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Interfaith service planned for PRIDE Week

June 1, 2013

PARKERSBURG — Area church officials will be getting involved with a new event for the area this year, Mid-Ohio Valley PRIDE Week. The Rev. Janice ....

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Whitney

Jun-11-13 1:19 PM

Geez people. Please read your comments before you post them. The lack of the basics, such as, grammar, spelling and run on sentences offends me more than anything. I have read a couple posts 2-3 times and still can't figure out what you're talking about.

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MadAsHeck

Jun-07-13 8:41 AM

It's sad to see people quote the Bible, out of context and with no real understanding. If only they took the time to really read the Bible, instead of cutting and pasting quotes from some web page that supports their agenda. Don't get me wrong, self proclaimed Christians do it as often (or not more) than Atheists and other non-Christians.

Taking Levitical laws out of context shows ZERO understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Can we learn from them? Yes. Can they help teach us and help define sin? Yes. Can they be taken out of context? Yes.

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mythravere

Jun-04-13 7:33 PM

Its amazing that we to this day with our knowledge of ourselves our planets history and its place in the vastness of the universe believe that some being created all of this.

Maybe so. But! Look at the level of engineering in our universe. From the formation of a snowflake to the physics that allow us to post on websites like this and the amazing but yet simple way a sugar maple seed makes it way to the ground.

All of that being said. I must say given the intelligence necessary to create all of THIS that is around us. I find a lot mentioned in the bible with its rules and whatnot to be downright petty.

Why would he11 and and the various stances the bible says that god the creator takes be useful to something with so much power?

Think long and hard about that.

God as defined by the MAN is nothing more than a man made construct.

Has anyone ever considered that why we are here may not be answerable.

There may be no reason. So why fight over who is in the "right"?

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Wonderingwhy

Jun-04-13 8:47 AM

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Jun-04-13 8:47 AM

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wasted1112

Jun-04-13 7:14 AM

The hatred is amazing..if we are wrong then I will have to assume the almighty God will judge that. what you and I should do while we remain here is get along love our families friends and make this the best life we can. You realize u do not have to agree with us..as I do not agree with a lot others do gay or straight,but as long as they aren't affecting my personal walk IM not badgering. My loving sleeping with and marrying a woman does not take any thing away from you. Only gains peace for me:)

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LisaTanner

Jun-04-13 1:15 AM

Cont- '7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle-room here? 8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev. 19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? Lev. 24:10-16. Couldn’t we just burn them to death at a private family affair, like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? 20:14'

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LisaTanner

Jun-04-13 1:09 AM

Continued- '3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual unseemliness – Lev. 15: 19-24. The problem is how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offence. 4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord – Lev. 1:9. The problem is my neighbours. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them? 5. I have a neighbour who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2. clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it? 6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination – Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don’t agree. Can you settle this? Are there ‘degrees’ of abomination?'

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LisaTanner

Jun-04-13 1:03 AM

Excerpts from a letter to Dr Laura Schlesinger from James M Kauffman. Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God’s Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination… end of debate. I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other elements of God’s Laws and how to follow them. 1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighbouring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can’t I own Canadians? 2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

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revealthetruth

Jun-03-13 8:25 PM

This gaywithgod is a total pervert ..Let see what God says about pride...Proverbs 6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, Now I wonder why he just talks about a lying tongue because hes got one.didnt even mention a proud look which is number one on Gods abomination list..repent you sodomites you will not parade your sin down main st. with being rebuked.

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revealthetruth

Jun-03-13 8:18 PM

God hates sin Christian shouldnt you? I dont have Homophobia but Homo- nausea it makes me sick,sick, sick, and also the land land is sick and defiled by these Sodomites. Leviticus 18.22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. 23 Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion. 24 Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: 25 And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants. also read ..Romans 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is [against nature: ] its not only against God but nature too.any questions?

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revealthetruth

Jun-03-13 8:12 PM

I will promise this Pastors in this area that are born again better come out and stand aginst this wicked sin of Sododmy. If you dont then you condone this wicked meeting ...If you do then you condemn this sin which is it going to be? The Psalmist ask..Psalms 94:16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? Or will you be a cowardly Christian? and sit home and let sin come in to our town without resistance.you choose.

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revealthetruth

Jun-03-13 8:06 PM

This Gay Pride week is an abomination to a Holy God .and dont mention family .This is not a family event but a pervert event and will be protested..and many will come against this wicked, perverted lifestyle..Family is one man one woman that God has put together to reproduce.this is a recruiting endeavor and will not be tolerated.

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radical1

Jun-03-13 6:49 PM

The handful of biblical passages that are used to classify same-sex attraction as "sin" are completely taken out of context and mis-applied -- particularly to the modern day Most LGBT persons today are well aware of these so-called "clobber passages." Absolutely none of these verses [or any other biblical verses] refer to mutual, loving relationships between adult persons of the same sex. The Bible should be used to point people to a relationship with God and with each other. To use it as a weapon to harm and divide people is simply wrong.

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MadAsHeck

Jun-03-13 4:07 PM

Christ never said for us to condone sin, just the opposite.

We are taught to love one another, we are not taught that telling each other that sin is OK (that's not loving).

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gaywithGod

Jun-03-13 3:59 PM

i have to wonder....to all you rightous christians.scriptures said i came to you hungry and you fed me ..i came thirsty and you gave me food..i was naked and you clothed me..and what so ever you did to the least of these you did unto me....so when a gay person approaches you hand extended in brotherhood as one under gods creations and you despise ,ridicule,harm,judge,shun,i have to wonder if jesus would feel "you have done unto me"

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MadAsHeck

Jun-03-13 9:52 AM

Sin is sin, period. Organizations/preachers/congregations teaching acceptance of a specific sin is not surprising though:

Isaiah 5:20 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!

