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US: Pastor put on ‘trial’ for officiating at his son’s same-sex wedding ceremony

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  1. Christopher Coleman 30 Sep 2013, 7:16pm

    It is very surprising that so many parts of the USA are very backward. Their attitudes are what one might expect from ill-educated third world peasants. However, it is not unlikely that, upon investigation, the peasants might turn out to be fairly enlightened.

    In his defence the pastor should remind his congregation that Jesus said “Judge not, and you will not be judged”. They’ve probably heard those words countless times, but never realized they are meant to be acted upon.

  2. A pastor and loving father totally accepts his son’s sexuality and his choice of partner. But the vile homophobic bigots in his ‘flock’ put him on ‘trial’? Why can these people not actually read the bible? If they are ‘christians’, why don’t they reject the rantings of the old testament? They should learn to practice what Jesus taught (if he ever really existed). “LOVE ONE ANOTHER”, “JUDGE NOT LEST YE BE JUDGED” and all the rest.

  3. Now he’s going on trial, AFTER what happened in 2007? Trying to divide a Fathers love for his son after 6 years. Maybe the trouble makers need to be tried, and see if THEY should be allowed into the flock?

    1. Bruce Johnsen 1 Oct 2013, 12:51am

      This is an excellent idea. He should convene a mock trial of the bigots and see if they truly deserve to be in the flock or expelled from his church. It seems to me that his is the most deserving of Christ’s love.

  4. What a fantastic father especially as he knows what he faces.

    What a sickening group of people they are that would want to punish a father for officiating his sons wedding.

    I wish him all the best.

  5. The Zion United Methodist Church are behaving like the tyrant persecutors in the Salem witch trials of the 17th Century – does the church realise how backward and despotic they appear to the civilised world? They just bring ridicule upon themselves.

  6. Derek Williams 30 Sep 2013, 11:29pm

    Religion is the scourge of the homosexual.

    1. Religion is the scourge of humanity!

    2. I like what Mahatma Ghandi said: “I like your Christ. I do not care for your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ.”

    3. “of the homosexual”? LOL. Where are you from, the 1940s?

  7. What “crime” did he commit?! None! So how can he be put on trial? Ridiculous. What is wrong with these people?

    1. Simple. They are religious brainwashed bigots. I’d like to bet they are all over 50 and support the KKK.

      1. Ageist post !

  8. Good luck, dear man. I hope, if your congregation do send you packing, that you find something more productive to do with your life.

  9. This wonderful family should stop wasting time with these dreary bigots.

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