Skip to comments.Church in Dallas refuses to bow down to homosexual pressure
Posted on 08/15/2007 7:21:44 AM PDT by Gopher Broke
There is a battle taking place in Dallas. It is a battle trying to force a church to lower their Scriptural standards to meet homosexual demands.
When High Point Church refused to allow their building to be used in a memorial service celebrating homosexuality, the homosexuals became very upset and started a campaign of harassment and public ridicule aimed at High Point.
If those pushing the homosexual agenda get their "hate crimes" bill passed into law, this is only a sample of what churches, pastors and Christians can expect.
Here is the church’s statement on the issue:
Email the pastor with thanks for standing up to the homosexual agenda:
I’ve got a solution for them. There’s this nice mosque just around the corner...
Good for them for taking a stand. Maybe more churches should do the same.
This is facinating.
A specific sexual act is the issue. The homosexual advocates are demanding a specific sexual act be described in the church. This is part of their sexual gratification, there is no legitimate reason for them to fight over this other than some kind of weird adiction response to the rejection.
It seems crazy to me that people can try to FORCE a church to change its beliefs... I mean if you don’t like a church’s teachings, attend a different church. I don’t understand how homosexuals think that churches should change what they believe the Bible and God hold as unacceptable behaviors, merely because they want to feel “accepted.” If you want to feel accepted, CHANGE your behavior. It’s like a prostitute going to a church and insisting they accept her lifestyle choice.
Bad email address above.....try:
They cannot force this church to do that. This one could go all the way to the Supreme Court though, if the church “loses”. Insanity.
Luke 6:46 “And why do you call Me Lord, Lord, and do not do what I say?”
Gee, why didn’t they just ask the pastor to put up a few of their out of town “friends” at his house why they were at it.......good gracious, who are these people??
The gay agenda is easy to understand. Many of these people, except for their homosexual aberration, are usually highly intelligent. I can only imagine the pain they must experience upon realizing they are attracted to the same sex. I’m not a psychologist, but they probably go through several different phases before finally having to acknowledge their differentness upon reaching adulthood. It probably goes something like this: Whoa, I’m gay/lesbian. Thence to denial, self loathing, anger and finally defiance (I’m who I am so you better accept my homosexuality as being equal to your heterosexuallity or else). If the premise is accepted that one’s existance is defined by their sexual preference the same mantal of legitimacy also must be given to those who subscribe to beastiallity, toe sucking, crossdressing or what ever. The logic is a deadend, but we are talking about raw emotion here. I expect that is what attracts many gay and lesbian people to the Democrap party. It’s arguments are rooted in emotion not logic or historical fact.
I am a Continuing Anglican and we use our Prayer Book for weddings and funerals. We don’t get to insert speeches, show movies, host clowns or have trick dogs perform during our religious services. The Musical Director offers a small selection of appropriate hymns and music for the family choose from. Any sort of party or memorial is something the family has to arrange at home.
As a result, we don’t ever have embarrassing or doctrinally unsound events in our church. We could be seeing off the most corrupt or failed human being on the planet and the family and the congregation would focus on the hope of salvation, not the life of sin.
Sad to say I lost track of him many years ago. I went to college, he did not. I joined the Army upon graduation from college and was overseas 5 years before returning stateside. Some of my classmates and I have tried to find him from time to time, but to no avail. I understand he became very bitter about his situation and essentially withdrew from life. I’m 64 this month so Lenny may have passed on for all I know. We have a 50th reunion coming up so I’m going to try to find him one more time. Some background: My mother put me in what amounted to an orphanage when I was six years old. In my class there were about 80 boys without fathers. The school is Girard College, Phila. PA. We lived in dormatories until our senior year when we got 2-5 person rooms. We did everything toghether—eating, sleeping, showering, swimming in the nude— whatever. In effect, we were each others family. I don’t recall when Lenny came into my sphere. But you can imagine how cruel life could be for a kid like him in an all boys school. Lenny once confided to me that up to the age of 8 or 9 he would go home on vacation and his mother would dress him in girls clothes. I don’t know whether that was true or not. But, as I said in my original reply, anybody that wanted to pick on Lenny had to deal with me. I’m hoping I may find out what happened to him in the run up to the class reunion.
Is it me or is there something unsettling about “homosexual pressure” and “bow down” in the title of this thread.
I think this church and others have also refused to bow to the pedophiles and even the beastophiles. I see no reason for them to bow to the homophiles.
Maybe more churches should do the same.”
There’s no maybe about it.”
Many are “churches” in name only.
The Bible is full of references to the SIN of homosexuality.
Something is wrong with this story -
1. You can’t force a church to perform a religious ceremony they choose not to perform.
2. The hate crimes law in Texas only covers violence, not speech and particularly not religious speech.
I suspect some story inflation.
They were not refusing to perform a christian ceremony. The were not willing to perform a recreational sex celebration ceremony which glorified a dead homsexuals life style of playing with the genitals of other men.
If the family was willing to have a dignified funeral it was not a problem.
I don’t think its as bad as you describe but it is still so clearly covered under the Church’s freedom of religion that it shouldn’t even be open for debate.
Interesting title for a post, considering.....
I’ve heard of pressure, but what’s ‘homosexual pressure?’ Hmmm....
There is a gay oriented denomination : Metropolitan Community Church.
Common sense might say any gay folks should go to that church rather than harassing other churches who don’t quite accept them. but then common sense doesn’t always dictate what happens in these situations.
This is something shocking. No church would allow a memorial service for a straight person with pictures showing touching of genitals. These homosexual activists are way off base here.
I agree with you. I read and reread and reread the article. I also read the statement on the church's webiste. Nowhere does it even mention that the family/friends were upset with the church's decision. As much as I would like to rant and rave about the gay agenda and churches, there is just no mention of it anywhere. There doesn't seem to be "battle". Just an instance of where the church rightfully refused to compromise.
I hate to say this, but it almost looks like some misleading propanda/advertisment for the church. Looking at the website, I can't say that I am suprised. The pastor served under Olsteen. Unless I am missing something, I don't see anywhere that there is a battle, that the family even said a word. All I see is a church patting itself on the back. And that is almost sadder, IMHO.
Good grief! Displays of sexuality, be it homo or hetro, is decidedly inappropriate at a funeral. If they have a problem accepting the church’s decision because it is bible based maybe they’d be satisfied if Miss Manners told them it was unacceptable. The church did their Christian duty!
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The guy was NOT a member of the church!!!!!!!!!!!!! Most people would be turned away too. Why can’t they get that prime fact thought their brains???????
“Is it me or is there something unsettling about homosexual pressure and bow down in the title of this thread.”
Not the only one. I was thinking it was an unfortunate choice of words. Next headline will be: “Chich back to normal as homosexual pressure blows over”...
There's a very good article that approaches homosexuality in a very fair, logical way. It strikes me as one of the most honest, balanced and humane treatment of the subject I have seen:
How Might Homosexuality Develop: Putting the Pieces Together, by Jeffrey Satinover,M.D.
There is nothing in the article or the links that show that there was any kind of negative reaction to the church's (right) decision to cancel the memorial service. Unless you can find it. I could not. The title seems to be very misleading, as does that article printed on the website of the church. Odd, isn't it?
Thanks. It sure didn’t indicate that at all in the article. Odd.
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