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kweerwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-05 11:50 PM
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12. If churches want to talk about abuse, fine ...
... but they should talk about ALL forms of abuse, including the spiritual abuse churches have heaped on all sorts of people for the past millenium.

Kids? ... "Spare the rod and spoil the child." Beat that kid 'cause the Bible gives you carte blanche. Doesn't it say you should stone a disobedient child? Then anything short of killing the little brat is almost ... well, "liberal"!

Women? ... Hey, it's all your fault, ladies! If you hadn't have picked that damned apple and offered it to Adam, we'd still be running around naked in Eden. You women are a necessary evil, so shut up and keep your heads covered in church. And don't ever think you could actually be in the clergy!

Gays? ... Abominations worthy of death! Remember the story of Sodom (but the Genesis version, not the one in Ezekial and other books that claim it was pride, inhospitality to strangers and failing to care for the poor). We all know you horny homos wanted to rape those angels who visited Lot.

Blacks? ... You people are descended from Noah's son, Ham ... the one who got cursed to live in servitude. So, see, slavery really was OK. And remember that the Bible tells slaves to obey their masters, so quit being so "uppity."

Jews? ... It's bad enough you didn't recognize the saviour when he showed up, but then you went and killed him!

I've actually heard all these arguments made at some point in my life. And I have yet to hear the churches apologize for them. Oh sure, they sweep them under the carpet ... but to apologize for this kind of spiritual abuse? Never.
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  -Va. TV ads link homosexuality, child abuse kweerwolf  Dec-01-05 10:30 PM   #0 
  - what an unbelievable load of BS--and yet, ignorant people are going to  niyad   Dec-01-05 10:33 PM   #1 
  - "Don't be scared! We hate gays too!"  Arkana   Dec-01-05 10:40 PM   #2 
  - Nominate for "Top 10 Sicko" stories of the year! They are child abusers!  TwentyFive   Dec-01-05 10:47 PM   #3 
  - What a load of horseshit...well...  petersond   Dec-01-05 10:52 PM   #4 
  - Hey, Pastor Carter!  Sapphocrat   Dec-01-05 10:53 PM   #5 
  - Castrate that reverend and put him on the child molesters list!  TwentyFive   Dec-01-05 11:14 PM   #9 
  - I am supposed to feel welcome by that?  beyurslf   Dec-01-05 10:58 PM   #6 
  - The assemblies of God  undergroundpanther   Dec-01-05 11:02 PM   #7 
  - Doesn't shock me one bit.  Meldread   Dec-01-05 11:13 PM   #8 
  - Are these people really crazy enough to think that commercial  kevinbgoode   Dec-01-05 11:33 PM   #10 
  - I guess they just wanted to let all the bigots know they still care.  GreenJ   Dec-01-05 11:37 PM   #11 
  - If churches want to talk about abuse, fine ...  kweerwolf   Dec-01-05 11:50 PM   #12 
  - Sure gays are welcome, but only if they become "ex gays"  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Dec-02-05 03:03 AM   #13 
 

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