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'Love Wins' Author Rob Bell Supports Gay Marriage
CBNNews ^ | Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Posted on 03/19/2013 8:35:22 PM PDT by robowombat

'Love Wins' Author Rob Bell Supports Gay Marriage

CBNNews.com Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Rob Bell, the former "rock star" pastor of Michigan's Mars Hill Bible Church, has come out in support of same-sex marriage.

Speaking during a forum at San Francisco's Grace Cathedral Monday, Bell said the ship of traditional marriage "has sailed."

"Yes, I am for marriage. I am for fidelity. I am for love, whether it's a man and woman, a woman and a woman, a man and a man," he said. "I think this is the world we are living in and we need to affirm people wherever they are." Listen to the full audio of Bell's comments here.

Bell suggested that instead of transforming the world, a "ghettoized, Evangelical subculture" has instead turned people away from Christ.

"I think that when you're in a part of a subculture that is dying, you make a lot more noise because it's very painful. You sort of die or you adapt. And if you adapt, it means you have to come face to face with some of the ways we've talked about God, which don't actually shape people into more loving, compassionate people," he reasoned.

"We have supported policies and ways of viewing the world that are actually destructive. And we've done it in the name of God and we need to repent," he said.

It's not the first time Bell has made waves in evangelical Christian circles. In 2011, Bell caused controversy with his book Love Wins, in which he challenged traditional Christian views of Heaven and Hell.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: Michigan
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This fellow wrote a book challenging 'traditional' views of heaven and hell. Basically, as I understand it he doubts both as supernatural constructs and holds we send ourselves to either place here by virtue of our choices in this life not the life hereafter. Bell was basically fired from his 'megachurch' in Grand Rapids for that heresy and has 'evolved' further. I suspect Mr. Bell may have some unreconciled conflicts about his own sexuality and we may find him departing from his closet in the near future. For believers he meets the criterion of a false prophet for the rest of us he meets the criterion for a weasel and a hypocrite.
1 posted on 03/19/2013 8:35:22 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: robowombat
OH NO!!!!!! NOT ROB BELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Who the heck is Rob Bell?)

2 posted on 03/19/2013 8:36:21 PM PDT by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: robowombat
I am for love, whether it's a man and woman, a woman and a woman, a man and a man,"

Man and a boy? Hey, why not....isn't that "love" too, Rob?

3 posted on 03/19/2013 8:37:19 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: robowombat

Why only two? Why not three people? Why not 5? Why not two guys and a sheep? Sheesh.


4 posted on 03/19/2013 8:37:51 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: robowombat
I am for love, whether it's a man and woman, a woman and a woman, a man and a man,...a man and his goat, a woman and a saddle horn and so on.
5 posted on 03/19/2013 8:40:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Whatever happened to the land of the free, home of the brave?)
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To: robowombat

“said the ship of traditional marriage “has sailed.” “

Without him on board apparently.


6 posted on 03/19/2013 8:49:10 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: robowombat

This guy is a true piece of work. I believe in a very real place called Hell, Mr. Bell. And rest-assured, you’re heading straight there the way you pervert Christianity to fit your own demented perceptions.
We have twisted the Bible to use it for destructive ends? Tell me, you K-Mart excuse for a Christian, how exactly can God’s words on homosexual sex be ‘reinterpreted’? They seemed pretty damn clear last time I checked. Christianity doesn’t ‘evolve’. What the hell do you think it is? A dumbass Chicago politician masquerading as a president? Christianity is eternal. Some things have been added to it over the years, but the foundations are unmoving. By your cracked logic, if you lived in Mexico, you’d denounce ‘Thou Shalt Not Murder” because Mexico is rife with murder, and its become accepted as an everyday occurrence. Do you see what an idiot you are? No, I guess not, because you’ll probably never read this, just like you’ve probably never read the Bible, or any book about the Christian faith. Go ahead though. Dance like a freak for all the leftists. They find the hollow nature of your cheap ‘evolving’ faith amusing. I just find it physically sickening.


7 posted on 03/19/2013 8:50:11 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: BillyBoy

I’m throwing all his books in the fireplace tonight! (that is if I had any, and if I had a working fireplace.


8 posted on 03/19/2013 8:52:20 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: robowombat; a fool in paradise

One Less Bell To Answer!


9 posted on 03/19/2013 8:54:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Hell’s Bells!


10 posted on 03/19/2013 9:05:34 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Paul Ryan 2016)
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To: robowombat

In other news Rob Bell rejects the doctrine of original sin, and the hell that comes with a hearded heart to Jesus sacrifice and freedom that comes with it.


11 posted on 03/19/2013 9:18:41 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: robowombat

Heterosexual marriages are bad enough at fidelity.

It is basically impossible with homosexuals.


12 posted on 03/19/2013 9:25:21 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: robowombat
I hadn't heard that Bell was s-canned from his own church. That's kinda funny considering he'd been twisting and torturing scripture for years. I suppose Christ had him in mind when he said, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Matt 7:21-23

13 posted on 03/19/2013 9:26:49 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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If Satan took over Philadelphia, all of the bars would be closed, pornography banished, and pristine streets would be filled with tidy pedestrians who smiled at each other. There would be no swearing. The children would say, “Yes, sir” and “No, ma’am,” and the churches would be full every Sunday . . . where Christ is not preached.

-Donald Grey Barnhouse


14 posted on 03/19/2013 9:28:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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I have to say I deduced that he was sacked because he suddenly ‘resigned’ and issued the classic ‘exploring new opportunities’ statement that fired CEO’s always issue in the wake of being told to quit or be fired.
15 posted on 03/19/2013 9:30:22 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: robowombat

Sorry, but you cannot support the Abomination of Sodomy, and still be an Evangelical, because you are no longer a Christian.

When you support sin, you are no longer Christ-like, you’ve agreed with the enemy of your soul, the Devil.


16 posted on 03/19/2013 9:36:33 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: BillyBoy

DING DONG SUPPORTS HOMOEROTIC NUPTIALS


17 posted on 03/19/2013 10:46:16 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: robowombat

If it involves fecal matter, it’s not marital.


18 posted on 03/19/2013 11:07:31 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
He's right about one thing. The ship sailed when Michigan voters voted against gay marriage.

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19 posted on 03/20/2013 3:51:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: robowombat

Ask not for whom the Bell tolls.....


20 posted on 03/20/2013 4:57:58 AM PDT by ABN 505
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To: robowombat

Bell is not interested in the God of the Bible but only the one he has created in his mind.

I posted this before but I think it’s worth repeating.

Saints Tossed To and Fro

In this message, Dr. Stanley talks about the importance of having a faith that is doctrinally sound and spiritually mature. When we can explain what we believe and why we believe it, we won’t be carried away by false doctrine. We’ll also be able to use our biblical knowledge and spiritual giftedness to build up the church and bring people together.

http://www.intouch.org/broadcast/today-on-radio/content.aspx?topic=Saints_Tossed_To_and_Fro_radio


21 posted on 03/20/2013 7:34:08 AM PDT by dragonblustar (2 Peter 3:18)
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Money is Bell’s God.

Bow down before the one you serve, Rob.


22 posted on 03/20/2013 7:35:09 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: robowombat
You sort of die or you adapt.

Mohammed adapted the bible to suit his warlord philosophy. How'd that work out?

23 posted on 03/20/2013 9:52:30 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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