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A ministry that follows the dictates of its faith is engaging in wrongdoing, according to a New Jersey judge who recommended today that the state Division on Civil Rights find the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association violated the state‚Äôs nondiscrimination law.
‚ÄúThe respondent violated the [Law Against Discrimination] when it refused to conduct a civil-union ceremony for Ms. Bernstein and Ms. Paster,‚ÄĚ wrote Solomon Metzger, an administrative law judge whose determination will become final if not overturned by the Division of Civil Rights....
Observer wrote: But they will overlook systemic corruption in their church and leave vulnerable kids to be abused. And they will forbid the clergy to marry, contrary to the word of God! Hurrah for such a "true Church"!
Although some priests allowed the sacrifice of children to Molech, it is an evil that some NT priests, out of self-serving motives, have hurt children. You're very right to point this out about the Church.
Not you, pope wrote: Despite some Protestants mistakenly ordaining openly gay preachers, the Roman Catholic never will.
But they will overlook systemic corruption in their church and leave vulnerable kids to be abused. And they will forbid the clergy to marry, contrary to the word of God! Hurrah for such a "true Church"!
If the end isn't nigh... Then just how worse can things get around here? Suffering? Martyrdom? Break down of society? Lawlessness? Wickedness increase? Four more years of Obama?
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
The article does not specify if those two women are Methodists. If they are Methodists then they should be cognizant of Methodist Church law which prohibits Methodist ministers from conducting same sex marriages.
"[Judge] Metzger‚Äôs opinion noted that since the dispute erupted, the state denied a portion of the organization‚Äôs tax exemption relating to the piece of property, because it ‚Äúwas not available on an equal basis.‚ÄĚ"
Please pray this recommendation is overturned. If not, it could open a Pandora's box of Christian persecution.