Skip to comments.Trial for gay Baptist minister postponed
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 clerks 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.
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.
Gay Baptist Preachers on the next Geraldo...
Post of the day.
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.
Anyone can call themselves a Baptist.. unfortunately... I mean look at Al Gores friends in Westboro
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?
What is being hidden? Postponed?
What a freak
The yankee baptists have infiltrated KY.
No surprise that he attends the flagship seminary of the PCUSA.
It’s Cooperative Baptist - the Jimmy Carter group.
You can't make this stuff up.
In my youth I went out with a gal named Dominique. She was a wild one. Last I heard she opened a gun store.
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.)
So in his worldview, sodomy is not a sin but baptizing a baby is? :?
remember anyone can call themselves a “Baptist”
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.
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".
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.
Yes, I would think so too. But there is “no controlling legal authority”
Yep. Each church is autonomous and can pretty much do as it pleases.