Baptists battle Pope for Episcopal souls in SC

by Ashley Phosphate

Mt. Pleasant – The recent decree from the Vatican opening the door for Episcopals to enter into communion with the Catholics has been met with resistance from the state’s Baptist establishment.

Citing a lack of support for the ordination of gay clergy and homosexual marriage, South Carolina’s Episcopal Diocese voted on Saturday to distance itself from the leadership of the Episcopal church, creating a vacuum of leadership that other denominations are trying to capitalize on.

“We’ve been anti-gay for longer than the Episcopals ever thought about it,” said Patrick Lemmings of the South Carolina Baptist Foundation.  “We’ve been saying all along that gay ministers and gay marriage are unholy and that anybody who thought the same thing had a home in Baptist churches in South Carolina,” he said.

The Vatican issued its proclamation in an attempt to allow disaffected Episcopals to participate in communion and other sacred rites while not having to accept liberal theological interpretations.

“Again, if you ask anybody who’s been against more of that pro-gay agenda than any other denomination they’ll always say, ‘It’s the Baptists,’ and we’re proud to say that they’d be right,” said Lemmings.  “We have always welcomed those who’ve been against gays or stem cell research or any other abomination.  And we’ve always been first in being against that sort of thing so for some papal bull from Italy to come across the ocean and try to steal parishioners from an American denomination is crazy,” he said.

The Vatican acknowledged that Baptists in South Carolina have been first to speak out against issues in the past, but it also encouraged the disaffected to join them. Vatican spokesmen also pointed out that Christian Roman emperors were executing homosexuals over a thousand years before the Protestants began to branch off from the faith.

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3 comments on “Baptists battle Pope for Episcopal souls in SC
  1. Jordan says:

    “Unfaithfulness, pimping, homosexual practices, abusing children, divorce: all of these things are wrong, not God’s will, because they hurt people, mess up their lives. One man, one woman in a lifetime relationship helps & blesses many, and is God’s ideal. As sinners we mess up His ideal, but when we repent, He forgives & helps us to keep striving for the ideal. I hate to see people drink sodas b/c it’s harmful to their bodies. But, would never kill anyone!”
    So we should not allow people who drink soda to be Priests or Pastors… and we should not allow them to get married either. The only way being gay messes us someones life is when hateful people make them feel worthless and sinful. Please provide us with some facts on how one man one woman helps and blesses many? Or why it’s God’s ideal? Did he tell you that… funny because he told me he loves everyone and if people loved each other they would actually do something to help those without. Brother, you need to read and understand the bible. This book, that was held by the Catholic chuch and mofia for years has been translated several times! It makes reference to many things that we do today and do not consider it a sin. I am so sick of the Devil entering people’s hearts to make them hate people who love the same gender!

  2. Sharie says:

    Being against a certain behavior doesn’t mean that one is going to kill the person who practices it. Baptists believe in hating the sin and loving the sinner. The Bible & Jesus Christ many times speaks out to say that one man, one woman marriage is the norm for human beings. Unfaithfulness, pimping, homosexual practices, abusing children, divorce: all of these things are wrong, not God’s will, because they hurt people, mess up their lives. One man, one woman in a lifetime relationship helps & blesses many, and is God’s ideal. As sinners we mess up His ideal, but when we repent, He forgives & helps us to keep striving for the ideal. I hate to see people drink sodas b/c it’s harmful to their bodies. But, would never kill anyone!

  3. Steve says:

    “We’ve been saying all along that gay ministers and gay marriage are unholy and that anybody who thought the same thing had a home in Baptist churches in South Carolina”

    “Vatican spokesmen also pointed out that Christian Roman emperors were executing homosexuals over a thousand years before the Protestants began to branch off from the faith.”

    Careful guys, what is this, a contest? “I’m so anti-gay, I kill 20 gay guys on the way to work every morning!” I mean please. And you call yourselves Christians.

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