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Man dies at 'sex and drugs' party at church minister's home after pair met online
Daily Mail ^ | September 29, 2011

Posted on 09/29/2011 1:32:55 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

A man has died after a sex party held at a church minister's house.

Reverend Mark Bidwell, who is the minister at the Metropolitan Community Church in Ferndale and a former police chaplain, Detroit, called 911 at 5.30am last week to report a man at his home had stopped breathing.

He said he met the man, Steven Fitch, 43, of Lincoln Park, on a website the night before and invited him over to his house for sex.

According to the police report Bidwell told a 911 operator: 'I've got someone who has apparently stopped breathing.'

When the dispatcher asked how old the victim was, the 52-year-old replied: 'Honestly, I don't even know. We just met today.'

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Ferndale mayor, Dave Coulter, described the minister as a respected member of the gay community.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 09/29/2011 1:32:59 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Sick. Sick. Sick. On SO many levels.


2 posted on 09/29/2011 1:35:04 PM PDT by ReaganBaby26 (Matthew 12:36)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Fernwood? Was it hosted by Barth Gimble and Jerry Hubbard?

Music by Happy Kyne and His Mirthmakers?


3 posted on 09/29/2011 1:36:32 PM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; EdReform

Ferndale mayor, Dave Coulter, described the minister as a respected member of the gay community.


4 posted on 09/29/2011 1:36:36 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: ReaganBaby26

Sick, sick, sick, is the nature of Metropolitan churches. All of them.


5 posted on 09/29/2011 1:37:03 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

There is a “Gay Church” here in Dallas...Cathedral of Hope.

A “friend” posts their sermons on Facebook every week.

They are NOT a church, they are a gay advocacy group, a gay “community center” where they hear why they should feel good about being gay, from people who wear ministerial garb.


6 posted on 09/29/2011 1:37:20 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Bush called us "vigilantes." Perry calls us "heartless.")
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To: jessduntno

Oh..........FernDALE....never mind.


7 posted on 09/29/2011 1:37:20 PM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
a respected member of the gay community

Somewhere an oxy is missing its moron.

8 posted on 09/29/2011 1:38:04 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
From the Article

"Ferndale mayor, Dave Coulter, described the minister as a respected member of the gay community."

And then in the next line...

"He told clickondetroit.com: 'This is not the Rev Bidwell that I or most of us know."

Really? the man is an openly practicing homosexual and Mayor Coulter is surprised he's having gay orgies????

9 posted on 09/29/2011 1:38:53 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Eww - the rest of the story is even worse. Why do we have to get our news from the Daily Mail? (rhetorical)


10 posted on 09/29/2011 1:39:10 PM PDT by Montanabound
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

>>Ferndale police said they have since removed Bidwell from his volunteer position as a police chaplain.<<

Yes. Perhaps that would be best.


11 posted on 09/29/2011 1:39:15 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Bush called us "vigilantes." Perry calls us "heartless.")
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To: Travis McGee

If he was respected, what would you have to do to be disrespected?


12 posted on 09/29/2011 1:40:22 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Originally printed 11/13/2008

Metropolitan Community Church Rev. Mark Bidwell agreed. “While I don’t agree with what that church teaches or preaches, they are still a church and I have to have a respect for that,” he said of the protest. “What I’d rather see happen is to be able to go and talk to the pastors of that church, talk to the congregation in a peaceful way and let them know that all we’re seeking are the basic rights we should be entitled to.”

Rev. Bidwell pointed out that though their actions remained mostly non-violent, they caused chaos that could have led to injury. “Some of the things they have done, like pulling the fire alarm - people could have been hurt,” he chastised. “I think the fact that they could have stood there inside the church - maybe in silence - could have meant as much than some of the actions that they took.”

Bash Back! has been known to speak out against peaceful gay activists, claiming that their actions are conforming to a hetero-normative society.

To Rev. Bidwell and others, the actions of Bash Back! are harmful to the LGBT community, fueling the fears that many anti-gay believers already have about gays and lesbians. “I believe in the peaceful protest,” he said. “I believe in what Martin Luther King and Ghandi and Jesus taught us that to use violence any time, I think, is wrong. To destroy property any time is wrong. The idea that this reflects on our community can be harmful for us because all that does is it makes people more afraid.”

http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=32938


13 posted on 09/29/2011 1:41:21 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I knew this had to do with Sodomites.


