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Church under investigation for allegedly holding down gay man to pray away sexuality
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Church under investigation for allegedly holding down gay man to pray away sexuality
Church under investigation for allegedly holding down gay man to pray away sexuality

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Church under investigation for allegedly holding down gay man to pray away sexuality
Churches must be desperate for congregants if they're resorting to S&M nights.
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Church under investigation for allegedly holding down gay man to pray away sexuality
The only desperation here is to assert, completely contrary to all evidence, that non-traditional, unaccepted sexual configurations are purely a spiritual aberration for which the only remedy is a spiritual ritual; also, that they are entirely a matter of choice if only the transgressor will submit to the will of god and the ministry of the holy spirit.

That it is sadistic is dismissed via special pleading. It's the same logic whereby they imagine holy wars where evil-doers are slain after rejecting a magnanimous offer of clemency if they will simply repent. It's the same logic Jesus uses: love me or burn in hell forever.
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Church under investigation for allegedly holding down gay man to pray away sexuality
Of course you understand that the Catholic Church has  no problem whatsoever with a person being gay!

----being a PRACTISING gay is another matter entirely.

The church's perfectly reasonable position is  that anyone suffering with such an affliction must commit to a lifetime of celibacy, in thought, word and deed. OR ,which is a far too often true; pretend to be straight,  get married, kids, the whole bit. --I have had friends in that position. Often, it kind of works. I guess one simply ignores the anguish of 'the sufferer'.

Will someone tell me again exactly where in the New Testament Jesus condemns homosexuality? I seem to have  forgotten    Huh
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Church under investigation for allegedly holding down gay man to pray away sexuality
"I wanted to go to church and make my mom proud,” Cormie said."

I wonder if he succeeded?
Being told you're delusional does not necessarily mean you're mental. 
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Church under investigation for allegedly holding down gay man to pray away sexuality
Can the Christians pray away racism?
Why does the porridge bird lays his eggs in the air?

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Church under investigation for allegedly holding down gay man to pray away sexuality
(09-19-2019, 03:12 AM)Cheerful Charlie Wrote: Can the Christians pray away racism?

Don't know if anyone has actually tried it. I guess a christian might pray to have the racism and prejudice  of people against THEM to be removed. 

Thought for the Day "Christian; One who believes that the New Testament is a divinely inspired book admirably suited to the spiritual needs of his neighbour. One who follows the teachings of Christ in so far as they are not inconsistent with a life of sin" . ( Ambrose Bierce)
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Church under investigation for allegedly holding down gay man to pray away sexuality
(09-19-2019, 01:52 AM)grympy Wrote: Of course you understand that the Catholic Church has  no problem whatsoever with a person being gay!

----being a PRACTISING gay is another matter entirely.

The church's perfectly reasonable position is  that anyone suffering with such an affliction must commit to a lifetime of celibacy, in thought, word and deed. OR ,which is a far too often true; pretend to be straight,  get married, kids, the whole bit. --I have had friends in that position. Often, it kind of works. I guess one simply ignores the anguish of 'the sufferer'.

Will someone tell me again exactly where in the New Testament Jesus condemns homosexuality? I seem to have  forgotten    Huh

It sure as shit wasn't in this part.

Quote: Mark 14:48 “Am I leading a rebellion,” said Jesus, “that you have come out with swords and clubs to capture me? 49 Every day I was with you, teaching in the temple courts, and you did not arrest me. But the Scriptures must be fulfilled.” 50 Then everyone deserted him and fled.

51 A young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, was following Jesus. When they seized him, 52 he fled naked, leaving his garment behind.
Robert G. Ingersoll : “No man with a sense of humor ever founded a religion.”
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Church under investigation for allegedly holding down gay man to pray away sexuality
(09-19-2019, 01:52 AM)grympy Wrote: Of course you understand that the Catholic Church has  no problem whatsoever with a person being gay!

----being a PRACTISING gay is another matter entirely. 

As a great man once said, "I don't want him to Practice, I want him for fucking real"  Thumbs Up
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