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UK: Leading black Pentecostal pastor backs equal marriage for same-sex couples

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  1. Let us support this brave man for his clear and honest words. Let us join our positive thoughts to break through the differences once more.

  2. TheBrutalKremlin 1 Apr 2013, 12:17am

    WOW. A level head?

  3. I feel like I have just sucked on a mint reading this. How refreshing.

  4. Impressed. Good to know that not all christians are like ‘Lord’ Carey and the ‘Christian’ Institute!

  5. A “christian” will lives in the real world, has his eyes open , doesn’t speak in riddles and cares for fellow human beings. How refreshing!

  6. People like this make Jesus happy.

  7. ColinJones 1 Apr 2013, 6:58am

    Most of his fellow black Christians won’t agree though, the Bible supports slavery and implies that black people are inferior but most black Christians don’t seem to notice those bits.

    1. And you know that for a fact? Or is this just your bigotry

  8. SPeak the truth Rev, the Roman Scriptures are ones said by a man that went back under the law. Am not convinced that he is for same sex marriages…\how many gays /lesbians does he have in his parish?? Saying one thing is one thing but doing it is another -Jesus was pro-active and did things He didnt just say!

    1. It is more than Civil rights as Jesus paid the price even tho there is no law maker in the UK, it is good that he is wantingto stand in the Liberty of Christ tho – i aint hatin’…

      1. ‘…“At its heart, this is a civil rights issue. It is important to note that in the Bible, marriage was fluid and amorphous…’

        clearly the reverend Paul Bailey disagrees with you on both counts

  9. A true christian amongst a sadly a good many who call themselves christian but are really hating harlots. I hope his intelligent view gains ground in such faiths.

    1. It is unfair to say that Christians are playing the harlot – we walk according to what is taught and Pauls teachings which are errornous are being taught. Anyone that is Christ Jesus ‘s is still Jesus’s own- stop bitching

      1. bible is open to all sorts of interpretations, that’s why there are countless strands of christanity and the more bigoted you are the more bigoted interpretation you will want to apply, mr Bailey is a good example that you can be a christian and not bigoted

  10. lts good if he does believe this liberty in Christ tho rather than its a civil rights crap that we in the church are being told it is alot more than Civil Rights esp when there is no law maker in the UK

  11. A good man

  12. “We may not agree with Rev Bailey, (whom I know) but I refuse to demonise my brother!”

    If you demonise gay people you are demonising your brothers idiot. Or do you only demonise people you don’t know?

  13. Fantastic news, rare for a Blacl pastor, lets hope more will follow.

  14. Good to hear of a free thinking Biblical Scholastics in the Pentecostal community.

  15. Well! I would never dream in my wildest dream to congratulate a Pentecostal pastor. That’s something we should encourage and be happy with.

  16. This is welcome news. Thanks to Rev Bailey for speaking out and for his kind, thoughtful and supportive words.

    What I’d like to see is for more like minded religious leaders to be braver and better organised in getting their message across. I am sure thay are as annoyed as I am when Anglican Mainstream get their spokespeople on national news. They are the ones hogging all the media attention, and it needs to change

  17. WOW , IS RIGHT, A HISTORY MAKER FOR THE PENTECOSTALS IN A MAJOR WAY, IN FORT WORTH TEXAS , THEY SAY THAT ANOTHER GROUP OF PENTECOSTAL ALL GAY PEOPLE FORMED THIER OWN CHURCH , WHERE THEY ARE LOVED AND SAFE , THIS TOP LEADER IN THE UK IN THE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH GROUP IS ONE OF TE ONLY REAL CHRISTIAN , MESSAGES FROM ONE OF THEIR KINKD, THE REST ARE FAKE AND , EVIL

  18. IF YOU DO NOT WALKIN IN HUMAN RIGHTS WHICH EQUALS, LOVE KINDNESS , AND CHARITY, WHICH EQUALS HUMANITY , AND GOODWILL, YOU CAN NEVER EVER BE A CHRISTIAN, YOU CANNOT VIOLATE OTHERS IN ANYWAY, THE OTHER PENTECOSTAL LIKE OTHER HATE GROUPS NO THEY ARE WRONG THEY ARE JUST IN SATANIC CLICKS ANAD AABUSIVE KLALAN CLUBS , , THEY ARE IN THE NEWS FOR ABUSE AND PEDEPHILIA TOO, AND MUDERING THEIR WIVES, , GO FIGURE, THEY GET THIE IR , HORIFIC BEHAVIOR FROM AN UNCIVILIZED AND BARBARIC AFRICAN COUNTRY, GO FIGURE,

  19. OBAMA, HAD BETTER UNDERSTAND HE ALSO HAS TO BE AN INDIVIDUAL WHO STANDS UP IN MIDDLE OF THE MASSES AND JUST DO RIGHT BY PEOPLE , NOT TO COMPROMISE WITH ABUSES, HUMAN RIGHTS CRIMES, HE MUST STOP LETTING THE REPUBLICAN PARTY GET HIM TO STOP STANDING UP AN CONFIRM HUMAN RIGHTS CANDIDATES, HE MUST HAVE A BACK BONE, AND STAND ,

  20. cATILIN HANINIGAN, IF SHE IS A HUMAN RIGHTS CANDIDATE AND THER REPUBLICANS CANNOT FIND ANY ACTS OF TERROROISM AND COMPRISE WITH TERRORISM, AND RACISM AND BIGOTRY AND PREJUDICE , WHICH IS TERRORIMS, ACTED OUT, OR ASSAULT AND SEX CRIMES , OBAMA MUST CONFIRM HER, THEY HAE NO CASSE AGAINST HER TO KEEP HER FROM BEING CONFIRME, OBAMA OWE WOMENS RIGHTS THAT ELECTED HIM TO STOP THE RACISM OF WOMEN AND GAY PEOPLE , HE HAD BETTER DO H IS JOB AND DO RIGHT BY BOTH OF THESE PPEOPLE WHO ELECTED ON THAT BASIS, HE OWE THEM HUMAN RIGHT LOYALTY, , ITS JUST RIGHT YOU GET THIER BACKS AND STAND MAN PEOPLE ARE WATCHING HIM,

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