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Bibles are ‘homophobic’, Scots police told
Christian Institute ^ | 4/27/12

Posted on 04/28/2012 7:06:28 AM PDT by markomalley

Scottish police forces have been told not to accept a gift of free Bibles from the Gideons because the book “condemns homosexuality”.

The Bibles have been offered to Scottish police forces featuring each force’s badge.

But the Gay Police Association (GPA) is against the move, and has issued a statement demanding that the forces refuse to be involved. Untrue

In the past, the GPA has been in trouble with the authorities for making untruthful and misleading claims involving the Bible.

In 2006 the group was reprimanded for producing an ad featuring the Bible next to a pool of blood with the headline “in the name of the father”.

The ad blamed religion, focusing in particular on Christianity, for violent attacks against homosexuals.

But the Advertising Standards Authority ruled that the ad was untrue, indecent and unsubstantiated. Guide

Trade union UNISON has joined with the GPA in opposing the offer of free Bibles for Scottish police forces.

Gideons say they want to offer Scottish police the Bibles as a “valuable guide to life”.

The group said they “can be offered to all members of the individual force, both serving police officers and civilian staff”. ‘Concern’

But the GPA said in a statement: “Members of the GPA have contacted us expressing concern that their Force is officially endorsing a religious book containing text which condemns homosexuality.”

It added: “The GPA does not feel that a public service, such as the police, should be seen to be endorsing, by their active involvement, any particular religion over and above any other religion or non-religion.”

The GPA said if the Bibles were to be offered, “surely this can be done without the actual involvement of the police force concerned”. Reject

UNISON commented: “It is not the role of a Police Force either to provide official endorsement of any religion or foist religious views on its staff.”

The trade union added that it hoped police forces in Scotland would “reject” the offer.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bible; fdrq; formerlygreatbritain; gaystapo; homonaziagenda; homosexualagenda; moralabsolutes; religiousliberty; religiouspersecution; scotland; scotlandyet; unitedkingdom
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So I wonder when, in this country, children carrying Bibles to school (for their own reading) will have their Bibles confiscated?

I wonder when, either in the UK or in the US, the government will start shuttering churches for being hate groups?

1 posted on 04/28/2012 7:06:33 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

they are thiefophobic and murdereraphobic too!

ROFL


2 posted on 04/28/2012 7:10:37 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
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To: TexasFreeper2009
The "Gay Police Association?"


3 posted on 04/28/2012 7:11:32 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: markomalley

****Scottish police forces have been told not to accept a gift of free Bibles from the Gideons because the book “condemns homosexuality”. ****

What has happened to the land that gave us JOHN KNOX!


4 posted on 04/28/2012 7:12:59 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: markomalley

It looks like it is getting to that point. I would like to see them try.


5 posted on 04/28/2012 7:13:07 AM PDT by ABQHispConservative
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To: markomalley
I wonder when, either in the UK or in the US, the government will start shuttering churches for being hate groups?

Probably not that long, friend.

6 posted on 04/28/2012 7:14:06 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: markomalley
So I wonder when, in this country, children carrying Bibles to school (for their own reading) will have their Bibles confiscated?

It's already happened. David Limbaugh wrote a book about it. He documents several cases.

7 posted on 04/28/2012 7:15:37 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Soon to be released—new William Wallace biopic “Gayheart”.


8 posted on 04/28/2012 7:16:19 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: markomalley

The homosexual community is a depraved, God denying community. Those who refuse to obey God will burn in hell.


9 posted on 04/28/2012 7:16:25 AM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: markomalley

I wonder when, either in the UK or in the US, the government will start shuttering churches for being hate groups?

I wonder if they will give muslims, and mosques the same treatment?


10 posted on 04/28/2012 7:20:47 AM PDT by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: hoagy62

Then it’s going to be “Onward, Christian Soldiers.”


11 posted on 04/28/2012 7:26:11 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (A Bounty on Zimmerman, Can Be A Bounty On ANYONE. No NBPP Mob Justice!)
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To: markomalley
the koran says the same thing... but that's OK, right???
12 posted on 04/28/2012 7:32:18 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: markomalley

>>I wonder when, either in the UK or in the US, the government will start shuttering churches for being hate groups?

Soon. Very soon. Fortunately, Christianity thrives when it is suppressed. Look at China and Africa today! When they finally decide to oppress us, we will grow stronger than we’ve been in 1000 years as denominations cease to exist because we won’t have the luxury of picking and choosing a church anymore. Church will finally be more than bingo night, pot luck dinners, and complaining about the choir’s performance.

The worst thing that can happen is for them to threaten us, and have our “church leaders” capitulate to the gay lobby so we can keep our doors open and they can keep their jobs. The gay drama unfolding at the UMC General Conference right now is a case in point.


