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kweerwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-31-06 06:55 PM
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Norcross church wants ‘tough love’ for gays
Married black women who do not have regular sex with their husbands are to blame for the "down low" and the rise of HIV infection among African Americans.

That was just one message delivered during a two-day summit on "Protecting the Biblical Institution of Marriage and Family Values," held March 25-26 at Kingdom Builders Christian Center, a large predominately black church in Norcross.

"Apostle" Jamie Pleasant presides over the congregations, which cites more than a thousand members, according to its web site. He has a doctorate degree from Georgia Tech in Business Management and started the church in 1995.

Addressing the "down-low," a term that describes married black men having sex with other men in secret, Pleasant told hundreds of worshipers March 25 that God intended man and woman to procreate.

http://www.southernvoice.com/2006/3-31/news/localnews/a...
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gator_in_Ontario Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-31-06 06:58 PM
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1. OK
Let me guess who ran this thing...Black men? just a guess
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-31-06 07:04 PM
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2. Women get blamed again
Hello, all those men who say THEY are always blamed. Here we go again and again and again...
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-31-06 07:18 PM
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3. I thought the bible says slavery is good as is stoning women nt
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-31-06 09:09 PM
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4. Don't blame the Bible for this guy's whacked interpretation of it!
Religion is the last refuge of many a scoundrel. But don't blame the religion--blame the scoundrel.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-03-06 11:10 AM
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6. there really is a lot of wacky crap in the bible.
i'm a believer who dearly love to see the bible reworked from start to finish.

there's a lot that should be dropped with explanations that the world isn't flat -- and magic isn't a part of the faith.
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Siyahamba Donating Member (890 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-01-06 09:10 AM
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5. I bet the networks would play THEIR commercial
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-03-06 02:37 PM
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7. Of course.
They're "mainstream." They aren't controversial.
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indigo32 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-03-06 03:36 PM
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8. ‘Preachers never lie’
:puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:

Ohhhh and I found this paragraph particularly interesting.... though not surprising... I hardly expected anything less

"In exchange for black churches focusing on defeating marriage for same-sex couples, the churches will receive money through the government’s faith-based initiative programs, the paper reported."


In general the depths of hate that are directed at women, and the GLBT in the name of various religions is amazing, and EXTREMELY harmful.
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