Friday, December 25, 2009

Shut Up Fool! Awards-Merry Christmas Edition!

To my loyal TransGriot readers, Merry Christmas!

I hope you are having a wonderful day with friends and loved ones and got everything you asked Santa for on your Christmas wish list.

It's Friday, and you know what that means. It's time for us to find out what fool or fools earned lumps of coal in their Christmas stockings from St. Nick.

Our Shut Up Fools for this week go to the Agape Christian Church, Word for Life Church of God and Centerpoint Church (formerly Third Reformed Church) in Kalamazoo, MI.

Why are they getting our illustrious award? Because they pulled out of a local homeless ministry because one of the member churches supported the successful fight to pass Ordinance 1856.

Martha’s Table, through which eight churches have provided Sunday afternoon worship and meals for the needy at First Congregational Church, is losing the three churches because of the issue of homosexuality, even though the ecumenical ministry takes no position on it, said the Rev. Matt Laney, pastor of First Congregational.

Ron Vestrand, senior pastor of Agape Christian Church, said it was conversations with Jeff McNally, pastor of Word of Life Church that led to his church withdrawing from Martha’s Table.

“As time went on, Pastor McNally was becoming concerned with Pastor Matt Laney’s stand on homosexuality. I believe it was causing some disunity. ... I think the primary issue was that we felt that Matt’s stance on homosexuality as a valid Christian lifestyle violated our biblical worldview.”

The Kalamazoo Gazette was unable to reach a representative of Centerpoint for comment.

At any rate, you faux conservachristians are revealing yourselves every day to have as Dr. King put it. 'dry as dust' religion.

"A religion true to its nature must also be concerned about man's social conditions....Any religion that professes to be concerned with the souls of men and is not concerned with the slums that damn them, the economic conditions that strangle them, and the social conditions that cripple them is a dry-as-dust religion.

Such a religion is the kind the Marxists like to see---an opiate of the people."

Pulling out of a ministry that feeds the hungry for political reasons at Christmastime is a new low even for y'all.

You have more loyalty to the conservative movement than to feeding the hungry and speaking up for the powerless against the powerful.

Agape Christian Church, Word for Life Church of God and Centerpoint Church, shut up fools!

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