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Nashville-based pastor Kent Christmas is at it again. We recently reported on how the preacher (sporting some nice rainbow shirt buttons) warned a large audience in Washington DC of how the “demonic spirit” of homosexuality was taking over Christian children and was coming after “our seed”.


This week, he was preaching about the high suicide rate amongst
 

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“Pastor says…” has become vaguely similar to “Florida man shoots…”
 

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Also, is that really the shirt he chose to wear for this address?

Methinks Mr. Christmas may be privately sturggling with some suicidal feelings relating to some thoughts and feelings he hasn't told his wife about! Or, the bless poor woman, perhaps some that he has told her about.
 

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Also, is that really the shirt he chose to wear for this address?

Methinks Mr. Christmas may be privately sturggling with some suicidal feelings relating to some thoughts and feelings he hasn't told his wife about! Or, the bless poor woman, perhaps some that he has told her about.

I'm really not sure Candy Hemphill actually married him.
There's a dearth of info on them over the net, and what there is is contradictory, that they're married, not married, divorced, never married...
But if they did marry, she'd be Christmas, Candy.
 

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Also, is that really the shirt he chose to wear for this address?

Methinks Mr. Christmas may be privately sturggling with some suicidal feelings relating to some thoughts and feelings he hasn't told his wife about! Or, the bless poor woman, perhaps some that he has told her about.

I'm really not sure Candy Hemphill actually married him.
There's a dearth of info on them over the net, and what there is is contradictory, that they're married, not married, divorced, never married...
But if they did marry, she'd be Christmas, Candy.

Ah, you know more about them than I do.

Though if she's a Hemphill, there's a chance she's some sort of distant cousin to me.

Man, I gotta say how much I love it when divorcees tell me that my lifestyle is threatening the Christian insitution of marriage. The Bible doesn't say jack shit about gays marrying, but it has some pretty strong words about divorce.
 
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Also, is that really the shirt he chose to wear for this address?

Methinks Mr. Christmas may be privately sturggling with some suicidal feelings relating to some thoughts and feelings he hasn't told his wife about! Or, the bless poor woman, perhaps some that he has told her about.

I'm really not sure Candy Hemphill actually married him.
There's a dearth of info on them over the net, and what there is is contradictory, that they're married, not married, divorced, never married...
But if they did marry, she'd be Christmas, Candy.

Ah, you know more about them than I do.

Though if she's a Hemphill, there's a chance she's some sort of distant cousin to me.

Man, I gotta say how much I love it when divorcees tell me that my lifestyle is threatening the Christian insitution of marriage. The Bible doesn't say jack shit about gays marrying, but it has some pretty strong words about divorce.

She's connected to some Southern gospel-thumping family.

And, yeah, violating actual scripture to tell me god hates what i'm doing....gotta laugh.
 

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Old news. That schtick has been used for a long time.

Pat Robertson for one.

Natural disasters punishment for homosexuality.
 

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Old news. That schtick has been used for a long time.

Pat Robertson for one.

Natural disasters punishment for homosexuality.

True. It’s as old as religions. Preachers have always said that anything bad that happens to people doings things they don’t personally approve of, is god’s (or gods’) punishment. But when the same things happen to high level donors among the flock, it “happens for a reason” and is god working in mysterious ways.
 

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When Ben Franklin showed lightning to be a natural electrical phenomena it caused a minor theological sttir.

Some believed lighting was a sign from 'heaven above'. If it it hit your barn it was a sign.

Protective lightning rods were considered by some an abomination to god.
 

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When Ben Franklin showed lightning to be a natural electrical phenomena it caused a minor theological sttir.

Some believed lighting was a sign from 'heaven above'. If it it hit your barn it was a sign.

Protective lightning rods were considered by some an abomination to god.

That's a pretty weak God if his wrath can be defeated with an iron pole.
 

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God works in mysterious ways beyond our understanding.
 

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Protective lightning rods were considered by some an abomination to god.

Somewhere along the line they changed their mind about that, since churches are now routinely festooned with lightning rods.
 

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When Ben Franklin showed lightning to be a natural electrical phenomena it caused a minor theological sttir.

Some believed lighting was a sign from 'heaven above'. If it it hit your barn it was a sign.

Protective lightning rods were considered by some an abomination to god.

That's a pretty weak God if his wrath can be defeated with an iron pole.


Biblegod is easily defeated by iron chariots and iron poles. Also by people having sex outside marriage, people coveting their neighbor's ass, people eating shellfish, people worshiping false gods and so on. Talk about a weak-ass god!
 

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Protective lightning rods were considered by some an abomination to god.

Somewhere along the line they changed their mind about that, since churches are now routinely festooned with lightning rods.
Unfortunately, that freed up alter boys up for other roles, as they used to have to run up and ring the bells to ward off demons...
 

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I'd say suicide is more to do with harassment and avulse by so called moral Christians than anything lese.
 

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I'd say suicide is more to do with harassment and avulse by so called moral Christians than anything lese.
I haven't got published statistics, but I've been really out for a long time. I've got a lot of experience with self destructive behavior by gays, particularly men. It's totally this.

Being taught since before you have any inkling of sexual attraction that gays are abominations who may as well drink and drug and screw themselves to death, because they're going to Hell anyway, has a way of psychologically damaging young people. Society has changed a good deal in the last few decades.
However, that Christian teaching is still very much out there.
Tom
 

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OOOH, I bet that pastor also "thinks it's wrong" and "hates doing it." wink, wink.
 

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OOOH, I bet that pastor also "thinks it's wrong" and "hates doing it." wink, wink.
Kinda like Ted Haggard.

A multimillionaire Christian preacher who probably felt terrible while he was banging the gay prostitute and doing meth, while his wife and kids waited at home. Doubtless spending all that money that his "flock" provided.

He and his family and his church are all so Christian I can't stand it.
Tom
 

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It occurs to me that i do not obey hundreds of the biblical commandments.
I have told lies.
I may have seethed kids in their mother's milk. I sure haven't taken steps to prevent it in the home, or asked waiters if the staff took such steps. And if any groceries are Kosher it's sheer coincidence.
My house does not have a knee-high parapet.
I do not love God, fear Him, or sanctify His name.
I embarrass others.
I have shaved my beard.
I have withheld food from my wife (I asked THREE TIMES if she wanted fries. THESE are MY fries.)

And so on, and so on....and never once have i noticed that in doing these Wrong-By-God things have i felt the tiniest urge to kill my self* in penance. Weird.


*Full disclosure, after the fries incident, she probably would have made it look like a suicide. But, Toblerone to the rescue.
 

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We need more gay sex in this world.
 

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Damn.

I thought we needed either more tolerance of gay sex, or a LOT more 'who give's a rat's'. Like B- blood types. More, less, not my problem, really.
 

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We need more gay sex in this world.
I've asked the question before, and never gotten much response.
Suppose increasing homosexuality is God's way reducing the human birth rate. Are you ignoring God's will by denouncing it?

"8 billion and growing! Oy Vey! Enough with the be fruitful and multiply already."

Tom
 

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We need more gay sex in this world.
I've asked the question before, and never gotten much response.
Suppose increasing homosexuality is God's way reducing the human birth rate. Are you ignoring God's will by denouncing it?

"8 billion and growing! Oy Vey! Enough with the be fruitful and multiply already."

Tom
The Bible does say that it's better for a man and woman not to marry, if they can at all restrain themselves from doing so:

"Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I am. But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion. To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband."

I've always thought that clarification at the end was a pretty damning one for the Biblical literalist crowd, by the way. But that's neither here nor there. They do not pride themselves on reason, they who cling to the bare word of the text for wisdom.
 
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