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Old November 24th, 2013, 08:24 AM   #1
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Students Damned by Presbyterian Church by Association

Sunday morning at Myrtle Grove Evangelical Presbyterian Church

Where insidious harm is promoted in the name of religious teaching

A Christian school in North Carolina affiliated with a Presbyterian Church made headlines this week when it released a policy that says it seeks to refuse admission to students if the student or someone in the student's family supports equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans.

Note that this not a school associated with some fringe church. It is affiliated with a Presbyterian church, Myrtle Grove Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

The school's policy reads in part: This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, participating in, supporting, or affirming sexual immorality, homosexual activity, or bisexual activity; promoting such practices; or being unable to support the moral principles of the school.

During the previous two years, Faith In America has been observing a disturbing trend in which the anti-gay religious forces are intensifying their efforts to give spiritual legitimacy to religion-based bigotry toward gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals.

We have seen in recent days the United Methodist Church stepping up its efforts to put on trial pastors in that denomination who bless same-sex weddings.

We have also seen how America's anti-gay religious industry is exporting its religion-based bigotry to other areas around the globe particularly Russia.

When James Dobson, former president of the anti-gay Focus on the Family, said three years ago that the culture war had been lost, many may have thought that the anti-gay religious industry was conceding defeat. Today that would appear a mistaken analysis. Instead, Dobson's words most likely were meant as a wake-up call for the anti-gay religious industry to intensify efforts to place its religious and moral stamp of rejection and condemnation on gay and lesbian people. It seems to be heeding that call.

When we see churches within these "moderate" Methodist and Presbyterian denominations promoting harm toward innocent people, it should serve as a wake-up call for those advancing a much different religious perspective on sexual orientation.

Faith In America is answering that call and we hope you will join us.

You can start by sharing our message about this new religious perspective and our call to end the immense harm caused by religion-based bigotry. Visit this page and learn and how you can help by simply sharing the name and address of someone you would like us to send the materials.

We hope the pastor and congregants at Myrtle Grove Evangelical Presbyterian Church pause for a moment when they pray this morning to think about the immense emotional, psychological and spiritual harm caused to LGBT youth and their families.

Many of these families have lost a child due to this harm a horrible situation that is being committed in the name of Christ's love and understanding. Myrtle Grove Evangelical Presbyterian Church is making a mockery of that love and understanding.

Join our efforts to send a much different message and help us end religion-based bigotry's grotesque harm.

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sorry - no link to article - it came via email
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Heres an idea. Don't go.
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Here's a link. There are a bunch of them.

The Immoral Minority: Christian private school in North Carolina refuses admission to children whose parents are gay. Because you know, WWJD?
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Why would liberals want to send their kids to a Christian school instead of the liberal Common Core education that is freely offered in public school or start a school that specifically teaches what you want taught. You don't get to tell others what to believe. Gawd you libbies are more intolerant than the 1970's Charismatic Christians. How does it feel to know you have turned into what you claim to hate the most. That kind of self hatred must be hard to live with.
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I would think since it's a private school that it would be entirely up to the people who run it to determine the rules as long as no laws are broken. People have the right in the United States to their religious beliefs, regardless if someone thinks they are wrong. That's one of the founding principles of this great nation. Live and let live.
I believe that a private school has the right to refuse admission to a student who they do not believe lives the life the school feels exemplifies their beliefs. But to refuse a student because of what A FAMILY MEMBER may believe???? That's found guilty and damned by association - and not even voluntary association!

I find it archaic - and unbelievably unChristian. Talk about not judging others - how about judging others by the actions of their BROTHERS AND SISTERS?!?!?! shameful, Shameful, SHAMEFUL
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Why would liberals want to send their kids to a Christian school instead of the liberal Common Core education that is freely offered in public school or start a school that specifically teaches what you want taught. You don't get to tell others what to believe. Gawd you libbies are more intolerant than the 1970's Charismatic Christians. How does it feel to know you have turned into what you claim to hate the most. That kind of self hatred must be hard to live with.
how does it feel to be so self-satisfied sanctimonious and pretentiously pious that you completely miss the point of the article?
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how does it feel to be so self-satisfied sanctimonious and pretentiously pious that you completely miss the point of the article?
People have the right to not like who they don't want to like. Why do you want to impose your beliefs on other people? Gawd you people are worse than African missionaries.
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There is one conflict here. I agree that as long as the school isn't accepting public money, they are free to teach their beliefs as they see fit. But in this case they are teaching the kids something that in many applications is against the law of the land. Could this be a disservice to the children?
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There is one conflict here. I agree that as long as the school isn't accepting public money, they are free to teach their beliefs as they see fit. But in this case they are teaching the kids something that in many applications is against the law of the land. Could this be a disservice to the children?
R I did a search on this church. Absolutely nothing anywhere suggested that they are in anyway against anyone. You would think Tris would check this stuff out before making people look like the Philps first.
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