14 posted on 09/29/2011 1:42:10 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (We're the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad...in all 57 states!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

He should get together with that weatherman that was in the news recently. They have a lot in common.


15 posted on 09/29/2011 1:42:43 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Originally printed 9/2/04

PONTIAC - He thought he was going to learn to be a better chaplain; instead, he was confronted with the bitter truth of intolerance. On the recommendation of a friend, the Rev. Mark Bidwell, pastor of Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit, signed up for a six-day, 47-hour fully accredited chaplaincy certification training given by the International Fellowship of Chaplains. Bidwell made it no further than day two, however, and left when the “spiritual violence” he encountered became overwhelming.

Toward the end of the first day, the conversation turned to marriage.

“We talked about divorce and that one of the causes of divorce was homosexuality,” recalled Bidwell. “I don’t have a problem with that. I was actually married and my wife filed for divorce because I was gay.”

http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=9315


16 posted on 09/29/2011 1:43:00 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Funny.


17 posted on 09/29/2011 1:43:26 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Brett66

” what would you have to do to be disrespected?”

It that community, you would have to be a conservative Christian with high moral values.


18 posted on 09/29/2011 1:45:14 PM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country., Really! NOW!!!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Daily Mail huh.

Were you keeping up with the Kardashians again? ;o)


19 posted on 09/29/2011 1:46:12 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (We're the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad...in all 57 states!)
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To: Disambiguator

Yeah. Dead naked male bodies in the home.............


20 posted on 09/29/2011 1:46:41 PM PDT by Red Badger (We cannot defeat an enemy that the president and hence his administration cannot name.......)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

God works in mysterious ways,


21 posted on 09/29/2011 1:47:16 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
You know, this could give drug-fueled, random gay sex hookups a bad name.

/s

22 posted on 09/29/2011 1:50:28 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Metropolitan Community Church.

That. Explains. Everything.


23 posted on 09/29/2011 1:50:39 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Mais bien sur.

Where else can one get the latest on Nancy Grace’s “wardrobe malfunction”?


24 posted on 09/29/2011 1:51:47 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Brett66
If he was respected, what would you have to do to be disrespected?

To be disrespected all he would need to do is preach the way of salvation is through Jesus Christ.

25 posted on 09/29/2011 1:53:24 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Travis McGee

Kinda makes ya want to vomit!


26 posted on 09/29/2011 1:57:11 PM PDT by wesagain
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

that’s why gay marriage really isn’t marriage. The majority of “married” gays will be in open relationships to share benefits and still sleep around regardless of the media bs.


27 posted on 09/29/2011 1:57:51 PM PDT by rokkitapps ( Hearings on healthcare waivers NOW! (If you agree make this your tagline))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“minister as a respected member of the gay community.”

When I think of the disgusting things that one would have to be involved in in order to be a “respected member of the gay community” it makes me want to throw up.


28 posted on 09/29/2011 1:58:25 PM PDT by Grunthor (Cain. You see what he's done to Garafalo and Freeman. Wouldn't it be fun to see all the time?)
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To: Grunthor

It makes me want to throw up that they probably even ask you to do something to prove that you are “Gay”.


29 posted on 09/29/2011 2:04:45 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: ReaganBaby26

Homosexual behavior is sick, dysfunctional behavior where the human being does not reach the maturity to progress to the extent where they can emotionally and physically function in a flourishing normative, societal way.

They were damaged when forming their sexual identity—probably through the public school system which tells young children like that US Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop, M.D. stated years ago (strong proponent of “Sex Ed”), that states “that the human anus is equal to the vagina as a sex organ”. These liars and corruptors of the minds of children, create a SICK worldview (which is a biological lie) that sexual acts are meaningless. The dead man is the result of this worldview of atheists/Marxists/progressives.

It is a wonder how these sick child abusers like Koop, are allowed to have total control over the curricula of even Kindergardeners with ideas implanted which deny Natural Law Theory (foundation of our Constitution) . They teach lies as “truth”. Never allowed by parents up until the 70’s——and then a handover of the children’s impressionable ages were handed over to Marxist perverts. They want their utopia and they know how to get promiscuous teenagers and adults-—Sex Ed in public schools.

