While the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington D.C has reneged on its promise to halt its social services programs in the city after the City Council passed gay marriage legislation, three churches in Michigan just can't handle even a neutral stance on homosexuality, and are thus pulling out of a homeless services consortium.Kalamazoo's Martha’s Table, which counts eight churches among its prayer-and-food program, is hosted by the Protestant/United Church of Christ parish at First Congregational Church. And because First Congregational Church dared support LGBT tolerance — by backing Kalamazoo's transgender protection ordinance — Martha's Table is seeing three churches make a swift exit, because they don't want to be part of anything that another LGBT-tolerant church is involved with. Agape Christian Church and Word for Life Church of God plan to withdraw from Martha’s Table at the end of the year, and Centerpoint Church (formerly Third Reformed Church) has already done so, said.“The founding principle of Martha’s Table was that churches would come together and put aside their differences in light of what unites us, which is our common commitment to serve Christ and others,” Laney said. “But now this difference has risen above our common commitment to serving Christ.”Laney said representatives of all three churches have been “very clear” that they don’t want to be “guilty by association” with First Congregational and its inclusiveness of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, said Laney, who publicly supported an ordinance passed by Kalamazoo voters in November that protects GLBT people from discrimination in housing, jobs and accommodations.“To me, it’s incredibly disappointing,” Laney said. “That’s the best word I can give it. It’s also mystifying. I was very shocked and surprised when they pulled out.”
Thursday, December 17, 2009
The picture says it all!
The churches who refuse to feed the homeless because of their 'religious' beliefs are Christian in name only.
Agape (Love) 'christian' church, Word for Life church for god and Centerpoint church welcome to the wall of shame.
Posted by De Sube at 12/17/2009 09:04:00 AM