13 posted on 04/28/2012 7:33:33 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: markomalley

Funny how these dystopians never read the Quran.


14 posted on 04/28/2012 7:36:38 AM PDT by omega4179 (#OBAMAATEDOG)
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To: Bryanw92

UMC is not only place its happening. All mainline churches and even some of the evangelical churches are falling into the gay lobby line.
One day when we go back to remenant status we will begin to grow with the ferver of the past...today the church seems to be compiled of the “frozen chosen”
Freegards
Lex


15 posted on 04/28/2012 7:38:07 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: markomalley

It’s a twisted world isn’t it?

At one time, The Bible and religion in general was celebrated as positive forces.

At those times, vile items such as hard core pornography were surpressed and illegal and discouraged.

Now, we see the reverse. We are on the road to surpressing religion in general, and Christianity in particular. The Holy Bible will be surpressed. But in our world today, hard core pornography is open and celebrated.


16 posted on 04/28/2012 7:39:46 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Chode
the koran says the same thing... but that's OK, right???

I have never heard one pro-homo type say anything against Muslims on this issue. Never. It would not be politically correct to take out after the "religion of peace", but Christians are fair game.
17 posted on 04/28/2012 7:40:10 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
What has happened to the land that gave us JOHN KNOX!

Socialism.

18 posted on 04/28/2012 7:41:11 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Your bulk-rate supplier of colons and semicolons!)
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To: markomalley

In Scotland the term “police beat down” has a whole ‘nuther meaning.


19 posted on 04/28/2012 7:42:37 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: markomalley

Book burners have lost any credibility whatsoever, as far as labeling anyone else phobic.


20 posted on 04/28/2012 7:42:49 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Cheerio
100%
21 posted on 04/28/2012 7:43:47 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

True, but the UMC is the last of the mainline denominations to fall. The Lutherans, Presbyterians, and Episcopals have already been forced to split into “gay” and “non-gay” denominations, which has weakened them to the point of collapse. We have managed to stay whole, but after May 4, who knows what our future will hold.


22 posted on 04/28/2012 7:47:37 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Cheerio

Christians are fair game - to make room for muslims.


23 posted on 04/28/2012 7:49:19 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: markomalley
No surprises really here. That very same Bible they hate, predicted all these times. And perfectly, spot on, the Bible is correct in its prophesy of these times. It is only going to get worse. Much worse. Christians in this nation will soon be treated like Christians in muzzie countries. But, I am not worried. My faith remains in Jesus Christ regardless of what nonbelievers and haters want to say or believe.
24 posted on 04/28/2012 7:56:39 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (He has Risen!!! If you do not know Him, this is the perfect week to seek Him out!!!)
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To: PIF

Wait till the Muslims get their ropes on them and see if they enjoy that bondage to the last wretch or the first snap.


25 posted on 04/28/2012 7:57:34 AM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: Dilbert San Diego

DSD: “At one time, The Bible and religion in general was celebrated as positive forces.”

That’s because the Bible is a positive force for good. Whether one believes all of it or not, I think the Bible offers outstanding guidance, both for a successful culture and life. Most of the negative things people believe about the Bible aren’t generally even in it. If someone can point out the harm of loving God, treating other people how you would like to be treated, drinking and eating in moderation, remaining faithful to one’s spouse, not being envious or greedy for what your neighbor has, not engaging in high risk sexual behaviors, not murdering other people, not idolizing pleasure, wealth, or other things of this world, being humble, etc., I’d love to hear it, because that’s a laundry list for successful life.

BTW, I believe in Christ and His explanation for why He came and did what He did. So in that sense, the Bible is more than just good advice for me. It’s the means to learning about God which leads to salvation, but disregarding that, the Bible is, undoubtedly, a good guide.


26 posted on 04/28/2012 8:03:42 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: RetiredArmy

RetiredArmy: “My faith remains in Jesus Christ regardless of what nonbelievers and haters want to say or believe.”

You and me both, my FRiend. The apostles and disciples thought it a great honor to suffer for Christ. After all, the world rejected our master. Why would it treat us any better?


27 posted on 04/28/2012 8:06:05 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Surrounded_too

Wait till the Muslims get their ropes on them and see if they enjoy that bondage to the last wretch or the first snap.

They will definitly be enjoying the view from the roofs of tall buildings on the way down ...


28 posted on 04/28/2012 8:11:41 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
What has happened to the land that gave us JOHN KNOX!

The Scots were once known as the People of the Book--i. e. the Bible.

29 posted on 04/28/2012 8:18:05 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Bryan24

Bryan24: “Those who refuse to obey God will burn in hell.”

