“One. I don't share your beliefs therefore they do not apply to me just as say the tenets of Buddhism or Islam don't apply to you.
Two. Homosexuality is ok. Ignorance, intolerance and bigotry are not according to mainstream society. ”
“Kinda shows the lengths the likes of Jeffress will go to then doesn't it? Why court celebrity at all? Then again why does he need a $130 mill church?”
gracealone on Mar 2, 2013 at 07:20:00
“No argument from me.....I would prefer to never see Tebow or any celebrity being elevated in church. I think the 130mill is irresponsible at best...often mega churches grow based on personalities. The best option for a church that is growing is to plant other churches with competent pastors....not grow to the point where the pastor is a celebrity who can not adequately serve his congregants.”
“Naaaawwwww... the poor angry evangelical lost his prize young celebrity... It must be really hurting to have even the likes of Tebow decide there are too many nuts in your fruitcake to take a slice.”
gracealone on Mar 2, 2013 at 05:53:03
“Ah....it's good that you recognize Tebow for what he is....a celebrity. The fact is that if he was not a celebrity he would not be asked into the pulpit to speak. I don't think Tebow (or other celebrities) should be speaking in our churches. Too often Christians elevate celebrities because of their status. Tebow is not a christian pastor....and should not be held up as such.”
“It seems the "word of God" has many interpretations at this point in time.. it may well be you and other evangelicals spreading hate who get the kick in the pants at the pearly gates... highly likely I should think.”
Pdisaster on Mar 2, 2013 at 23:59:52
“"They hate him that rebukes in the gate and abhor him that speaks uprightly."”
gracealone on Mar 2, 2013 at 07:00:09
“Actually there is no "interpretations" necessary for us to understand that ANYONE who is not clothed in the righteousness of Christ will "get the kick in the paints at the pearly gates". If you go back and listen to Jeffress comments you will hear that clearly proclaimed....the gospel is good news for sinners....we are ALL sinners. We are justified through repentance and faith in Jesus alone.”
“Do you live under a rock? Jeffress is known for his hateful comments. Tebow had every right to make known his reasons for not attending - after all he was potentially letting down 11,000 members of that church so why shouldn't he give an explanation?
And by the way, the world doesn't hate Christians - it hates hatred, intolerance and bigotry... so if the shoe fits...”
Polly Commentator on Mar 2, 2013 at 11:40:23
“You seem to be unaware that Jeffress is saying EXACTLY the same thing the Word of God says and has said for the Last 4000 years in both Judaism and Christianity and says today. homosexuality and idolatry are abominable forms of sin that God gives men up for due to the extremely seriousness of those sins.
This new 'gospel of love' is unknown in Christianity until it started about 1970. There never was a 'homosexual church' in the world that was registered / incorporated or known from 2000B.C until 1987 - when the first one appeared .
You're pratically illiterate and have no clue what you're talking about if you somehow think that all of a sudden homosexuality/idolatry are now OK :) in Christian theology or practice and calls for anything but condemnation.”
Gabrielle Viking on Mar 2, 2013 at 04:29:51
“"And by the way, the world doesn't hate Christians - it hates hatred, intolerance and bigotry... so if the shoe fits... "
^^ This, I'd also like to add, that I have no problem with Christianity in general. I have no idea with Christians who think homosexuality is wrong even! I have a problem when their ideals get to dictate the rules for the rest of us who don't practice a religion and have to watch our fellow humans suffer accordingly.”
“Ah the shrill sounds of yet another evangelical bigot in a panic as he realises people will no longer tolerate the hate he spews. It's heartening to see that these people are no longer tolerated in the public square by the vast majority of society. The sands have finally shifted.”
“I have no feelings towards you at all. I certainly take no interest in people liking you or not. I'm just telling you how pretty much every person in the position of your son's friend has felt about people like you. Take from that what you want but whatever it is you feel it's not love.”
Candace Groves on Mar 3, 2013 at 15:07:41
“If you have no feelings towards me at all. Then leave me alone and mind your own business. I don't have to justify anything in my life to you.”