1. This above all shall ye take as my first command: Thou shalt treat living beings as they want to be treated. And the second commandment is like unto it:
Methodist Pastor, Rev. Frank Schaefer, was given his ordination credentials back today after being stripped of them 6 months ago for performing a wedding for his gay son. After serving a 30 day suspension for performing the ceremony and then refusing to denounce the practice of marrying same-sex couples he was bounced from the denomination and stripped of his ministry rights in the church. That was remedied and made right today.
What do Conan O’Brien, Sharon Stone, Sir Ian McKellen, Goldie Hawn, Bryan Cranston, Johnny Carson, Tony Danza, Jimmie Joe Reeves, and I all have in common? This isn’t a trick question! We are all ordained ministers with the Universal Life Church. Talk about good company.
I recently started binge watching True Blood. I know, I know, I might take a hit on the point balance on my gay card for getting such a late start. There is only so much time in the day and after working, trying to run QL, and having a little bit of life, I have been remiss in not enjoying this show. While it’s certainly not the greatest show I’ve ever seen I have enjoyed and I wanted to post a blog about my biggest takeaway from the first season.
– most of the stuff in the bible either never happened, or didn’t happen the way it’s recorded
the bible ‘canon’ was created by a committee who chose whatever supported their particular agenda
the gospels are not “eye-witness” accounts – they were written much later to be used as propaganda
The same jury of pastors that convicted Rev. Frank Schaefer of breaking his vows suspended him from his ministerial duties for 30 days Tuesday.
SPRING CITY, PA. — Frank Schaefer gets to keep calling himself a Methodist pastor — at least for the next 30 days.
The United Methodist clergyman convicted of breaking church law for officiating at his son’s same-sex wedding was suspended late Tuesday, and ordered by a jury of his fellow pastors to surrender his credentials in a month if he can’t bring himself to adhere to the laws of the church’s Book of Discipline.
Frequently Asked Questions.
• Why do you not believe in God?
o There is no credible evidence, just like there is no evidence for Gods you
don’t believe in (Thor, Zeus, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, etc).
• Where do your morals come from?
o A combination of life experience, family, human nature, and the good
sense to treat others the way I would like to be treated.
• What is the meaning of life? Continue reading
As Father Helminiak points out, the Bible has no concept of homosexuality, which is a modern concept and word. What one can study is what the Bible says about what we would class as some forms of homosexual behavior. But the biblical authors lacked the concept, and so could not classify anything as homosexual. Therefore, there can be no general condemnation of homosexual behavior (our concept) in the Bible, like it or not. That’s the fact.
Now with Westboro Mingle, you can find your partner in God and in Hate!
To see what the site really looks like, you have to continue after the jump! :-p