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Old 05-09-2005, 05:21 AM   #1
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Baptist Minister Ex-communicates Members For Not Backing Bush

I saw this on the news last night, they actually have him on tape saying this part told some of the members that if they didn't support George Bush, they needed to resign their positions and get out of the church, or go to the altar, repent and agree to vote for Bush.

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WAYNESVILLE, N.C. -- The minister of a Haywood County Baptist church is telling members of his congregation that if they're Democrats, they either need to find another place of worship or support President Bush.

Already, the Reverend Chan Chandler has ex-communicated nine members of East Waynesville Baptist Church. Another 40 members have left in protest.

During last Sunday's sermon, he acknowledged that church members were upset because he named people, and he says he'll do it again because he has to according to the word of God.

Chandler could not be reached for comment today, but says his actions weren't politically motivated.

One former church member says Chandler told some of the members that if they didn't support George Bush, they needed to resign their positions and get out of the church, or go to the altar, repent and agree to vote for Bush.

A former church treasurer says she's at church to worship God and not the preacher.
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Jackass. The thieves of faith.
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some christian
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This guy is just a control freak. He's a hijacker in a big way.
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This doesn't mean all organized religion is bad I can assure you, no Priest at my church has ever said or done anything like this. I don't think it's fair to condemn all organized religion because of a few fanatics.
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i disagree with organized religion for a lot of reasons and generally find it to be a bad thing. this is a good example of someone abusing spiritual authority for personal gain. you'll find abuse like this in almost any power structure and not necessarily from just a few fanatics.
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well that's your viewpoint, I respect it
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I believe Chandler has already backed away from his statements.

What a waste....
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I believe Chandler has already backed away from his statements.

What a waste....
But it's sad because the damage has already been done.

You're right, what a waste.
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This is probably the dumbest thing I've ever heard.
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Re: Baptist Minister Ex-communicates Members For Not Backing Bush

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I saw this on the news last night, they actually have him on tape saying this part told some of the members that if they didn't support George Bush, they needed to resign their positions and get out of the church, or go to the altar, repent and agree to vote for Bush.
The Catholic Church pretty much all but said that here in the U.S. during the 2004 Election. Bastards.

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churches can do whatever they want.

they can also lose their tax-exempt status.
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Re: Re: Baptist Minister Ex-communicates Members For Not Backing Bush

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The Catholic Church pretty much all but said that here in the U.S. during the 2004 Election. Bastards.
Did "the church" really say that? No offense Melon, by now I see where you're coming from
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Ratzinger said politicians that do not support pro-life are to be denied communion. He tried to enfluence the U. S. election.

Not parishioners,
or politicians that support capital punishment or unjust wars.

This targeted Kerry and pro-choice candidates in battleground states.
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