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Married lesbian couple to lead prominent D.C. Baptist church
WaPo ^ | Jan 9, 2017 | Lauren Markoe

Posted on 01/09/2017 6:35:05 PM PST by upchuck

Calvary Baptist Church, a progressive Baptist landmark in the heart of downtown Washington, has named a gay couple as co-pastors.

Sally Sarratt and Maria Swearingen were presented to the congregation during worship services Jan. 8 and are set to begin their new jobs Feb. 26...

The 155-year-old church severed ties with the Southern Baptist Convention in 2012: It was at loggerheads with the group on several issues, including the SBC’s stance against homosexuality. Calvary Baptist still affiliates with American Baptist Churches USA...

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It may be a church, but with two lesbians leading it it sure isn't a Baptist church.
1 posted on 01/09/2017 6:35:05 PM PST by upchuck
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THis crap makes me vomit!!!!!!!!! Damned percerts oretending to be God fearing and part of a church? (I need to go vomit again)


2 posted on 01/09/2017 6:36:51 PM PST by MagUSNRET
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To: 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; A Strict Constructionist; ...
Unfortunately, these two lesbos got their start here in SC, one at a Unitarian church.

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3 posted on 01/09/2017 6:37:10 PM PST by upchuck (Obama once thought that he belonged to the ages. Now he belongs in the rubbish bin. h/t D.Greenfield)
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To: upchuck

Being a Baptist used to mean something.


4 posted on 01/09/2017 6:39:24 PM PST by Fzob (Let the saving love of Christ be the measure of our lives.)
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To: upchuck

5 posted on 01/09/2017 6:41:32 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: upchuck

Im reminded of the parable of the church being like a tree, and the birds would nest in its branches. Jesus had already said in another parable the birds represent the servants of Satan.


6 posted on 01/09/2017 6:44:10 PM PST by brucedickinson
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To: MagUSNRET
Damned percerts oretending to be God fearing and part of a church? (I need to go vomit again)

I hate it when percerts oretend...

7 posted on 01/09/2017 6:45:27 PM PST by sargon (The Revolution is ON! Support President-elect Trump!)
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To: upchuck

For some reason the Washington Post doesn’t do articles on new pastors at local baptist churches who are in traditional marriages.


8 posted on 01/09/2017 6:45:29 PM PST by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: upchuck

this kind of filth has infested a BAPTIST church!???????!!!


9 posted on 01/09/2017 6:45:53 PM PST by faithhopecharity ("Politicans are not born, they're excreted." -- Marcus Tillius Cicero)
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To: upchuck
First new congregants: Barack and Michelle. They will fit right in.

I also have a question: Given that DC is largely black, where is this church located? My understanding is that blacks tend to be socially conservative even though they vote for Liberals. So I am just wondering if my preconception is correct, and how a "Baptist" church led by two lesbos will go over.

10 posted on 01/09/2017 6:46:30 PM PST by Robwin
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To: upchuck

(by “filth” i was referring to the anti-Biblical nature of having homosexuals leading a church. it is deplorable, rotten, sickening imho. i was not referring to any individuals per se.)


11 posted on 01/09/2017 6:47:18 PM PST by faithhopecharity ("Politicans are not born, they're excreted." -- Marcus Tillius Cicero)
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To: faithhopecharity

Yeah if they were Methodists it would be a nonstory


12 posted on 01/09/2017 6:52:22 PM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: upchuck

Not Christian.


13 posted on 01/09/2017 6:52:27 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Je Suis Pepe)
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To: upchuck
All the Bible-believing Baptist churches have long ago left the ABC denomination. I personally know the pastor of a church who did this in the early 90s, and he thought his church had waited way too late to separate. AFAIK they are an ever-shrinking, microscopically-small denomination when compared to other denominations with "Baptist" in the name.

You most often see references to the American Baptist Church when leftwing groups of churches publish an open letter or hold a presser to support some radical idea or group, and they ALWAYS love to highlight the inclusion of the ABC with a gleeful "even the ***BAPTISTS*** are in agreement with us!", counting on the fact that most people who see the word "Baptist" will assume "Conservative Christian".

