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LGBT group finds acceptance at evangelical college
AP ^ | 7/13/2013

Posted on 07/13/2013 10:56:50 AM PDT by markomalley

Nick Palacios struggled to get his conservative Pentecostal parents to accept him as a gay evangelical Christian for nearly a decade before his family found a common ground through faith.

Now, as an openly gay seminarian, the 29-year-old hopes to carve out a similar acceptance for other gays in the broader evangelical community through his role as president of the nation's first LGBT student club sanctioned by a major evangelical seminary. The group, called OneTable, formed last fall at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, one of the world's largest multi-denominational seminaries, and has attracted about three dozen students.

"It quickly became apparent to me that I was going to be OK and that I wasn't going to have to forsake my faith for my sexuality," Palacios said of his struggle for acceptance.

"I really hope that people will see Fuller and OneTable as a model of what the body of the church is supposed to do in this situation."

Fuller's stance has created ripples in the larger world of Christian colleges and seminaries, where a growing number of gay evangelical students are asserting their dual identities with underground clubs and nascent political activism. Last year, for example, a group called the Biola Queer Underground was quashed by Biola University, a small, conservative Christian school in nearby Orange County.

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TOPICS: Evangelical Christian
KEYWORDS: biola; christians; christianschools; fuller; heresy; highereducation; homonaziagenda; homosexualagenda; moralabsolutes; sin
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Slippery slope?

(Not being an evangelical, I know absolutely nothing about this "Fuller Theological Seminary")

1 posted on 07/13/2013 10:56:50 AM PDT by markomalley
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that is so very progressive of them!


2 posted on 07/13/2013 10:59:30 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: markomalley

Title correction: LGBT group finds acceptance at DECEIVED evangelical college.


3 posted on 07/13/2013 11:02:52 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: markomalley

Fuller was started by a legendary fundamentalist radio preacher of the 1930’s and 40’s Charles Fuller who bought radio time on hundreds of local stations when the big networks refused to sell him time and only put liberal mainline religion on.

Fuller was an influence on many including a young kid named
Jerry Falwell whose mother was a loyal listener.


4 posted on 07/13/2013 11:02:56 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: markomalley

You can practice active homosexuality or you can practice Christianity, but you cannot do both.


5 posted on 07/13/2013 11:03:05 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: markomalley

Hey Nick, ever hear of Mathew 7?

*21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
*22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
*23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Maybe you better heed the Word of God before you go making arbitrary decisions about your life. It just may have eternal consequenses.


6 posted on 07/13/2013 11:03:19 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: markomalley

Well, here is what Fuller says about its beliefs...

http://www.fuller.edu/About-fuller/what-we-believe-and-teach.aspx


7 posted on 07/13/2013 11:07:53 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ((S)
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So they’re going to hide out in the priest-holes?


8 posted on 07/13/2013 11:08:58 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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(Not being an evangelical, I know absolutely nothing about this "Fuller Theological Seminary")

A vapid pool of theological liberalism. But that shouldn't surprise you, given the above article.

9 posted on 07/13/2013 11:11:37 AM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." ¬óR.C. Sproul)
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To: markomalley

It is the deviants who are the bullies.


10 posted on 07/13/2013 11:13:08 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Blacks consider crime to be a legitimate career path, and armed victims to be an OSHA violation.)
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To: markomalley

Biola is in LA County.


11 posted on 07/13/2013 11:13:13 AM PDT by Yogafist
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To: markomalley

as a gay evangelical Christian

Just how does one go about being a homosexual evangelical Christian?
How does one square their choice to spit on the Bible and God’s Word while claiming to be a person of the Bible and God’s Word?
Yes we are all sinners’s but we can chose to renounce our particular sin and except Jesus Christ as our savior. But a homosexual evangelical Christian is choosing to live their sin daily and want God to be accepting of that. Did not know it could work that way...


12 posted on 07/13/2013 11:25:08 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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>> (Not being an evangelical, I know absolutely nothing about this "Fuller Theological Seminary") <<<

>> A vapid pool of theological liberalism. But that shouldn't surprise you, given the above article. <<

It's in Pasadena, California, which tells me everything I need to know.

13 posted on 07/13/2013 11:57:09 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Liz Cheney's family supports gay marriage. Do you?)
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To: markomalley

No slippery slope at all. This is all-out heresy promulgated by a long-standing heretical institution. Call it what it is...in the lap of the evil one.


14 posted on 07/13/2013 11:58:59 AM PDT by Dutchboy88
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No slippery slope at all.

I say that because, for now, according to the article, they require celibacy. That, I'm sure, will change. (Remember, as a Catholic I have no idea about the orthodoxy of this place or not...)

This is all-out heresy promulgated by a long-standing heretical institution. Call it what it is...in the lap of the evil one.

Works for me. (Remember, as a Catholic I have no idea about the orthodoxy of this place or not...)

15 posted on 07/13/2013 12:00:56 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

Dude! You’re a Rump Ranger. Get help.


16 posted on 07/13/2013 12:18:33 PM PDT by Desron13
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To: markomalley

It’s going to become the plot of a t.v. show called ‘The Buggery Bunch’. Now you know more than you ever wanted.


17 posted on 07/13/2013 1:32:27 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: markomalley; Chode

I have a hard time believing that “gay evangelical Christian” all go together in the English language.


18 posted on 07/13/2013 2:33:02 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: markomalley

Vileness placemark.


19 posted on 07/13/2013 2:34:20 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: MichaelCorleone

“Hey Nick, ever hear of Mathew 7?”

Naw he probably has that new “Gay” Bible that came out about a year ago. Kinda excludes a few things.


20 posted on 07/13/2013 2:35:57 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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