonable proportions, using verbal gymnastics to appease those who they understand want to be appeased.
The most tell-tail sign of an individual who is pushing "man's will", however, is when they work to discredit the bible, pointing out how many things that Christians today have retired from strict adherence as a means of getting another retired.
THE PROPER WAY TO DEAL WITH THIS PERSON IS TO AGREE WITH HIM!!!
Then ask for his support in a REFORMATION - by which ALL POSSIBLE MANDATES IN THE BIBLE are now enforced.
Only then - watch him call YOU an extremist or a zealot. His goal WAS NOT to expunge the double-standards that are practiced today. His agenda was to get you to "Stop Hating".
They want to focus the conversation on DISCRIMINATION. Yet JESUS came to
The context of this pronouncement is that those who are disciples might have to endure conflict with their cherished loved ones who try to get them to yield from their new-found Christian faith, as they prefer the old form.
WHY THEN ARE WE DEBATING "NON-DISCRIMINATION" FOR THE SAKE OF APPEASEMENT?
STILL THE MAIN ARGUMENT IS NOT ABOUT "GAY MARRIAGE".
The christian church has FAILED to EFFECTIVELY PROMOTE AND SUSTAIN TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE.
I can't say that I blame the "gay rights" advocates for pushing their agenda. They see that the society has largely abandoned the notion of marriage as the pretext for
|The celebration of the 50th anniversary of "The March On Washington" - in which the Civil Rights Pharisees, who leverage their "moral authority" were allowed to get on stage and self-celebrate their grandeur while they told their congregation "We Have Work Yet To Be Done" (focusing upon their right wing enemies, rather than INTERNAL regulation) is a ritualistic scheme that is worthy of more scrutiny.
Unfortunately - "Religious And Ethics Newsweekly" is not the forum that is going to do this.
As it is true that PRINCIPALITIES and CORRUPT INSTITUTIONS had systematically oppressed and assaulted Black people, requiring a full frontal assault, lead by the church before CHANGE was acquired - today's problems within the Black community and the greater society require no less consideration.
No one at "R.&E.N." will bother to note that the establishment power, most especially within the Black community have the favor of the Civil Rights Pharisees who were upon the stage.
Yet as we consider:
No public media forum like 'R&E.N." is going to enumerate these painful truths and ask this establishment that was assembled on stage: 'WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH THE PIECES OF SILVER THAT WAS ALLOTTED TO YOU?"
Instead they are more likely to echo the refrain of their heroes: "There is more work yet to be done"