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    A Religious Leader Was Removed from a Jeff Sessions Event for Quoting the Bible

    Wow, that good old true-xtian love just shining out again.....


    Two religious leaders were forcibly removed from an event Attorney General Jeff Sessions was speaking at after they interrupted his speech to quote the Bible — specifically, the book of Matthew.


    Sessions was speaking at a Federalist Society event in Boston this morning when the protest occurred.


    The first man, who said he, like Sessions, was a member of the United Methodist Church, stood up to paraphrase Matthew 25:42-43. After repeating the verse, he tried appealing to Sessions using their shared faith:


    Brother Jeff, as a fellow United Methodist, I call upon you to repent, to care for those in need, to remember that when you do not care for others you are wounding the body of Christ.


    That’s what it looks like when religion is a force for good.


    As security forces descended upon the man, Sessions thanked him for his “remarks” while also referring to them as an “attack.”


    I would just tell you we do our best every day to fulfill our responsibility to enforce the laws of the United States.


    It’s hard to believe that given Sessions’ efforts to detain immigrant children at the border, separating them from their parents in a way that does nothing to make the country safer. In June, Sessions was condemned by hundreds of United Methodist leaders for that very reason.
    Another religious leader, a Baptist minister, jumped in to defend the first man, but he was also removed. The audience booed him and urged him to “go home.”
    Xtianity is such a piece of filth....

    http://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2...ing-the-bible/
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.” Terry Pratchett

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    Quote Originally Posted by phands View Post
    Wow, that good old true-xtian love just shining out again.....


    Two religious leaders were forcibly removed from an event Attorney General Jeff Sessions was speaking at after they interrupted his speech to quote the Bible — specifically, the book of Matthew.


    Sessions was speaking at a Federalist Society event in Boston this morning when the protest occurred.


    The first man, who said he, like Sessions, was a member of the United Methodist Church, stood up to paraphrase Matthew 25:42-43. After repeating the verse, he tried appealing to Sessions using their shared faith:


    Brother Jeff, as a fellow United Methodist, I call upon you to repent, to care for those in need, to remember that when you do not care for others you are wounding the body of Christ.


    That’s what it looks like when religion is a force for good.


    As security forces descended upon the man, Sessions thanked him for his “remarks” while also referring to them as an “attack.”


    I would just tell you we do our best every day to fulfill our responsibility to enforce the laws of the United States.


    It’s hard to believe that given Sessions’ efforts to detain immigrant children at the border, separating them from their parents in a way that does nothing to make the country safer. In June, Sessions was condemned by hundreds of United Methodist leaders for that very reason.
    Another religious leader, a Baptist minister, jumped in to defend the first man, but he was also removed. The audience booed him and urged him to “go home.”
    Xtianity is such a piece of filth....

    http://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2...ing-the-bible/
    A "piece of filth"? You think interrupting Jeff Sessions is that serious a crime? I'd do it just to watch his stupid old face crinkle up, he's not a friend to anyone decent.

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    So....some religious people stand up for what we might call decent human standards...and.....you call the whole religion filth? I must be missing something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruby sparks View Post
    So....some religious people stand up for what we might call decent human standards...and.....you call the whole religion filth? I must be missing something.
    That would be the filth.

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    Christianity has always been for the masses to follow, no

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    Odd... This thread, so far, seems to be advocating that the U.S. should become a Christian theocracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skepticalbip View Post
    Odd... This thread, so far, seems to be advocating that the U.S. should become a Christian theocracy.
    I believe Phands was referring to Sessions as the filth.
    If you're going to wave the Bible to get into office, don't call it 'an attack' when people hold you responsible for what that Bible says.
    Last edited by Keith&Co.; 06-27-2019 at 01:08 PM. Reason: Whoops. Wrong idjit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skepticalbip View Post
    Odd... This thread, so far, seems to be advocating that the U.S. should become a Christian theocracy.
    An incomprehensible combination of terms. Christianity and empire are at odds with one another on a fundamental level.

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    If Jesus returned and stared preaching in the face of Christian power elite as he did to Jewish power elites he would again get crucified. This time by Christians.

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    He did cross a provincial border with a crowd of hundreds of poor, diseased people. More than once. Also: Jewish.

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