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  •  I am black ,female and Baptist (3+ / 0-)
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    I am 59 years young and I have never heard any pastor in the churches I have attend thunders on about the PAR-TIC-ULAR Evils of homosexuality and I have attend many churches in several different states. My parents made me go every Sunday And like the diarist most of the musical director have been male and 3/4 of them were gay.  Heck the last church I was a member of the whisper was we had transgender woman who was very active. They did not flaunt their sexuality in church and they were respected as any other member.

    •  Thanks for your... (0+ / 0-)

      insight. Surprised you've never heard a preacher preach against homosexuality/sexual promiscuity/premarital sex. I've heard several.  But that's my experience.

      •  I have heard (0+ / 0-)

        them preach about sexual promiscuity/premarital sex. And sex outside of marriage. The only sermon I can remember hearing that was was close to homosexuality was the story about the Benjamin s, If I recall Solomon was in a town and the men wanted to take them him but and man begged them not to and offered his daughter. Because he some how knew Solomon was special.

    •  What means "flaunt their sexuality in church"? (0+ / 0-)

      Attend with their partner?

      Shirley Chisholm was right. Our Republic is in deep trouble.

      by Big River Bandido on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 07:04:39 PM PDT

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      •  I don't think that (0+ / 0-)

        Bringing your partner to prayer is flaunting  I am sure there partners may have attended the service with them.I mean telling everyone that you are gay.

        •  If one attends a service with a same-sex partner (0+ / 0-)

          then how is that any different from saying one is gay or lesbian?  Everyone will still be aware;  for that matter they might accuse that person of trying to deceive people about their sexuality.  

          On a related matter...heterosexual couples attend church all the time.  They even wear wedding bands on their hands, and often bring children along.  How are those behaviors not a kind of "flaunting" of sexuality?

          Shirley Chisholm was right. Our Republic is in deep trouble.

          by Big River Bandido on Wed May 01, 2013 at 04:13:05 PM PDT

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