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Air Force Veteran Relieved of Duties for Disagreeing with Homosexuality

thmember Wrote: Aug 16, 2013 2:27 PM
So now the Air Force is shoving Christians into the closet and letting the sexual sinners out? HA Back in the day, every higher-up female AF officer I knew was a lesbian, a wanna-be man, and she stayed in her proper place, hidden in the closet. As it still should be. If the AF or anyone else thinks they can teach me to 'tolerate' sexual sin, they've got another think coming. And by the way, they need to learn to tolerate Christians (good), who don't tolerate homosexuality (evil), don't you think?
David3036 Wrote: Aug 16, 2013 4:09 PM
Christians in the closet? That'll be the day! They have 80 percent of the population in their camp, a church on every corner, outrageous tax breaks and a large portion of the broadcast spectrum set aside exclusively for their preaching and fundraising.

That is some BIG closet, either in or out of the military.

You don't have to participate in anything you think is sinful, but you are asked by your savior to "judge not, lest you be judged." That sounds a lot like tolerance to me.
Darby O'Gill Wrote: Aug 16, 2013 4:22 PM
David...how about, "Go,and sin no more"....ring a bell ?
David3036 Wrote: Aug 16, 2013 4:26 PM
And how does that make someone else's "sin" any of your business?
Blair43 Wrote: Aug 16, 2013 5:30 PM
David, you are taking the admonition completely out of context, so allow me to help explain. Don't stop with reading Matthew 7:1, but read at least verse two as well. And the parable immediately following. The teaching here is that Christ is the ultimate judge. He instructs His followers on the virtue of mercy, reminding them that ALL sin and are ultimately subject to Him, and that their love and goodwill toward their fellowmen will be remembered in that day, but He in no way condones sin nor commends His followers to tolerate it.

You should also refer to the story of the woman taken in adultery and brought before Christ. The woman had committed sin - there was no question of it. The matter was one of judgment. Christ did not deny that the woman had committed a sin, but reminded the Pharisees that they too would be dependent on God's mercy at some point and that vengeance against the woman was not their place.

When they had been convicted by their own consciences, He then addressed the woman individually and told her that He refused to condemn her to die, but that she was to "Go, and sin no more." It should be noted, however, that while refusing to condone the sin, He still displayed mercy to the penitent sinner, setting the example for His followers. Tolerance is shown to the individual - not the sin.

What is remarkable is that in this case, the commander shows exactly the opposite - intolerance towards an individual who did not share her views. And somehow you want me to "tolerate" that?
ericynot1 Wrote: Aug 16, 2013 2:46 PM
member, you might as well find something more important to obsess over. Now that the WWE has quit worrying about it, this fight is about over.

Worry about dishonesty. Worry about laziness. Worry about the national debt. Worry about disease and famine. Worry about the important stuff.
MudontheTires Wrote: Aug 16, 2013 9:41 PM
"Worry about the important stuff"

And you progs are the ones who get to decide what's important, right?

GFY, you stupid NAZI. You progs attempting to shove your perversions on the rest of us IS important, if you have any knowledge of history.