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Baptist group ejects church for pastor's gay rights support
WOWK TV NEWS 13 ^ | May 2, 2018 | WOWK

Posted on 05/02/2018 5:52:35 PM PDT by Morgana

Edited on 05/02/2018 6:37:08 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) - A church in West Virginia has been voted out of its local Baptist association because its pastor says gays and lesbians should be welcomed.

The Times West Virginian reports the Fairmont Baptist Association voted to disfellow the First Baptist Church in early April.


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TOPICS: Current Events; Evangelical Christian; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: baptist; homosexualagenda
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1 posted on 05/02/2018 5:52:35 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

When you think you know better than God.


2 posted on 05/02/2018 5:55:12 PM PDT by LukeL
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To: LukeL

Woman “pastor” = totally against God’s will, what do you expect.


3 posted on 05/02/2018 5:57:57 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord God Almighty, deliver us from this evil in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, amen.)
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To: Morgana

“Pastor” Valerie obviously makes up her own rules, ignoring the Bible.


4 posted on 05/02/2018 5:58:21 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Morgana

Sodomy is not a civil right.


5 posted on 05/02/2018 6:00:29 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Life is about ass, you're either covering, hauling, laughing, kicking, kissing, or behaving like one)
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To: Morgana

Do the letter’s of Paul mean nothing to these Churches?


6 posted on 05/02/2018 6:01:08 PM PDT by LukeL
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To: LukeL

... Romans 1:18-32 ... these days if you blink it starts happening somewhere else.

Either stand and fight against this spirit of perversion or run for the exit.to someplace you can stand and fight from. Never ever compromise. Compromise with evil is still evil.


7 posted on 05/02/2018 6:02:24 PM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: Morgana

**Pastor Valerie Gittings**

Well there’s your problem right there.


8 posted on 05/02/2018 6:03:04 PM PDT by Gamecock (In church today, we so often find we meet only the same old world, not Christ and His Kingdom. AS)
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To: Morgana

This is great news. Christians understand an abomination to God. It is a matter of our 1st amendment rights to speech AND religion. Faggots are very sick and need shock treatments for cure. They can be cured of this mental illness.


9 posted on 05/02/2018 6:03:12 PM PDT by raiderboy (" we’ll close down the country because we need border" DJT NOW !!)
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To: Morgana

progressive Christians = OXYMORON


10 posted on 05/02/2018 6:03:18 PM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: Ouderkirk

People forget the other lesson of Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot’s wife “looked” back on the city as she fled. The more appropriate translation would be turned back or lagged behind. She wasn’t fully ready to trust God and still had a desire for her old wicked ways. This is what the modern church has become, you are forgiven and go and sin some more.


11 posted on 05/02/2018 6:03:38 PM PDT by LukeL
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To: Morgana

And that’s a problem because....?


12 posted on 05/02/2018 6:04:56 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (You Say "White Privilege"...I Say "Protestant Work Ethic")
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To: txrefugee

These days people think that something that should be seen as evidence of God’s wrath (homosexuality being championed) is “progress”. This is probably part of how it will be that even though Revelation is happening all around them folks will still not repent.


13 posted on 05/02/2018 6:05:48 PM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: Morgana

BTW way, women have no ordination before God, They are mandated to keep their heads covered and their mouths shut except addressing questions to their husbands.


14 posted on 05/02/2018 6:05:51 PM PDT by raiderboy (" we’ll close down the country because we need border" DJT NOW !!)
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To: Morgana
A church in West Virginia has been voted out of its local Baptist association because its pastor says gays and lesbians should be welcomed.

Everyone should be welcome at church, but pretending that homosexuality is normal should not be a stance of any church.

15 posted on 05/02/2018 6:07:56 PM PDT by libertylover (If people come here legally, they're immigrants; if they come here illegally, they're invaders.)
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To: Morgana

Did the elders have a say in this? Or is this preacher alone, radical enough to steer the whole congregation? As it will become a homosexual church.


16 posted on 05/02/2018 6:09:09 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Morgana
Pastor Valerie Gittings had endorsed a local human rights ordinance protecting sexual orientation.

It shouldn't have come to that. Having a female "pastor" should have done it.

17 posted on 05/02/2018 6:15:43 PM PDT by Gil4 (And the trees are all kept equal by hatchet, ax and saw)
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To: Gamecock
**Pastor Valerie Gittings** Well there’s your problem right there.

Was just going to post that.

18 posted on 05/02/2018 6:18:26 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: raiderboy
I dunno about shock treatments. I knew a pretty damaged individual in my hometown who got ECT --- this was 40+ years ago in a state mental institution--- for his various behavioral problems. It's possible the ECT may even have saved his life for mitigating his severe depression (I don't know) but in terms of homosexuality, he ended up with his promiscuously sodomite behavior unchanged.

I think he needed intensive spiritual counseling. He was a poor suffering wretch. I was at the time a staffer at a church-based homeless shelter, and I and the other staff truly worked hard to get him involved in volunteer work to keep him out of trouble.

19 posted on 05/02/2018 6:20:38 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (What does the LORD require of you: to act justly, to love tenderly, and to walk humbly with your God)
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To: libertylover

Correct.

Everyone is welcome at church, but that doesn’t mean the church condones all behavior shown by parishioners. At least, it should be discouraging sinful character.

When I see there is a female pastor, I figure we’re in trouble. Don’t really have problem with them but it usually means “liberal”.


20 posted on 05/02/2018 6:21:36 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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