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Trial for gay Baptist minister postponed
Associated Baptist Press ^ | 8/6/2013 | Bob Allen

Posted on 08/09/2013 4:04:46 PM PDT by wonkowasright

A misdemeanor trespassing trial for a gay Baptist minister and his partner who refused to leave a city clerk’s office after being denied a marriage license was postponed Monday when attorneys were unable to come up with an impartial jury.

Attorneys for Maurice “Bojangles” Blanchard and Dominique James and prosecutors questioned prospective jurors Aug. 6 in Jefferson County District Court in Louisville, Ky. After people were eliminated for various reasons, not enough remained in the jury pool for the trial to proceed. The trial was rescheduled for Nov. 25.

Blanchard and James tried to apply for a marriage license in January in defiance of a state law that bans gay couples from marrying. Then they staged a sit-in that led to their arrest on a charge of third-degree criminal trespassing. If convicted they face a $250 fine.

Blanchard, a local gay-rights activist, is a student at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and an ordained Baptist minister who leads True Colors, a ministry begun in January 2011 as an affirming outreach ministry to those in the LGBTQ community at Highland Baptist Church.


TOPICS: Evangelical Christian
KEYWORDS: baptist; homosexual; homosexualagenda; ky; minister; pastor; samesexmarriage; trial
Granted not Southern Baptist, but there are a lot of other Baptists afoot....

I knew a man Bojangles and he'd dance for you in worn out shoes Silver hair, ragged shirt and baggy pants, that old soft shoe He'd jump so high, he'd jump so high, then he lightly touch down? Mr. Bojangles, Mr. Bojangles, dance.

1 posted on 08/09/2013 4:04:46 PM PDT by wonkowasright
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To: wonkowasright; Chode

Gay Baptist Preachers on the next Geraldo...


2 posted on 08/09/2013 4:12:39 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: wonkowasright

Post of the day.


3 posted on 08/09/2013 4:13:30 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge ("we are pilgrims in an unholy land")
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To: wonkowasright

Considering there is no governing body that controls independent Baptist churches, anyone can claim their church “Baptist”. Receive ordination (online or otherwise), rent a building space and hang a sign outside cliaming your building to be a Baptist church ... that’s all it takes.


4 posted on 08/09/2013 4:21:48 PM PDT by doc1019 (Get our troops the hell out of the ME)
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To: wonkowasright

Anyone can call themselves a Baptist.. unfortunately... I mean look at Al Gores friends in Westboro


5 posted on 08/09/2013 4:25:38 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Morgana
no doubt
6 posted on 08/09/2013 4:27:59 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta; F15Eagle; .45 Long Colt; Buddygirl; Former Fetus; Bockscar; Graybeard58; JLLH; ..

Ping


7 posted on 08/09/2013 4:32:30 PM PDT by WKB
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To: wonkowasright
Granted not Southern Baptist, but there are a lot of other Baptists afoot....

Are you trying to make some kind of point with this comment?

If so, what is it?

Are you trying to generate some type of discussion by posting this article?

If so, what is it?

8 posted on 08/09/2013 4:43:40 PM PDT by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: wonkowasright

What is being hidden? Postponed?


9 posted on 08/09/2013 4:44:33 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: wonkowasright

What a freak


10 posted on 08/09/2013 4:45:30 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Salvation
What is being hidden? Postponed?

Hidden ? ya got me... postponed... I'm pretty sure thats talked about in the headline and the first sentence..... "the trial"

let me know if I can be of further assistance :-)
11 posted on 08/09/2013 4:57:34 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: Col Freeper

The yankee baptists have infiltrated KY.


12 posted on 08/09/2013 4:58:31 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: wonkowasright

No surprise that he attends the flagship seminary of the PCUSA.


13 posted on 08/09/2013 5:01:41 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: wonkowasright

It’s Cooperative Baptist - the Jimmy Carter group.


14 posted on 08/09/2013 5:12:04 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: wonkowasright
Dominique, huh?

You can't make this stuff up.

15 posted on 08/09/2013 5:45:06 PM PDT by Lee N. Field ("You keep using that verse, but I do not think it means what you think it means.")
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To: Lee N. Field

In my youth I went out with a gal named Dominique. She was a wild one. Last I heard she opened a gun store.


16 posted on 08/09/2013 6:21:29 PM PDT by Gamecock (Member: NAACAC)
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To: Gamecock
My kind of girl!

When I saw the name Dominique, I thought of Dominique Francon, Howard Roark's (eventual) lover in Ayn Rand's Fountainhead.

(And a quirky relationship that was, indeed.)

17 posted on 08/09/2013 8:00:47 PM PDT by Lee N. Field ("You keep using that verse, but I do not think it means what you think it means.")
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To: PAR35

Your 13 and 14 posts explain it all.


18 posted on 08/10/2013 11:08:02 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: wonkowasright

“Gay” Baptist?

So in his worldview, sodomy is not a sin but baptizing a baby is? :?


19 posted on 08/10/2013 11:11:27 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

remember anyone can call themselves a “Baptist”


20 posted on 08/10/2013 11:12:06 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Col Freeper

To be fair, this type of article points out that even Baptists have their oddballs. We can disclaim all we want about that not being representative of all Baptists, but shouldn’t that be the case with any denomination. Just because there are goofs in a denomination doesn’t mean those should be used to characterize the entire denomination.

They should be distinguished from those denominations that actually accept homosexuality. So, if United Church of Christ, Disciples in Christ, the ELCA, and the PCUSA all have rewritten Christianity to suit themselves and are advocating homosexuality, we should be honest about that and distinguish them from any denomination that rejects homosexuality and has some oddballs in the mix. And we can distinguish even more those denomination that are in a pitched battle against a homosexual movement and those that have tight enough control that their homosexual problem really is only a few goofballs.


21 posted on 08/11/2013 4:45:33 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins
I think you may have misunderstood my post. All you say is true, and you won't get any argument from me.

I was just asking the OP to stop with the "cutsie" words and state what he meant, and what kind of a discussion he was trying to start on FR, which is a discussion Forum.

If he/she wants to argue that some, or many, or all Baptists are represented by the subject of the article, he should gird his loins and say so.

If he wants to argue that this kind of perverted thinking regularly, or also (i.e., it's not just our religion that does it) does these things, spit it out in simple English, and let the discussion begin.

I read his second post, and I still don't know what his purpose in posting is/was.

Since he/she won't tell us, we're left to draw our own conclusions.

At this time my conclusion is that it was "trolling".

22 posted on 08/11/2013 9:55:04 AM PDT by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: GeronL

Except someone who advocates infant baptism. Of course, they can say they’re “Baptist” as well but the word baptist by definition requires an anti-pedobaptism point of view.


23 posted on 08/11/2013 12:17:19 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Yes, I would think so too. But there is “no controlling legal authority”


24 posted on 08/11/2013 12:18:08 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Yep. Each church is autonomous and can pretty much do as it pleases.


25 posted on 08/11/2013 12:19:27 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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