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

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 didn’t know whether a gay couple leading a church was a first for Baptists.

“We look for the best people in the world and that’s who they were,” said Carol Blythe. “We’re 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 SBC’s stance against homosexuality. Calvary Baptist still affiliates with American Baptist Churches USA.

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The pinko war on churches continues
1 posted on 01/10/2017 12:21:22 PM PST by Cronos
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2 posted on 01/10/2017 12:23:01 PM PST by Cronos (Obama's dislike of Assad is not based on his brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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To: Cronos

They can establish all the churches they want. I’m going to Mass regardless.


3 posted on 01/10/2017 12:26:29 PM PST by TheStickman (And their fear tastes like sunshine puked up by a unicorn.)
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To: Cronos

**Married lesbian couple**

Does. Not. Compute.


4 posted on 01/10/2017 12:32:14 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: Cronos

Oh boy, the crazy eyes are a matched set with these two, aren’t they?


5 posted on 01/10/2017 12:34:51 PM PST by Hoffer Rand (God be greater than the worries in my life, be stronger than the weakness in my mind, be magnified.)
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To: Hoffer Rand

They look like sisters. I wouldn’t be surprised.


6 posted on 01/10/2017 12:38:06 PM PST by BykrBayb (Lung cancer free since 11/9/07. Colon cancer free since 7/7/15. PTL ~ Þ)
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To: Gamecock
No, it does not. My worry is two fold:
  1. The media is portraying this as somehow what the "majority of Christians" are "ok" with -- which is the opposite of reality
  2. The pinkos are attacking each church one by one

7 posted on 01/10/2017 12:39:52 PM PST by Cronos (Obama's dislike of Assad is not based on his brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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To: Gamecock

Neither does calling them Baptists.


8 posted on 01/10/2017 12:41:09 PM PST by BykrBayb (Lung cancer free since 11/9/07. Colon cancer free since 7/7/15. PTL ~ Þ)
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To: Cronos

when you see the word “progressive” in relation to a church you know they really mean liberal.


9 posted on 01/10/2017 12:44:27 PM PST by ealgeone
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To: Cronos

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.


10 posted on 01/10/2017 12:45:31 PM PST by BykrBayb (Lung cancer free since 11/9/07. Colon cancer free since 7/7/15. PTL ~ Þ)
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To: Cronos

Because what says “Holiness” more than pastors bragging about how they have sex?


11 posted on 01/10/2017 12:45:38 PM PST by Fido969 (IN!)
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To: Cronos
Sarratt, who holds an MBA from the University of Virginia, left the corporate world after she felt called to ministry and obtained her master’s in theological studies from Emory University.

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.

12 posted on 01/10/2017 12:46:28 PM PST by ealgeone
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To: Cronos
My isn't that sweeet?

They are an abomination...or am I being harsh?

13 posted on 01/10/2017 12:51:26 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

No, you’re not. God’s way or man’s way. Simple. An abomination.


14 posted on 01/10/2017 12:54:37 PM PST by FES0844
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To: Cronos; lightman

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!!!!


15 posted on 01/10/2017 12:58:57 PM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: FES0844
No, you’re not. God’s way or man’s way. Simple. An abomination.

Thanks.
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.

16 posted on 01/10/2017 12:59:14 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Cronos

17 posted on 01/10/2017 1:26:54 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: Honorary Serb
HOW IN THE WORLD can ANYONE with a brain in his head be a practicing HOMOSEXUAL and a Christian at the same time?
That's not the Christianity I know and love.
18 posted on 01/10/2017 1:27:02 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Cronos

Freaks. Crazy eyes. Lunatics.


19 posted on 01/10/2017 1:34:52 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?.)
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To: Cronos

Sardis.


20 posted on 01/10/2017 1:37:34 PM PST by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed (Yahuah Yahusha)
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To: cloudmountain

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?


21 posted on 01/10/2017 1:43:24 PM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Cronos

Those dykes can call it a Baptist church,but we all know it’s not.


22 posted on 01/10/2017 1:48:52 PM PST by Farmer Dean (168 grains of instant conflict resolution)
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To: FES0844

at least they’re not deplorable.


23 posted on 01/10/2017 1:53:21 PM PST by apostoli ("When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination." - Sowel)
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To: BykrBayb

They are about as Baptist as those pro-abortion Catholics are Catholic. Just trying to steal the brand, that’s all.


24 posted on 01/10/2017 1:56:28 PM PST by Doche2X2
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To: Cronos

Now, them there’s some holey rollers.


25 posted on 01/10/2017 2:03:32 PM PST by moovova
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To: apostoli

Les deplorables...


26 posted on 01/10/2017 2:06:03 PM PST by refermech
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To: Cronos

It doesn’t say where they’re going to lead that church.


