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Louisiana, USA: Southern Baptist President – North Korea Threats Are Because of Marriage Equality

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Southern Baptist President Fred LuterAnother of those God’s anger at the gays caused that other thing to happen” stories. This time, from the President of the Southern Baptists, who is also a pastor in New Orleans. On Top Magazine reports:

Southern Baptist President Fred Luter has linked gay marriage to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s recent threat to launch a nuclear strike against the United States… “It could be a possibility. I’m not that strong in prophecy but I would not be surprised that there’s not a connection there simply because of the fact we’ve seen it happen in Scripture before. I would not be surprised that at the time when we are debating same-sex marriage, at a time when we are debating whether or not we should have gays leading the Boy Scout movement, I don’t think it’s just a coincidence that we have a mad man in Asia who is saying some of the things that he’s saying,” Luter said.

Yes, and New Orleans was hit by a tornado because of Southern Decadence. And Hurricane Sandy was God’s wrath for New York’s wicked ways. So how do you explain all the tornados in God’s Country across the bible belt?

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USA: Head of Southern Baptists – Christians Must Prepare for Civil Disobedience Over Marriage Equality

Monday, March 11th, 2013

The leader of the Southern Baptists, Richard Land, says Christians must prepare for civil disobedience when it comes to gay rights laws. Joe.My.God reports:

Land said those issues are non-negotiable, even at the cost of paying fines and going to jail. Parshall said today’s Christians may have to decide whether to “bow our knee” to government or to God. The U.S. Supreme Court will consider cases filed by supporters of same-sex marriage this month, and dozens of lawsuits have been filed against the contraceptive coverage mandate.

We can expect more Christian vendors to turn away gay and lesbian couples.

USA: Southern Baptists Don’t Want Military Chaplains to Even Attend a Gay Wedding

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Religious leaders are disagreeing on how involved military chaplains can be in ceremonies for same-sex marriages or civil unions after the Associated Press reported that Air Force Col. Timothy Wagoner attended one on June 23.

A chaplain of 20 years, Wagoner did not officiate but was quoted as “supporting the community” by attending the ceremony, which took place at the chapel he oversees. Wagoner serves the Southern Baptists, which do not condone same-sex relationships.

Military chaplains are allowed to perform same-sex marriages after the Department of Defense issued its guidance in September 2011, but only in the states where the weddings are legal. And chaplains don’t have to participate in or officiate a ceremony if it violates their religious beliefs.

Authored By Lauren Jow – See the Full Story at The Advocate

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USA: Southern Baptists Adopt Resolution Saying Marriage Equality Is Not a Civil Right

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Southern Baptists Adopt Resolution Saying Gay Marriage Is Not a Civil RightThe Southern Baptist Convention today, at its annual meeting, adopted a resolution saying same-sex marriage is not a civil rights issue.

The resolution, passed nearly unanimously, reiterates the denomination’s long-held belief that marriage is “the exclusive union of one man and one woman” and that “all sexual behavior outside of marriage is sinful,” the Associated Press reports. It also says, “It is regrettable that homosexual rights activists and those who are promoting the recognition of ‘same-sex marriage’ have misappropriated the rhetoric of the Civil Rights Movement.”

The denomination’s new president, Fred Luter, discussed the issue on CNN’s Starting Point this morning as well. He expressed his disagreement with President Obama, saying, “God has specifically spoken about marriage. Marriage is between a man and a woman. That’s biblical. No president, whether it’s a president in the White House, no governor, no mayor, no one can change that. God has already established marriage between a one man and one woman. So I would stand for that because that’s what the word of God says and that’s what I believe in.”

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