Christ associated with/visited/preached to the most undesirable of society, not only love, but of repentance.

This event is clearly not about repentance, but of acceptance of sin. That is not what Christ instructed.

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LisaTanner

Jun-03-13 4:59 AM

A debased mind, hum that does give rise for thought. As I ponder my years of church going, I must say I believe I have seen a few debased minds.Not sure, but I don't think they are the gays who are looking for a church to accept them and invite them in to worship God. Nope, in my experience they are sneakier than that. I think I may recognize a debased mind spot on, and not always, but usually it requires little discernment. Deceiving others into thinking they are up to God work, while they molest children,take advantage of young women/men. Pedophiles, I can see why you may want to watch out for them, and what of the churches that condone it. Do you think they exchanged God's truth for a lie. Do you suppose they will receive the due penalty for their error, without my help? Churches are full of people pretending to be up to Gods work, yet the stingiest, most judgmental, and creepiest people I have ever met has been in church's. Churches doing their job should be a magnet for the like.

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LisaTanner

Jun-03-13 3:23 AM

Do you believe the scripture you posted has to do with consensual sexual relations between people, of any sexual orientation who care about and are committed to one another? If you believe those scriptures are directly referring to gays, then why on earth would you ever befriend one. Don't read too close, you may find some of yourself in that scripture, impure hearts, consumed with passion, and not just doing but giving approval to those who do them. APPROVE- not to be confused with condoning, which is merely overlooking. I urge you, since you seem to be worried about it, take a poll in your church, try to find out how how may sexual partners your divorcee's have had. They may see a bit of themselves in those scriptures, if they are honest. And are they teaching Sunday school? There is plenty of sin to go around. Yes, the Bible, not us. God, not you. You are responsible for how you use or misuse the Holy Word, best to apply it to you, instead of using it to point fingers.

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LisaTanner

Jun-03-13 2:24 AM

AWVMOM - Condone, meaning disregard-overlook. No one is overlooking sin. We are all sin, even you and your church leaders. To pretend otherwise, means your church is delusional and believe themselves to be Gods. You or your church leaders can not know anothers relationship with God, only God can know. Instead of habitually focusing on anothers sin, maybe you should work on your own. Jesus liberated us to serve God, in spite of ourselves. I do not deserve my salvation, I did not earn it, it is a gift. Beating people over the head with Bible verses, is a misuse.The Bible is to apply to your walk with God and interpretation requires Divine help. What is sin? It's origin is evil. I have plenty of my own sin to worry about, the ? of sexual orientation being evil, wrong, natural, unnatural-will be part of Judgement. Hermaphrodites must be really evil, they surely struggle with sexual orientation, while others marry, woops divorce,woops remarry,sorry God, I'm sure I got it right this time.

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awvmom

Jun-02-13 11:04 PM

I didn't have room for the reference. The passage is from Romans 1:18-32. Those of you who say you love God but are still gay, what are you doing about this command? And Ms. Hill, how can you condone it in a church?

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awvmom

Jun-02-13 11:00 PM

I don't want to ever put anyone down for being different,& I have gay friends. But the Bible says 24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.

28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done...32... they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them. The Bible, not we ourselves, should be our guideline in all matters.

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LisaTanner

Jun-02-13 6:09 AM

Do hermaphrodites fit into this sin free picture churches look for? Is it sinful to possess, from birth, aspects of both male and female genitalia, and possibly possessing both male and female tendencies? Could they become valuable Christian? Is it possible that people can be born with both male and female tendencies, but possess only one genitalia or female tendencies yet possess male genitalia? If so, do they have value, could they dare to be Christian? In a perfect world, we would be heterosexual, have one sex partner for life, and raise children. Is there room in Gods church for people who don’t fit this scenario? Was Jesus condemning consensual sexual relations between people who are committed and love each other, or could he have been speaking out against deviant sexual behavior perpetrated on non-consensual victims, or both? I encourage you to read an open letter at ***********nakedcapitalism****/2010/03/an-open-letter-to-dr-laura-schlesinger.html

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LisaTanner

Jun-02-13 5:46 AM

Did God understand the human condition to struggle with sin? Does God wants only perfect people in church pews and pulpits? Could perfect church goers learn from the Mary Magdalene’s of the world, or do we need to wait until they are sin free, and is that possible? Do church people have pretending down to an art and the best pretenders have Divine right to say who needs rejected, who has value, who could never be a good Christian example?

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LisaTanner

Jun-02-13 5:44 AM

What an excellent job churches have done in rejecting and keeping the undesirables out of church pews -unwed mothers, children born out of wedlock, divorcee’s, indigents , drinkers, mentally ill, gay people, biracial families, and others overtly and covertly rejected. When will churches start rejecting fat people. They have obvious, open sin. They corrupt others, especially the youth, and should never teach Sunday school. Yet, obesity is practically a requirement in some churches, they brag that services revolving around potlucks. I may be wrong, but I am not the gate keeper. I would rather error on the side of being inclusive, open to the plight and suffering of others, willing to sustain from judgment, being mindful that only God can know the heart. King David, engaged in horrible sin was said to be one of God’s favorite. Should scriptures be applied to our own lives, or shoved down the throats of others?

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