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School District May Boot Church That Opposes Gay Marriage
Controversy involving a church that opposes same-sex marriage and uses a school districtâ€™s performing arts center apparently has led the Austin, Texas, school district to reconsider its policies on facility rentals.
Celebration Church, a Georgetown, Texas, congregation, rents the districtâ€™s performing arts center to use for the worship services by one of its campuses. But the congregationâ€™s affirmation of marriage as defined by Scripture sparked protests outside Sunday morning service in late August by two gay rights groups, Stonewall Militant Front-ATX and AZAAD Austin. Members of the groups chanted and waved gay pride flags and signs, according to the Austin American-Statesman.
Austin Independent School District now is considering changing the rental policy, an action that would result in the congregation being booted. Officials claim it is not in reaction to the protests....
The sodomite plague spreads increasingly among the secular hell bound ignorant.
GOD's punishment is:- Romans 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God"
Jude :10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves."
This problem can linger for years as it has in the Bronx, New York
Stephen J. Wermiel wrote: Should public school buildings be home to weekend worship services?
This question sits at the increasingly well-traveled but difficult-to-navigate intersection of freedom of speech and freedom of religion. The answer is important for New York City and other school districts that have wrestled with the issue and, more broadly, for defining the extent to which public officials must treat religious speech in the same manner as other expression....
excerpts from, "Should Public Buildings Be Used for Worship? "