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Pastor Voted Out Church Members

What was your reaction when hearing about the baptist pastor voted out the members for voting for Kerry? I think the only way members should be disfellowshipped is when harm is comming to the church members, NOT based on a political descision. Jesus wouldn't outcast them.

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Amen Richard! I also think any 'Pastor' who would do this should be removed. Now they're embroiled in lawsuits. NOT God's message to love one another!
---NVBarbara on 2/3/08

I think the whole thing is pretty ridiculous. For anyone to believe that the political process is going to save this country is foolish. It is time to cry out to God and no longer trust the institutions of man. "If MY people who are called by MY name, will repent & turn from their evil ways, then I will hear them & heal their land" The evil that God's people must repent of is the trusting of everyone but God.
---RICHARD on 5/2/07

The pastor said he would continue to speak out about abortion. That is good. If he kicked people out of the church because they voted for Kerry, it is wrong to tell people who to vote for, much less kick then out if they don't vote the way he wants. If it is a sound bite buyed for by a polical party that is ok. That is understood to be advertising.
---Ulrika on 5/13/05

I found it very odd that the supporters of the minster tended to be the younger (20s-30s) members, and that the older members (60s+) were the ones opposed to his stance. I always thought it was just the opposite, that the older folks were more conservative.
---mike on 5/12/05

The Democratic party in it's purest sense was good for the common man. The fringe elements have corrupted and perverted their good intentions to make it their own. A Christian must place God's plan above that of Man, and if a political party doesn't place God's plan first it's our obligation to God to not support it!
---Wendell on 5/12/05

Off topic, in reply to Shira...I am a member of a UCC church. Some UCC congregations believe abortion is ok, and some are open and affirming of gays. I believe abortion is murder, and while I believe God loves gays, I don't feel Christians should affirm the lifesytle. So why does my congregation, and our pastor, stay? If we all leave, there is no one left to speak the truth. There may come a day when I feel led to leave, but for now I feel God has me there for a reason, so I stay.
---Tanya on 5/12/05

I saw on CNN this morning that this pastor has resigned the church he was 'leading.'
---NVBarbara on 5/11/05

I read it in the paper Willow. It took place in some small town in NC. You can most likely still pull it up on the Net.
---NVBarbara on 5/11/05

Please, dear one, don't accept this story until you search out the facts. An issue like this needs to be dealt with loving care by the church members otherwise the Christian church becomes more fodder for the media. God gives us Scriptures and He gives us a mouth to communicate openly with our Pastors re anything that is not in line with the Word. We must not be pew sitters only!
---Elsie on 5/11/05

How did the pastor find out that his people voted for Kerry? The vote is not secret in America? Did the pastor explain beforehand why people should not vote for Kerry? Voting for Kerry brings scandal to the church? Without having the rationale it is dificult to comment although I find this issue interesting.

God bless
---lilye6343 on 5/11/05

Shira- Agree. The devil is at work. We do not have the congration's background . Let us get the whole truth before we judge. That is God's job.

The media rejoices when they can make one of ours look bad. This involves "redneck, religous far right wing Republicans". Each word is a buzz word for Christian. If the pastor did put them out for only voting "wrong", he and God will deal with it and the caused lost souls.
---chuck on 5/10/05

I find it strange! i have a question for you did you see this with your own eyes or here about it?
---willow on 5/10/05

That is really interesting. So all these people were voted out by ONE vote. I don't think so.

There is no one here that has the complete story. So don't get excited and feed into the frenzy.

This is again one of those cases where everyone takes sides against the Pastor.
---Elder on 5/10/05

Amen, Richard. another way to look at this is would you be a member of a church who believed in abortion, which is the same thing as murderering children? It is unbelieveable that our great country will spend millions on trying to save an endangered species and kill God's precious gifts He has bestowed upon us for safekeeping. God help us all.
---shira_5965 on 5/10/05

The bible speaks of the shepherd that scatters the flock. He must give an account to God for his actions.
---Bishop_Pradia on 5/10/05

I believe that the answer to this is when God spoke about scattering his sheep.
---Leighwynn on 5/10/05

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It is my understanding they were not voted out because they voted for Kerry, but it was an internal problem and should be kept that way. Of course, the media and the devil are having a heyday with this one. The devil will do anything to make God's house look bad. I truly do not know what the problem is or was. The media will exaggerate everything.
---shira_5965 on 5/10/05

what a sad commentary on our world today!
---casey on 5/10/05

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