That is true, but many consider it hate speech. I truly feel very sorry for those who are caught up in this great delusion that Christians are hateful, evil people. Sinners don’t like hearing about sin. They wrongly think everything will be OK if they only manage to silence us “haters.” They don’t even realize they are like people drowning, and we’re the ones who are trying to toss them a life line.

I’m at peace with the Lord. That, my FRiend, is so, so much better than striving against Him. Too many people sell their souls cheap. I was once just like them, understand what drives them, and pity them. The transient, hollow pleasures of sin are worth so very little. All one has to do is surrender to His will. It’s such a simple thing, but it’s so difficult for so many to do.

As far as homosexuality goes, I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. What a sad, dysfunctional way to go through life! I pity them more than most.


30 posted on 04/28/2012 8:24:44 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Cheerio
I have never heard one pro-homo type say anything against Muslims on this issue. Never. It would not be politically correct to take out after the "religion of peace", but Christians are fair game.

In the Quran, there are verses condemning man-on-man sex, but there are other verses indicating men sodomizing young boys is OK.

For example, in heaven they are told that, besides the female virgins,"And there shall wait on them [the Muslim men] young boys of their own, as fair as virgin pearls." (SURA LII:24) and "They shall be attended by boys graced with eternal youth, who will seem like scattered pearls to the beholders." (SURA LXXVI:19)

31 posted on 04/28/2012 8:28:16 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Dilbert San Diego; EternalVigilance
One of the reasons I won't support Mitt Romney for President is the fact that he took it upon himself to inflict gay marriage on Massachusetts. Oh, his apologists have long claimed that the Massachusetts Supreme Court forced him to do so, but that's a lie. The Goodrich opinion did call for the legislature to change the marriage law, but the legislature chose not to change the law. It's accurate to say that then-Gov. Romney single-handedly implemented gay marriage in Massachusetts. No other Governor has done this, and I agree with fellow FReeper EternalVigilance that Mitt Romney was the most liberal state Governor in the history of our nation.

EternalVigilance, by the way, is America's Party 2012 presidential nominee. There's a lot to like about America's Party, including its plan for winning the 2012 election without getting caught up in a big money/big media campaign. America's Party envisions three million Christians, each waging their own front porch campaign, with each meeting goal of turning out twenty voters on election day. Those 60-million votes will win the presidential election, and could win a majority in the US House and a goodly number of seats in the US Senate this year. Come talk with EternalVigilance -- Tom Hoefling -- every Tuesday and Thursday night on the America's Summit call. Details at http://www.selfgovernment.us

32 posted on 04/28/2012 8:33:03 AM PDT by Steve Schulin (Cheap electricity gives your average Joe a life better than kings used to enjoy)
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To: Steve Schulin
Come talk with EternalVigilance -- Tom Hoefling

I'm glad he has a real name. Were I to write in "Eternal Vigilance" it might not result in an actual vote for the party.

33 posted on 04/28/2012 8:49:26 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: markomalley

These leftists like to spout off that “Jesus never addressed the homosexual issue”, which is a lie in reality. Jesus kept the WHOLE LAW perfectly; that meant that he did not practice homosexuality nor condone it.

The law included the admonition of the Lord that homosexuality is abominable to Him. Christ kept that law, as well as all other laws.


34 posted on 04/28/2012 9:01:39 AM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

One thing that made me gag was seeing this one ELCA church in a small town in rural Minnesota flying the abomination rainbow flag. So it’s not limited to the cities.


35 posted on 04/28/2012 9:01:39 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: markomalley

Well, gays must be HETEROPHOBIC then!


36 posted on 04/28/2012 9:19:05 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: markomalley

At this point in time I am torned between preaching to liberals that antibible homosexual charity is a scam run by fascists to punish them and whore them, or letting them get screwed by the fascists who make them believe that and encouraging them to indulge in homosexual feminist whoredom.


37 posted on 04/28/2012 9:23:38 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: markomalley

The attacks against the Bible won’t end with homosexuality, either here in America or overseas. These attacks are aimed directly at the heart of Christianity, intending its eventual demise.


38 posted on 04/28/2012 9:24:24 AM PDT by mtg
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To: markomalley; xzins
Scottish police forces have been told not to accept a gift of free Bibles from the Gideons because the book “condemns homosexuality”.

And all these Homos who claim to be Christians have been telling us that the verses are "just misunderstood". (emphasis on the limp wrist).

Yes, in no uncertain terms, the Bible condemns homosexuality. It is a mortal sin. It is a behavior that should not be encouraged. Practicing homosexuals are going to end up in Hell. That is a promise from God.

Any Homos out there? REPENT!!!!

