Sunday, April 21, 2019

Progressive Kansas City Faith Community Believes In LGBT Church Rights

Another look at this hot topic and a glimpse of politics and the pulpit amid ongoing controversy over access. Take a look:

Angry Metro Clergy Await Homosexuality Decision from United Methodist Church

Right after a governing body of the United Methodist Church in February approved keeping the denomination's ban on gay clergy and on any clergy officiating at same-sex weddings, the Rev. Tex Sample was indignant and defiant. He told worshippers at Trinity United Methodist Church in Midtown Kansas City that their historically gay-friendly congregation would follow "a strategy of refusal and resistance.

34 comments:

Normal White Male - Heterosexual said...

No further comment

Anonymous said...

Sorry, the Bible is very clear on homosexuality.

Super Dave said...

Organized religion has a right to rule on this and has the right to ban all and any gay activities with in their churches.

So I fail to see what all the bitching is about.

Anonymous said...

This article is from Flatland KC.

Flatland KC = KCPT's digital magazine

Flatland KC = KCPT = NPR = Liberal media who promote the Democratic Party's liberal/progressive social agenda

If I go to a United Methodist Church, or any other place of worship, do they ask attendees to declare their sexual identification at the door?
That's NEVER been my experience.

Is seating at the place of worship determined by a person's sexual identification?
That's NEVER been my experience.

What's happening here and throughout society is that homosexual activists continue to seek full recognition as a special class. What's interesting in the field of theology is that, because so many homosexuals historically have sought the same-sex refuge of a religious avocation, we're in the unique position of homosexuals being overly represented in church leadership positions.

Before pursuing a profession in the church, they certainly knew what their holy text had to say about homosexuality. Tolerance is the key to this issue, as in so much of life. Where some cross the line is when they advance past tolerance and move toward the promotion of norms outside the mainstream.

Anonymous said...

There is already an LBGTQIA church community in Kansas City. It is MCC. It has been around for years. The name is "Spirit of Hope".
3801 Wyandotte St., K.C.Mo.
Why don't these people go there?
They can be and do whatever they want.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^

They don't go there because it's too easy, they want something they can't have. They are a lot like muslims they want a fight.

Anonymous said...

Pastor Hamilton said today he had no idea what part of the Bible says to judge and or protest.
My guess is Westboro is an arm of Satan that strives to divide and cause hatred and those members will be lost to their hatred and most likely are very sad and very depressed and self-angry.
I heard one bystander yell at the protesters “ thanks for showing the world what hatred and evil looks like”.
Lord forgive them- for they know what they do.

Anonymous said...

I am not a homosexual but I identify myself as a progressive regarding legal and social issues. This is a biblical issue and my progressiveness ends there. I cannot revise the teachings of the Bible. I approve of the ban on gay clergy within my church.

Anonymous said...

Back in the closet you out if control freaks. There are children watching.

Anonymous said...

Libtards, fags, Islamics and bicyclist all they want to do is rule the world. F__k them.

Anonymous said...

Christ spoke on this topic. LGBT people will not go to live with God when they die and are judged. I may not like that. But since he is God, he calls the shots and that how it stays. If you want to argue with him, then kill yourself, rise from the dead and present your argument to him.

Anonymous said...

Jesus didn’t judge.
Nor should man.
Critics are great for movies.
“Let thee who is without sin cast the first stone”.
Any argument against that is pointless.

Anonymous said...

A man isn't a woman.
A woman isn't a man.
Gay people are nothing but media whore attention seekers who suffered so they think from a lack of attention as a child. When they were forced to stay in the closet we didn't have this public crap going on all the time. We still knew who the gay people were but they behaved themselves didn't make a scene all the time and people left them alone. Then all of a sudden they think they deserve special treatment for their mental affliction and should be allowed to pollute the minds of children everywhere. No child chooses on their own to be gay some existing gay asshole dancing around acting all faggety convencies them that being gay is cool and proper behavior. Prancing around acting gay should get you locked up until you learn how to behave and function in a normal male/female way in life.