27 posted on 01/10/2017 2:07:28 PM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
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To: Cronos

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.


28 posted on 01/10/2017 2:08:10 PM PST by afsnco
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To: cloudmountain
HOW IN THE WORLD can ANYONE with a brain in his head be a practicing HOMOSEXUAL and a Christian at the same time? That's not the Christianity I know and love.

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".

29 posted on 01/10/2017 2:25:25 PM PST by Sans-Culotte (Time to get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US!)
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To: TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed
Sardis.

AMEN!!

30 posted on 01/10/2017 2:30:19 PM PST by pollywog (" O thou who changest not....ABIDE with me")
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To: Honorary Serb

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.


31 posted on 01/10/2017 2:33:19 PM PST by lightman ( Beat the Philly fraud machine the Amish did onest, ja? Vas is das? TRUMPALUTION!)
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To: lightman

....No one has a “right” to be Ordained....

That is correct!!!!


32 posted on 01/10/2017 3:10:36 PM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Cronos

Lesbos leading a church who aren’t following the Bible. The congregation shouldn’t fool themselves into posing as Christians.


33 posted on 01/10/2017 3:14:07 PM PST by bgill (From the CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola")
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To: Cronos

Unbelievable.

God chose men for apostles; what’s up with women doing this?


34 posted on 01/10/2017 3:24:34 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: cloudmountain

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


35 posted on 01/10/2017 3:33:10 PM PST by Bob434
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To: Cronos
The 155-year-old church severed ties with the Southern Baptist Convention in 2012: (No Lauren, the SBC severed ties with this sad church which has fallen to Lucifer)

It was at loggerheads with the group on several issues, including the SBC’s 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.

36 posted on 01/10/2017 3:46:01 PM PST by Col Freeper (Liberals: Devoted members of the "Church of the Eternally Offended".)
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To: cloudmountain

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


37 posted on 01/10/2017 3:47:05 PM PST by BornToBeAmerican (Don't forget Love)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

Baptist my arse


38 posted on 01/10/2017 3:50:05 PM PST by wardaddy (trump is a great tourniquet but that's all folks.......)
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To: Cronos

They’re only “baptists” to disparage the name.


39 posted on 01/10/2017 3:58:03 PM PST by fwdude (Democrats have not been this angry since Republicans freed the slaves.)
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To: cloudmountain

Nope!
We think alike too.

Leviticus 18:22
And for those who think it just refers to “men”, well:

Romans 1:26-27

Heck just read the entire 1st Chapter of Romans. Libs and their love for sin was exposed almost 2,000 years ago.


40 posted on 01/10/2017 4:18:10 PM PST by Roman_War_Criminal
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To: Cronos

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.


41 posted on 01/10/2017 4:36:12 PM PST by fwdude (Democrats have not been this angry since Republicans freed the slaves.)
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“We look for the best people in the world and that’s who they were,” said Carol Blythe. “We’re 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 SBC’s stance against homosexuality. Calvary Baptist still affiliates with American Baptist Churches USA.

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.

42 posted on 01/10/2017 7:08:41 PM PST by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: Cronos

Well 9 of 10 commandments and already doing selfies? Proud of themselves. D.C. must have something in the water.


43 posted on 01/11/2017 6:38:07 AM PST by keving (We get the government to vote)
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To: keving

Can pedofiles be out of the closet too?


44 posted on 01/11/2017 6:40:22 AM PST by keving (We get the government we vote)
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To: boatbums

I’m sure they were. I expect this congregation to die out soon and hopefully be replaced with an SBC community


45 posted on 01/12/2017 10:01:38 AM PST by Cronos (Obama's dislike of Assad is not based on his brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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To: BykrBayb

i wonder if Baptists could sue this gay kirk?


46 posted on 01/12/2017 10:03:18 AM PST by Cronos (Obama's dislike of Assad is not based on his brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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To: BykrBayb

i wonder if Baptists could sue this gay kirk?


47 posted on 01/12/2017 10:03:20 AM PST by Cronos (Obama's dislike of Assad is not based on his brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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To: Doche2X2; BykrBayb; Gamecock

Exactly — and the leftist media portray both sham groups as groups we should “follow”.


48 posted on 01/12/2017 10:05:01 AM PST by Cronos (Obama's dislike of Assad is not based on his brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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To: Cronos

“where she won an award for her preaching.”

Is that like winning the Golden Globe?


49 posted on 01/12/2017 10:05:58 AM PST by Leep (Stronger without her!)
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To: wardaddy

What did I say to cause such an ugly response


50 posted on 01/14/2017 11:55:57 AM PST by BornToBeAmerican (Don't forget Love)
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