39 posted on 04/28/2012 9:26:10 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (Virgil Goode! Because everyone else is Bad!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar; All
4 posted on Sat Apr 28 2012 09:12:59 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by Ruy Dias de Bivar: “What has happened to the land that gave us JOHN KNOX!”

Unfortunately, the same thing that has happened to the lands that gave us John Calvin, Abraham Kuyper, and Jonathan Edwards. You don't want to know what incredible wickedness happens today in First Congregational Church of Northhampton and First Congregational Church of Stockbridge, the two Massachusetts churches where Edwards once preached (hint: lesbianism is only part of the evil happening in Northhampton). As for the heritage of Kuyper, to ask to go to the “Old Church” in Amsterdam is a euphemism for wanting a prostitute since it is in that city's red light district. I understand that Calvin's church in Geneva is theologically almost as bad, though my information is outdated and I don't want to speak with authority.

When God removes his candlestick from a church, great indeed is the darkness in the land (cf. Rev. 2:6).

Of course, that's no cause for pessimism from those who profess Christ. “The church has existed from the beginning of the world and will be to the end, for Christ is an eternal King who cannot be without subjects. This holy church is preserved by God against the fury of the whole world, although for a while it may look very small and as extinct in the eyes of man. Thus during the perilous reign of Ahab, the Lord kept for Himself seven thousand persons who had not bowed their knees to Baal” (Belgic Confession, Article 27).

Scotland before the Reformation was a barely civilized wilderness virtually at the edge of Europe. It was poor, its people and even princes were largely uneducated, and the nation had only minimal relevance. Nobody familiar with the subsequent history of Scotland would make such statements about the role of Scotsmen a century or two after the Reformation, and there are reasons that some of the key leaders of the industrial revolution and the development of modern capitalism hailed from Scotland.

As a Protestant, it appears to me that God raised up virtually irrelevant countries like Scotland to shame and embarrass the great powers of the day, especially the Hapsburgs of Spain and what much later became Austria, but also the rulers of France and the various wealthy Italian city-states. I find it interesting that today, Anglicans from Nigeria and Presbyterians from Brazil and Korea are sending missionaries to re-evangelize the nations which not that many generations ago were sending out missionaries.

Who, a hundred years ago, could ever have expected that Presbyterianism and Anglicanism would be collapsing in Scotland and England while the centers of orthodoxy in both confessional traditions would be in nations which the British then considered hopelessly backward?

Christ is an eternal King who cannot be without subjects, but He certainly makes no promises that he won't replace wicked grandchildren of once-faithful subjects by raising up new subjects who possess the faith others merely profess.

40 posted on 04/28/2012 9:43:36 AM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: Bryan24
The homosexual community is a depraved, God denying community. Those who refuse to obey God will burn in hell.

Concise and accurate.

41 posted on 04/28/2012 10:11:20 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Romney vs. Obama? One of them has to lose, rejoice in that fact, whichever it is.)
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To: markomalley

Crazy. It condemns divorce as well but that’s never stopped everyone from getting on with things.


42 posted on 04/28/2012 10:21:55 AM PDT by Natufian (t)
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To: markomalley

Homos are Biblephobic,too. Also, Procrate-o-phobes, Anamoly-o-phobic,and vagina-o-phobic.


43 posted on 04/28/2012 11:05:27 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Bryanw92

That’s just a fantasy. Just look to the once Christian middle East. Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Egypt, Morocco etc... All those countries were once firmly Christian. And now the few surviving Christians are just tiny minorities.

When the West falls Christianity will dwindle to a mere handful on the global scale.


44 posted on 04/28/2012 11:16:15 AM PDT by LastNorwegian
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To: markomalley
the Gay Police Association (GPA)

This would be the largest police association in this country if they establish a base here.

45 posted on 04/28/2012 11:28:15 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: markomalley

So have the police been told the koran is homophobic also?


46 posted on 04/28/2012 11:50:52 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: markomalley

It will be like the Roman government persecuting early Christians, except this time alot of Christians are armed to the hilt.


47 posted on 04/28/2012 12:13:17 PM PDT by MachIV
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To: MachIV

Suggest Twitter 4 Christian Defense Leagues, Use Churches as Coordination Centers, a civic reason to invite neighbors 2 Church. Onward Christian Soldiers!

Just thinking out loud... ;^)


48 posted on 04/28/2012 12:25:29 PM PDT by AnTiw1
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To: markomalley

This is logical. You can embrace sodomy or embrace Christ; you can’t do both.


49 posted on 04/28/2012 12:30:07 PM PDT by MSF BU (n)
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To: markomalley

Can’t’ be. They are made from wood...


50 posted on 04/28/2012 1:31:21 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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