Skip to comments.Churches Prepare for Same-Sex Weddings [Minnesota]
Posted on 08/04/2013 4:24:30 PM PDT by marshmallow
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Whatever it may be, This is not a Christian church.
“Friend of the groom or friend of the groom?”
Instead of throwing rice at the happy couple, throw condoms.
These apostate “churches” may call this “marriage,” but God will have none of this blasphemous behavior.
Throw them tubes of Preparation H.
My guess - dying churches looking to make a “splash” or “change things up” will be losing their congregation at an even faster rate.
Soon to followed by articles on how these “churches” can not afford to even maintain their building anymore.
And their new LGBT members?
Not much support to rebuild from there.
The road to hell goes right through this farce...
The twist that will come out of all of this is that churches ultimately won’t have a choice in the matter, they either perform gay marriages or they do no marriages at all. If they discriminate they will be shut down. If they do no marriages then no one gets married within their faith.
No real Christian would be a part of any such “church”
They could do members only
As to donations, the churches with large homosexual members will probably get quite a bit of donations as homosexuals haven't been lacking in money in the past, not having to pay for babies, schools, sports, orthodontists, and college educations.
Not so today, rotten departments of "child welfare" are giving these children to gay couples so they can be families too!
Have the Lutherans consulted God on this ‘redefinition of marriage’, I wonder?
As I recall, His Word has some things to say on the subject.
And the divorce lawyers are out shopping for new boats, jet skis and other toys they will soon be able to afford.
Sacrament! In the Catholic church marriage is a sacrament. I don’t think the Obama/Clinton/Media Alinskyites can touch that one!
I think we would see people married under God without a state marriage certificate
What’s the difference between a ‘blessing ceremony’ and a ‘gay marriage’? Why wouldn’t they just have a marriage ceremony?
The define “church” very loosely.
The ones I have seen gone “progressive” - gay, gun control, big government, etc.
They gain a few far left parishioners. And some “good” press.
They lose at least half of their core members.
The funny thing - the core members were the ones who would really sacrifice, give up their time, care for the church, put money in the plate while going without.
The new far left members - let’s just say if there is a choice between a sale at their favorite clothing store/new menu at the local left wing restaurant or giving to the church - the church is not getting much (time or treasure).
People know what is the work go God. The Bible in written in plain language. Those bedrock people are the ones who make a church and keep it going.
Not so. I am a pastor of a church, and I don't do all weddings that people ask for, even for heterosexuals. I only do weddings if at least one of the couple is a member in good standing of my congregation, i.e., under my pastoral care. And since homosexuality is a sin, therefore an impenitent homosexual would not be a member in good standing of my congregation.
Are you talking about Lutherans, or the ELCA? There's a big difference.
your right on that!!
Along this line....a wee bit of humor!!
One the second page of the article it says ELCA.
However, the conscience objection only lasts until a rogue judge finds it violates equal protection. And these people know the rogue judges.
The agenda here is clearly not one of "live and let live".
The courts unfortunately may make that decision for all of us.
lot of truth from our barnyard friends eh!! LOL
Neither is it a marriage, no matter what it is called.
As I have witnessed in a few progressive congregations, they must rely on paid staff, staff while no doubt good, decent and loyal, will never be able to accomplish what a group of devoted believers would.
1. They got 1400 new members, but how many old ones did they lose?
2. More a long term question, but it would be interesting to see how long they KEEP the new members while old ones hemorrhage.
We all ought to sue the ELCA and ECUSA for using the terms Church and Christian etc.
TYPICALLY not governed?!!!! Anyone else not see this as a blatant shot across the bow?
* as of August 19, AD 2009, a liberal protestant SECT, not part of the holy, catholic and apostolic CHURCH.
Be rooted in Christ!
These are “Lutherans” in name only. The ELCA ceased being a “Christian Church”. It is now a liberal cult.
***Have the Lutherans consulted God on this redefinition of marriage, I wonder?***
Marriage and the Church
One important thing to remember here is that the "very popular pastor" has pushed the gay agenda in this church, so I'm not certain just how much he'll "miss" his "old members" who are fleeing out the doors, in favor of his more modern-thinking new members.
“For Christopherson, using the term marriage will be one of the biggest changes. Central Lutheran pastors have held religious blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples since about 2000.”
What is the difference between a ‘blessing’ ceremony and a regular marriage ceremony? Is this something these particular Lutherans do for all couples, including straight/non-legally married or what? Why didn’t they use the term ‘marriage’ before if they thought it was possible?
Real Lutherans have. E*CA? Not so much...
I have no clue...they are of a different jurisdiction and they are clearly proclaiming a different Gospel.