In 1970 with the advent of “Sex Ed” in public school, all perversions, plus pregnancy and abortions skyrocketed. All forms of degeneracies is flourishing after generations of indoctrination. Why do you think zero advocated Sex Ed in Kindergarten....You are fools if you allow these sex perverts in to your children’s minds. Get them OUT and homeschool. No school is better than getting the sexualized immoral morons that the public schools are producing. (intentionally—for ACORN)


30 posted on 09/29/2011 2:09:32 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

He came and he went...


31 posted on 09/29/2011 2:13:27 PM PDT by Paradox (Democrats on Obama, They can't deny him, He is them.)
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To: Raycpa

“talk to the congregation in a peaceful way and let them know that all we’re seeking are the basic rights we should be entitled to.””

AND what ‘rights’ is it exactly that gay humans don’t have that everyone else has ????

“I believe in what Martin Luther King and Ghandi and Jesus taught us that to use violence any time, I think, is wrong.”

I don’t know what religious texts this PASTOR has been reading, but that is not what those men said or believed.


32 posted on 09/29/2011 2:15:00 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
'I've got someone who has apparently stopped breathing.'

The dispatcher should have told him to remove the obstruction.

33 posted on 09/29/2011 2:16:55 PM PDT by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: Raycpa

“and left when the “spiritual violence” he encountered became overwhelming.”

I would guess he is referring to them showing him the parts of the Bible where God CONDEMNS the homosexuals, and vaporizes them and the towns they live in.

“We talked about divorce and that one of the causes of divorce was homosexuality,”

Boy, Pastor Bidwell is just as sharp as a tack, ain’t he???


34 posted on 09/29/2011 2:18:10 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
as a respected member of the gay community

Is that like being the best swimmer in the sewer pond?

35 posted on 09/29/2011 2:20:44 PM PDT by techcor (I hope Obama succeeds, in being a one term president.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
described the minister as a respected member of the gay community

They've got some pretty damn high standards!

36 posted on 09/29/2011 2:29:53 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: SamuraiScot

Great play on words!! LOL...


37 posted on 09/29/2011 2:33:17 PM PDT by Helen
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To: Travis McGee

And a typical twisted freak member of same.


38 posted on 09/29/2011 2:37:03 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

THe MCC denomination is the big (foundationally) GAY denomination. No surprise this happened with a bunch of them.


39 posted on 09/29/2011 2:56:43 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

If you see MCC, that tells you right there it’s about sodomites.


40 posted on 09/29/2011 2:58:22 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: rokkitapps

THere was a huge study about this not too long ago. Out of self-described married/committed gays, and we’re talking thousands nationwide, NONE just had sex with the one other person over a one year period. NONE.


41 posted on 09/29/2011 3:00:49 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Dies in the act of showing the other cheek and loving his brother in the fate.


42 posted on 09/29/2011 3:12:01 PM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: Paradox

That’s a good one Paradox. Ihope he didn’t die with a bad taste in his mouth.


43 posted on 09/29/2011 3:25:51 PM PDT by boothead
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To: Travis McGee

But of course! /s

Thanks for the ping. Good to see you!


44 posted on 09/30/2011 11:23:20 AM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Rock n Roll, LSD, Flower-Power, Women’s Lib, Jesus Freaks, Left Coast Hollywood liberals...the Weather Underground, Panthers, Nation of Islam, the Brotherhood, al Qaeda, Alec Baldwin, Garafalo, Maher, Obama, etc...in that order.

Pop culture is leaning friendly to most of the above.

So, what’s the problem? What is it that seems to be keeping it going?


45 posted on 09/30/2011 6:59:13 PM PDT by equaviator
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Ferndale. The gay capital of Michigan.


46 posted on 09/30/2011 7:53:31 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Detroit Tigers - First major league team to clinch division title this year.)
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To: Brett66
If he was respected, what would you have to do to be disrespected?

In Ferndale, he'd have to be a conservative to be disrespected.

47 posted on 09/30/2011 7:56:46 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Detroit Tigers - First major league team to clinch division title this year.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Any church named Metropolitan Community Church is a gay church. So, nothing to see here.


48 posted on 09/30/2011 8:02:50 PM PDT by rabidralph
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