14 posted on 01/09/2017 6:53:37 PM PST by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC (Folks ask about my politics. I say: I dont belong to any organized political party. I'm a Republican)
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To: silverleaf

certainly also for PCUSA?


15 posted on 01/09/2017 6:54:44 PM PST by faithhopecharity ("Politicans are not born, they're excreted." -- Marcus Tillius Cicero)
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To: Fzob

It still does....
....this is an apostate event center


16 posted on 01/09/2017 6:55:00 PM PST by Guenevere (If my people......will humble themselves and pray and seek my face .....I will heal their land...)
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To: upchuck

Call it what they will, it surely isn’t a “church” either, just as a debauched same-sex union, isn’t a marriage.


17 posted on 01/09/2017 6:55:02 PM PST by zerosix ( Native Sunflower)
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To: upchuck

they could join the episcopals


18 posted on 01/09/2017 6:56:15 PM PST by faithhopecharity ("Politicans are not born, they're excreted." -- Marcus Tillius Cicero)
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To: faithhopecharity

That’s nice. Libertarian dittos everyone!


19 posted on 01/09/2017 6:58:38 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: upchuck

I’ve been there. It’s a cool building but a crappy “church”

They rent out their Sunday school rooms to groups touring DC. They have a bunch of mattresses. limited kitchen, showers etc. The price is great but I realized the place was pretty weird when we got there and checked in with Mohammed at the baptist church.


20 posted on 01/09/2017 6:58:49 PM PST by cyclotic (Democrats haven't been this mad since we freed their slaves)
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To: upchuck

A Mighty Fortress is our God,,,

All I got,
All I Need.


21 posted on 01/09/2017 7:06:19 PM PST by Big Red Badger (UNSCANABLE in an IDIOCRACY!)
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To: upchuck

I don’t think they will be visiting my local baptist church. Just guessing.


22 posted on 01/09/2017 7:08:38 PM PST by wgmalabama
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To: upchuck

This bothers me less than allowing any islamic POS into America to corrupt its retarded and foolish followers.

islam must be stopped and any evil “religion” like it outlawed.


23 posted on 01/09/2017 7:10:09 PM PST by soycd
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To: faithhopecharity

Jude 1 verse 4 sums it up.

4 For certain individuals whose condemnation was written about[b] long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.


24 posted on 01/09/2017 7:11:44 PM PST by dandiegirl (BO)
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To: upchuck

25 posted on 01/09/2017 7:13:20 PM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: upchuck

So how does an active lesbian bring a lost soul to Jesus?
“Hey, I don’t believe God’s Word but you should if you want eternal life.”
Not sure that will work to well!


26 posted on 01/09/2017 7:14:02 PM PST by 48th SPS Crusader (I am an American. Not a Republican or a Democrat)
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To: upchuck

Cleanse it with fire.

Just sayin’


27 posted on 01/09/2017 7:14:02 PM PST by SirLurkedalot (10/10/51-7/7/16 RIP Dad, I'll be missing you until I cross over to Eternity)
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To: upchuck

How is it they still get to use the term “Baptist” in their name?


28 posted on 01/09/2017 7:15:31 PM PST by BobL (In Honor of the NeverTrumpers, I declare myself as FR's first 'Imitation NeverTrumper')
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To: Fzob

Watch this space. That church will be closed within 12 months or sold as a mosque


29 posted on 01/09/2017 7:18:52 PM PST by PGR88
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To: upchuck

It may be a church,


No, its not! They are not worshiping God in that building. How can you worship God when you praise and celebrate unrepentant sinners. It is led by unrepentant sinners. They are not worshiping God, they are worshiping sin.

More like a Satanic temple.


30 posted on 01/09/2017 7:19:14 PM PST by joshua c (Cut the cord! Don't pay for the rope they hang you with.)
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To: upchuck

Unitarians leading the Baptist flock astray? Imagine that.


31 posted on 01/09/2017 7:21:12 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The COM-Left is saddened by the death of the Communist dictator Fidel Castro. No surprise there.)
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To: upchuck

How can you be openly violating God’s law and claim to be Christian? Is there ANYTHING that would be unacceptable to them?

I guess it is the “new Christianity” where anything is acceptable.