Anonymous said...

Did you mean “jumping around like a bunch of Kansas City faggots!”

Super Dave said...

6:47 you best learn what the Bible says before spreading untruths. Jesus saw the Old Testament as being God’s Word, and his attitude toward it was nothing less than total trust. Many people want to accept Jesus, yet they reject a large portion of the Old Testament. So many want to take the words of other and twist them around to meaning something else.

Jesus claimed to love all be he never said that what they did was right. Jesus was unequivocal in saying that to understand marriage and the sexual union, we must go back to the beginning and see how God created humanity and to what end. Jesus and all of scripture approve of no other sexual union than that between a husband and wife. In the Bible sex is not a right, but a gift — given to us by God to share between a man and a woman as it was God who knew what is best for us.

Anonymous said...

If Jesus was a fag he would have been discreet about it.

Anonymous said...

Christianity has for over 2000 years pretty much been unified on homosexuality up until 3 decades ago. The teachings of Christianity didn't change, the people teaching it did.

It's very simple: Organized religion has rules. If your don't like those rules the proper things is to not practice it and find one that reflects your own values, not to coerce the rest of the congregation to reject 2 millennia of theocracy and bend to your whim.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Christians retain the right to be mean & hateful bastards in the name of god, & their stupid book.

Homosexuals are NOT Second Class Citizens, & if the churches are going to discriminate against them, then they should lose that tax exempt status that they should never have had in the first place.

This is wrong.

Anonymous said...

Great! More old people spouting outdated ideas that nobody really wants to hear. Hurry up and die so this most worthless generation can pass from existence along with your ideas. It’s a new world and you people have no place in it!

Anonymous said...

What is that fat troll on the end? Like a freak show dancer?

Anonymous said...

Nobody is saying faggots and lesbians can’t attend and be a part of the Methodist church. They just can’t be leaders or clergy. Feel free to suck all the dick you want, but no way are you to be involved in a leadership role, unless you become normal.

Anonymous said...

i can confirm that i know a child under the age of 5 that has a girl in his class that was telling her classmates that she was going to marry another girl. So he went home and said he was gong to marry a boy, even though a few months ago he said he loved and wanted to marry a girl he knew. They do not know what this means, it IS confusing and makes parents have to have tedious conversations.

Anonymous said...

premature tedious conversations.

Anonymous said...

tedious is the wrong wrong, intricate. premature intricate conversations.

Anonymous said...

tedious may be listening to LGBTQ folks laying out all the LGBTQ and sexual identity narratives to kindergarteners.

Anonymous said...

don't beat homosexuals for being homosexuals, it is good for everybody if LGBTQ folks have healthy self-esteem.

Anonymous said...

whether they like it or not, LGBTQ folks have to be careful hitting on people, some folks just are not cool with that.

Anonymous said...

those are the basics, anything else?

Anonymous said...

I kissed a girl once and it was awful.
I kissed a girl once and it was awful.
I kissed a girl once and it was awful.
lalalala
pitooey pitooey pitooey.
everybody sing along!

Anonymous said...

"Christ spoke on this topic. LGBT people will not go to live with God when they die and are judged. I may not like that. But since he is God, he calls the shots and that how it stays. If you want to argue with him, then kill yourself, rise from the dead and present your argument to him."

Did you actually HEAR Christ speak on this topic? You are accepting on faith teachings that can in no way be substantiated. If you want to accept these teachings, that is your business, but if you want to impose them on me, you're going to have to do better. Much better.

Anonymous said...

5:45 and yet you want to impose your gay agenda on everyone else. Weird.

Anonymous said...

6:37: And yet I have no gay agenda. Weird.

Anonymous said...

Bingo nights are out, so bring on the gay culture events to the church hall, you know, BDSM, glory holes, gang bangs, licking circles...

Anonymous said...

^^^^^Sounds like fun. See you there!