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Absolutely Adequate wrote:This story has really made me laugh in the last day or two..
Mookie4ever wrote:How long until it comes out that he is an alcoholic and this can all be blamed on the fire water?
chadlincoln wrote:Pastors lose a lot of credibility when guys like this do things like this. We're not perfect, we're going to make mistakes, but you can't make big ones like this.
Coppermine wrote:Why can't they just not make condemning homosexuality their platform? Haggard was a super-televangelist who brought up gay marriage and homosexuality as a sin constantly, and that's why he's being considered the hypocrite he is. The Bible says a lot of stuff; it mentions being gay maybe twice... and even then, ambiguously.
Coppermine wrote:No one says anyone should be perfect, but I would be far more forgiving of Haggard if perhaps he bucked the trend and was a little more tolerant. There are many churches that make people feel welcome, regardless of their sexual orientation.
If you want to have a decent conversation about this, I'm open to it, but don't knock every Christian church or big church because one guy messed up big time. A little less generalization would be nice.Coppermine wrote:I guess that's how you pack 'em into your megachurch... fire, brimstone and good, old fashioned gay bashing.
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