32 posted on 01/09/2017 7:22:07 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Conservatives love America for what it is. Liberals hate America for the same reason.)
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To: upchuck

I take it these two lovebirds have taken out select books and/or verses in the Bible so the ignorant and intellectually lazy congregation thinks it’s ‘okay’ with God.

I’ll never understand how people, mortal human beings, can flip the finger at the One who has the power over their eternal fate.

Sally and Maria will one day find out that God means business.


33 posted on 01/09/2017 7:23:37 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: upchuck
Don't want to be around when they get that smile knocked of their faces.


34 posted on 01/09/2017 7:24:46 PM PST by Gamecock (Gun owner. Christian. Pro-American. Pro Law and Order. I am in the https:// basket of deplorables.)
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To: upchuck

God will not be mocked!

Must be these two have never read a bible.

They are mocking God and I wouldn’t want to be them when they face Jesus.


35 posted on 01/09/2017 7:30:42 PM PST by faucetman (Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: 48th SPS Crusader

They are just following Thomas Jefferson’s example. Cut out the parts of the Bible you don’t like.


36 posted on 01/09/2017 7:38:37 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: BobL

American, not Southern.


37 posted on 01/09/2017 7:39:20 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Robwin

Its census block group is 83% white....downtown, near the National Portrait Gallery...


38 posted on 01/09/2017 7:45:47 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: Fzob
“Being a Baptist used to mean something.”

Thanks to the Southern Baptist conservative resurgence in the 80’s it still does.
Unfortunately, anyone from the Westboro nut jobs to these heretics can put “baptist” in their name.

39 posted on 01/09/2017 8:04:30 PM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the 0zarks)
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To: faucetman

They are committing what I believe to be one of the worst of sins. They want a god who they can use. They presume God exists to serve them. They are in for a number of rude surprises.


40 posted on 01/09/2017 8:07:12 PM PST by henkster
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To: upchuck

They are just going out if their way to mock God. These people and their congregation are intentionally making every effort to undermine and denigrate Christians and Christianity. There are levels of Hell and they would be better off sticking to their bath houses and bedrooms.

Now, when are we going to see lesbian/gay pastors leading a Muslim congregation. Never, becuse God isn’t there to be mocked.


41 posted on 01/09/2017 8:46:33 PM PST by grumpygresh (We don't have Democrats and Republicans, we have the Faustian uni-party)
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To: Gamecock

The church as a whole decided to break away. Now they’ve added the finishing touch to their new rainbow church. Many smiles will be knock off besides those two women.


42 posted on 01/09/2017 8:51:19 PM PST by dragonblustar
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To: upchuck

It’s a false church.


43 posted on 01/09/2017 8:53:22 PM PST by ealgeone
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Baptist Church?
Has anyone told them THEY’RE DOING IT WRONG! Congregants might as well just stay home and read chick tracts.


44 posted on 01/09/2017 9:19:30 PM PST by monkeybrau
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To: 48th SPS Crusader

There are whole passages in the Bible that’ll never show up in “sermons” given by these two. How can any Christian take them seriously?


45 posted on 01/09/2017 9:22:11 PM PST by mom of young patriots
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To: upchuck
New seen a headline that says:

Married heterosexual couple to lead anything.

46 posted on 01/09/2017 9:36:09 PM PST by JIM O
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Too much wrong in the title to clear up.


47 posted on 01/10/2017 12:14:35 AM PST by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: upchuck

Whatever happened to Morals?
Oh yeah, the church ignore morals so as to get donations.
The almighty dollar is the real church.


48 posted on 01/10/2017 3:00:44 AM PST by Joe Boucher (Her ass belongs in prison along with the jive ass punk obammy.)
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Damned percerts oretending to be God fearing and part of a church? (I need to go vomit again) I hate it when percerts oretend... ................. I hope it's not catchy
49 posted on 01/10/2017 3:01:44 AM PST by RaginRak
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To: upchuck

At this rate, the next “frontier” the Wash. Post will gush over will be a father and son/daughter, mother and son/daughter, or sister/brother couple who get “married” and assume the leadership position in that “church”. I give it about 15 years.


50 posted on 01/10/2017 3:15:13 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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