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Sun Jul 10, 2016, 06:44 PM

S. Carolina megachurch ousts founder as senior pastor

Source: Associated Press

S. Carolina megachurch ousts founder as senior pastor

Updated 3:46 pm, Sunday, July 10, 2016

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) The founder of South Carolina's massive NewSpring Church has been ousted as senior pastor over problems including alcohol use.

The Independent Mail in Anderson reports (http://goo.gl/1yPf95 ) that another church leader, executive pastor Shane Duffey, announced at a Sunday service that the Christian church had removed the Rev. Perry Noble on July 1.

Duffey cited Noble's "unfortunate choices" and said the church's board had confronted Noble multiple times about his drinking.

A statement attributed to Noble and read during the service confirmed that he overused alcohol, and said "No one is more disappointed in me than I am in myself."


Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/us/article/S-Carolina-megachurch-ousts-founder-as-senior-8350919.php



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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jul 10, 2016, 07:03 PM

1. I have a relative that goes there

Five or six churches, 33,000 see it's services every Sunday; they use big screens for the preacher but each location has their own music and and other speakers on stage. Most are old K Marts.

Doesn't seem too bad. Basic Southern Baptist theology but since it is a young demographic they don't emphasize gay issues, drinking, etc like most. But the devotion of most of its members is a bit concerning to me.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jul 10, 2016, 07:26 PM

2. Of course a raging homophobe who causually granted himself the seat of judgement

 

reserved for that other guy, God. Perry confuses himself with that other guy because his congregation paid him as if he was that other guy. The people of his Church own everything this creep has said or done.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jul 10, 2016, 10:28 PM

3. He may have been a drunk, but he wasn't ousted because he was a drunk

He did something else that they have to distance themselves from we don't know about yet. When we find out, they will blame it on him being a drunk and say they had already cut ties with him.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jul 10, 2016, 11:12 PM

4. From another link ...

"Let me be very clear, neither Lucretia nor I have committed any sort of sexual sin.
I have not stolen money.
I have not been looking at porn.
And there is absolutely no domestic abuse."

In recent weeks, Noble forfeited the pulpit to guest speakers ...

http://www.charismanews.com/us/58283-pastor-perry-noble-fired-after-16-years-at-newspring-church

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 11, 2016, 01:00 AM

8. Interesting, isn't it? It wasn't what he DIDN'T do which got him booted, was it? n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jul 10, 2016, 11:53 PM

5. No problem.

 

He'll get up and cry, ask for forgiveness, proclaim "I have sinned.: And the biblethumpers will keep those checks rolling in.






Happens every time.

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Response to OldRedneck (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 11, 2016, 01:06 AM

9. They just can't help themselves, and they look so silly when they bring themselves down.

Of course their congregations just suck it up, wanting to put the dipsticks back on their comical pedestals.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 11, 2016, 01:08 AM

10. After which, they still feel just as entitled to judge others as they ever did.

 

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jul 10, 2016, 11:54 PM

6. And here's another

 





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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 11, 2016, 12:48 AM

7. WWJB

 

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Response to AntiBank (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 11, 2016, 08:09 AM

13. Wine!!

According to the book of John, Jesus made wine from water.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 11, 2016, 01:21 AM

11. The day these holy rollers lose their tax-exempt status, is the day we'll know real change has begun

Last edited Mon Jul 11, 2016, 10:05 AM - Edit history (1)

I have nothing but admiration for good, church-run charities - but if these clowns are going to use Christ's name to make money, they must at the very least pay their taxes just like any entertainer does (or should).

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Response to forest444 (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 11, 2016, 08:06 AM

12. Maybe something along the lines of the ACA.

80% must be spent on charitable works. 20% for Administrative costs.

They get taxed on the percentage that they use above 20% for mega salaries and Administrative costs..

I'm just thinking off the top of my head here. I have no idea how one would make a determination of what is charitable works.

Don

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 11, 2016, 09:11 AM

14. a successful non denominational church like this is also a growing large business

and it is not unheard of for corporations to force the original owner out
example that comes to mind....mens warehouse
question is who is the church? the congregation or the preacher
perhaps the congregation elite feels they outgrew him

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jul 11, 2016, 10:14 AM

15. "ousted as senior pastor over problems including alcohol use"

it's what's not said.


Including? what else did he do?

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