Skip to comments.Married lesbian couple to lead prominent D.C. Baptist church
Posted on 01/10/2017 12:21:22 PM PST by Cronos
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.
A spokeswoman for the congregation said she didnt know whether a gay couple leading a church was a first for Baptists.
We look for the best people in the world and thats who they were, said Carol Blythe. Were very excited.
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 SBCs stance against homosexuality. Calvary Baptist still affiliates with American Baptist Churches USA.
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They can establish all the churches they want. I’m going to Mass regardless.
**Married lesbian couple**
Does. Not. Compute.
Oh boy, the crazy eyes are a matched set with these two, aren’t they?
They look like sisters. I wouldn’t be surprised.
Neither does calling them Baptists.
when you see the word “progressive” in relation to a church you know they really mean liberal.
The elitists like telling the majority of us that we believe things we clearly do not believe. They keep telling us we voted for Hillary, but the electoral college nullified the popular vote. Go to any unmoderated social media site, and you’ll see first hand that’s not true. The majority of Americans support family values.
Because what says “Holiness” more than pastors bragging about how they have sex?
Swearingen, who is fluent in Spanish, earned a Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School, where she won an award for her preaching.
Two institutions I would not rely upon for Biblical based teaching.
They are an abomination...or am I being harsh?
No, you’re not. God’s way or man’s way. Simple. An abomination.
The Lutheran parishes in the D.C. area have pretty much all gone “gay”. (I used to know them before they did). Now this Baptist parish can join them—in a bigger way!
Now that I’m Orthodox, I have several parishes in the D.C. area in which I can worship—and commune—when I visit there!!!!
God's way is THE only way to live. I guess people just don't think that their own death is the gateway to ETERNITY.
I KNOW what "eternity" means so I plan on continuing to be a GOOD GIRL, almost all of the time. If I were "perfect" I'd be an insufferable liar.
Freaks. Crazy eyes. Lunatics.
Because they teach a deluded, distorted, heretical version of “Christianity” based on a liberal idea of “love”.
Their delusion also requires them to label the rest of us as “haters”. Sound familiar?
Those dykes can call it a Baptist church,but we all know it’s not.
at least they’re not deplorable.
They are about as Baptist as those pro-abortion Catholics are Catholic. Just trying to steal the brand, that’s all.
Now, them there’s some holey rollers.
It doesn’t say where they’re going to lead that church.
There’s no delusion like self-delusion. This “church” put people in charge that God said are going to hell. That’s a special kind of insane.
These "pastors" are not Christians, but merely fifth columnists. What I wonder is why anyone would choose to attend services at a "church" that is no different from the secular world. One may as well go to one's favorite gay bar as a gay "church".
The fact that they are pastorettes is the first problem.
Before I was Orthodox I would staunchly defend the “right” of women to be Ordained.
For, that I have repented, been exorcised, and now have received Illumination.
No one has a “right” to be Ordained.
....No one has a right to be Ordained....
That is correct!!!!
Lesbos leading a church who aren’t following the Bible. The congregation shouldn’t fool themselves into posing as Christians.
God chose men for apostles; what’s up with women doing this?
HOW IN THE WORLD can ANYONE with a brain in his head be a practicing HOMOSEXUAL and a Christian at the same time?
It’s not much different than in Paul’s time when he warned against the false teachers of that period- and encouraged true churches to stay the course and not give in to the abominations that were being preached- I’m not sure if homosexuality was rampant during that time in the false churches- but I believe they did preach about loose sexual morals claiming that they couldn’t lose their salvation- Sadly they were likely never saved- and neither are these two lesbians today- What they are committing is a direct spit in the face to God- they have read His word and know that He condemns homosexuality in the strongest sense and they don’t care and shake their fists in His face and declare that they are His children anyways- They’ve got a rude awakening coming at judgment day
It was at loggerheads with the group on several issues, including the SBCs stance against homosexuality. (No Lauren, this sad church is at "loggerheads" with the Lord. These two lost souls had better enjoy their situation in the here-and-now, because their after life is all downhill from here.
Calvary Baptist still affiliates with American Baptist Churches USA. (Yes Lauren, this sad church is unsurprisingly affiliated with American Baptist Churches USA. Sadly, that "Baptist" convention is on the same road to destruction. The Lord has warned us all of his expectations for his creation(s).
If you care for these two Lauren, Pray for them to repent their sins.
I’ve known a few and have listened to them. They are fine people. BUT!!!! how can you say you Love Jesus and still practice homosexuality. Yes, we must Love them as Christ loved us. But surely we should be leading “them” to him instead of being lead.
This is not about “them” but about “us” and how far we are prepared to depart from the simple Word of Christ.
Jesus warned of wolves dressed as harmless sheep
Baptist my arse
They’re only “baptists” to disparage the name.
We think alike too.
And for those who think it just refers to “men”, well:
Heck just read the entire 1st Chapter of Romans. Libs and their love for sin was exposed almost 2,000 years ago.
I am greatly encouraged by the comments at the source article. It shows that this abomination does NOT enjoy such widespread acceptance as the sodomite propagandists would have us believe.
Sorry, Carol, if a homosexual couple is the "best" you can drum up to lead your congregation, then I would not expect God to bless your ministry. I'm sure the SBC was glad to be rid of this group.
Well 9 of 10 commandments and already doing selfies? Proud of themselves. D.C. must have something in the water.
Can pedofiles be out of the closet too?
I’m sure they were. I expect this congregation to die out soon and hopefully be replaced with an SBC community
i wonder if Baptists could sue this gay kirk?
i wonder if Baptists could sue this gay kirk?
Exactly — and the leftist media portray both sham groups as groups we should “follow”.
“where she won an award for her preaching.”
Is that like winning the Golden Globe?
What did I say to cause such an ugly response
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