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Old September 8th, 2017, 05:06 AM   #41
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Please source your figures.
Half of all church fires in past 20 years were arsons | Pew Research Center


Indeed, about half of all the fires at houses of worship in the past 20 years were intentionally set, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of data from the ATF. Of the 4,705 reported fire incidents at houses of worship between 1996 and 2015, 2,378, or 51%, had been ruled intentional as of July.
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Old September 8th, 2017, 05:49 AM   #42
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I just read an article that says to me. "I am gay and your not putting me on the pedestal I deserve"
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Old September 8th, 2017, 06:32 AM   #43
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Half of all church fires in past 20 years were arsons | Pew Research Center


Indeed, about half of all the fires at houses of worship in the past 20 years were intentionally set, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of data from the ATF. Of the 4,705 reported fire incidents at houses of worship between 1996 and 2015, 2,378, or 51%, had been ruled intentional as of July.
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Old September 8th, 2017, 07:25 AM   #44
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I'm not really seeing the point of the thread, sure we get it Homosexuals want to be accepted and for the most part they are. Anyone can cherry pick stories here, and stories there, but overall the acceptance level in the US is pretty good.
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Old September 8th, 2017, 07:27 AM   #46
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I just read an article that says to me. "I am gay and your not putting me on the pedestal I deserve"
Then you have second grade reading comprehension skills.
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Old September 8th, 2017, 08:30 AM   #47
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And the VAST majority of those burned were BLACK CHURCHES burned by YOUNG WHITE MALES !!! With race being the primary motivating factor. That's not an attack on Christianity, that's an attack on BLACKS !!!
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Once my wife and I were participating in a small group at an evangelical church. We were discussing conflict resolution within the Christian community. I raised the question: "What will you do if a gay couple shows up wanting to visit this church? How would you respond?"

The group leader took the opportunity to remind me that "homosexuality is a sin."
I said, "So is unkindness; now answer the question. What would you do?"
He said, "Well... yeah... I guess you're right. I'd have to let them in. But... the thought of them sitting in my church hugging and kissing one another... eeeeew! It would give me the willies."

My first thought was: If two people are "hugging and kissing" during a church service, except at a wedding, what difference would it make? That kind of public behavior in a closed meeting is inappropriate, overboard and impolite for anyone. Get a room.

My second thought was: Sadly you don't really know anything about these people if that is your only concept of what it means to be gay.

My third thought was: If that is your only pervasive thought to the point that you couldn't get anything else out of the service, then it seems to me that you're the one with the problem.

I didn't verbalize any of these thoughts because I didn't want to derail the whole group meeting by going down a rabbit hole with this guy. But my wife and I didn't stay much longer in that church.
Treat em like any other sinner tell them repentance is the only way to save their life. They would not be allowed to continue in their unrepentant lifestyle, they would be asked to leave period.
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I'm not really seeing the point of the thread, sure we get it Homosexuals want to be accepted and for the most part they are. Anyone can cherry pick stories here, and stories there, but overall the acceptance level in the US is pretty good.
Better than say in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan.
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Better than say in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan.
That's one hell of a low bar there Sensi.
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