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Old 11-09-2004, 02:02 PM   #1
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Another reason for me to fucking hate republicans.

My dad is a minister. He is quiet about his politics, but people at my church know he is a democrat.

A circle of republicans who have power at my church have proposed to cut $25,000 dollars of my dad's salary. That would mean we live in poverty. They cut NOTHING ELSE from the budget, EXCEPT my dad's salary. They want him out, period. Even if the budget fails these people will still be trying to bring him down, therefore he is searching for another church. Normally I don't curse but I just have to get this of my chest.

FUCK THEM!!! FUUUUUUUUCK THEEEEEEEM!!!!

Right as they need to pay for my college tuition. Yes, this IS because my dad is a Democrat and the people in power are Republicans. FUCK THEM!!!!
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PS-We haven't even been at this church for 4 years. They've been against him since day 1. This church is now going to fall apart. I'm so sorry to see that.
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I feel bad ya'll, sounds ridiculous... probably something wrong with the church... with that said...
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And there are no republicans in the church standing up for your father?

I am saddened at your situation.
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My dad has turned this church around. The previous minister had been arrested and put in prison for possessing child porn. My dad came in with a big mess to clean. He did that, and over 100 members have joined in the last 3 years. The youth group has grown and become more active. We HAD been doing fine. Until now.
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And there are no republicans in the church standing up for your father?

I am saddened at your situation.
There are a few, but those that are in power are the problem. Their mindset. My dad is a very strong man, and he has never been so hurt in his entire life.
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They sound like delightful people.

Amazing how sometimes the ones who think they are the most holy act it the least.
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The political leanings of pastors and elders should never come into play
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There are a few, but those that are in power are the problem. Their mindset. My dad is a very strong man, and he has never been so hurt in his entire life.
so do you fing hate them too?

I will keep you in my prayers!
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The political leanings of pastors and elders should never come into play
I agree. So does my dad. He never talks politics with people in the church. But still people know where he stands, especially with his liberal views from the pulpit. They're intimidated that my dad isn't one of the "good ol' boys", that he'll actually challenge people to do something. This is sad and disgusting, and unfortunately I can't speak my mind to these people because that would only make the situation worse.
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From the heart of a pastor's child, I am sorry. Essentially, I realized in high school that if i continued to go to the church my dad works at, I would've cost him his job.
While I know how hard it is to move, it sounds like your dad might look into finding another church to lead. The first church I grew up in was going to make my dad's full-time job a part-time job. So, he found another church. I know that makes it sound easy; and, I'm sure your dad wants to fight the fight. Sometimes fighting is not worth it though. Sorry, I should not give advice. My heart and prayers are with you.
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I am part of the Ministry Committee at our church - so I hear first hand just a sample of the "free advice" our Senior Pastor receives after each sermon.

Powerful teaching makes for a lonely position. You usually end up saying things people don't want to hear. My wife has experienced the same thing in leading a woman's bible study.

I will be praying for you and your family!
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He's already looking for another church. Thankfully I would be leaving anyway since I'm going to college. But we're really going to have to work hard to help pay for college now.
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I am part of the Ministry Committee at our church - so I hear first hand just a sample of the "free advice" our Senior Pastor receives after each sermon.

Powerful teaching makes for a lonely position. You usually end up saying things people don't want to hear. My wife has experienced the same thing in leading a woman's bible study.

I will be praying for you and your family!
Thanks for your prayers, and everyone elses prayers that have been offered.

I'm glad to see nbcrusader and blueyedpoet can understand where I'm coming from. This is very frustrating and infuriating.
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Oh, no, U2dem, this sucks. I'm really sorry that's happened, I think partisanship has totally gone berserk in this country. Pastors shouldn't be judged by their political views. Heck, I know Catholic priests who are Republicans and some who are Democrats. The one who confirmed me when I converted was a Democrat, and then our more recent ones have been Republican. This doesn't matter, they're all good priests who work hard as heck helping others. I am angered that they've got the knives out for your father.
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