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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 02:24 PM

DC church encourages 'shaming & shunning' LGBTQ people as loving 'Christian response'


By Bil Browning · Friday, August 10, 2018

Capital View Baptist Church in Washington, DC, isn’t your typical church in the live-and-let-live city. While other denominations and churches participate in the local pride parade and hang banners welcoming everyone, the predominantly black church has written discrimination into their constitution.

The Washington Blade reports that the church was forced to turn over a copy of its constitution as part of an investigation by city authorities into the group’s not-for-profit status in the District. The document was also produced as part of separate court cases brought by 15 former church members.

“Every Member, Attendee and Participant at Church Events should be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity while on church premises,” the constitution’s Article VII states. “Hateful, harassing, intimidating, mocking behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual or group of individuals at Church Events is to be repudiated and is not considered in accord with Scripture nor the Doctrines of the Church.”

“Yet, Shaming and Shunning are acceptable Christian responses to the outward practice of any form of ungodly behavior such as sexual immorality (adultery, fornication, homosexuality, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, transgender, or any attempt to change one’s sex, or disagreement with one’s biological sex, and/or engagement in any other such) described in the Bible as sinful, and are considered offensive to God and man.”

The clause is in the church’s Christian Code of Conduct section and stipulates that compliance is mandatory.

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Reply DC church encourages 'shaming & shunning' LGBTQ people as loving 'Christian response' (Original post)
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Mister Ed Aug 10 #1
CurtEastPoint Aug 10 #2
Duppers Aug 11 #5
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 02:34 PM

1. Mister Ed encourages shaming and shunning of bigots.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 03:20 PM

2. I may get slapped for this but....

I always find it even more maddeding when it's a black church who does this. If ANYONE should know about how shitty it is to be treated like a pariah, it should be African Americans. Now, that being said, there are more than enough white churches who do this shit, too.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 11, 2018, 12:19 PM

5. Exactly, it is especially egregious for a black church

To show such prejudice/ bigotry.


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 04:02 PM

3. Looks like they missed the part about casting the first stone

Either that or their bigotries simply overrode their desire to comply with what their book actually directs them to do.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2018, 12:19 AM

4. What about divorce? Jesus was quite specific about divorce.

What about divorce? Jesus was quite specific about divorce.

Adultery was mentioned.

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