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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Bush the church divider

The baptist preacher, who kicked out 9 members of his church because they were democrats and not Bush supporters, is now forced to resign, not because of his intolerance, but because the church may lose its tax-exempt status because of his politicking. There are so many things wrong with this story, that i just don't even have it in me to count them all. So i am just gonna let that one go. Oh, and by the way, if you think the pastor wasn't in the wrong, you would probably like this.


At 5/11/2005 10:28:00 AM, Blogger gatorbait said...

Sam,I'd be a little more exocised about this if it weren't for the fact that certain Preachers back Caligula, Goron and sKerry as well as other lefty candidates, do the same kind of stupidity and nary a word. When the churches that allow unfettered political activity by the Democrats lose their tax-exempt staus, then I 'll be even happier with Billy Bob losing his.
I'll bet I will hear a hell of a lot of crickets chirping before that happens.

Oh ,I am certain our PFAW activist will coment soon, too.

At 5/11/2005 02:24:00 PM, Blogger Kat said...

Actually, legally it's not "wrong" since it is a private organization and can define its membership as it sees fit.

However, as gatorbait indicates, if they use "politics" as a measuring stick, they can lose their tax exempt status.

Further, it's kind of stupid sense it would definitely start affecting church attendence. No or low church attendance = low tithing = no money for the pastor.

so, not illegal, but pretty stupid.

At 5/11/2005 02:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sam, I read yesterday that the media may have gotten this whole thing wrong, (on purpose) and that the pastor may have told his congregation that to vote for ABORTION SUPPORTERS is wrong, since the Baptist Church teaches that abortion is murder, and if the people who voted for abortion supporters (Kerry, for one example) didn't repent, they should leave the church, as that kind of thinking and action, without repentence excludes them from communion with the church family. I read that the pastor resigned, but not why, although the publicity could not have been a good thing for his career.
I'm not a Baptist, but my parents were, and I spent the first 18 years of my life in Baptist churches. Some are very conservative and others more liberal. This was most likely a conservative Baptist Church.


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