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  • Why San Francisco's biggest megachurch is wrong about sex

    03/16/2015 8:38:38 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    First Things ^ | 3-17-15 | Robert A.J. Gagnon
    The senior pastor and elders of City Church, the largest evangelical church in San Francisco will no longer require members to abstain from homosexual practice, so long as the homosexual activity occurs in the context of marriage. According to a letter written by senior pastor Fred Harrell on behalf of the Board of Elders, “We will no longer discriminate based on sexual orientation and demand lifelong celibacy as a precondition for joining. For all members, regardless of sexual orientation, we will continue to expect chastity in singleness until marriage.” “Our pastoral practice of demanding life-long ‘celibacy,' by which we meant...
  • A Response to the Statement from City Church San Francisco on Its Ministry to the LGBT People

    03/16/2015 6:53:56 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 34 replies
    Aquilla Report ^ | March 16, 2015 | Christopher Robins
    [Editor’s note: The Elder Board of City Church in San Francisco, formerly in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and now in the Reformed Church in America (RCA), released a statement on changes of how it will minister to those who are considered a part of the LGBT community. This is a response to this statement; the full statement follows the response.] Dear friend, I’m so sorry. Thanks for forwarding this letter from City Church this morning. You’ve been a good friend and I want to speak to you plainly. This stuff breaks my heart. The letter makes it sound...
  • San Francisco's Largest Evangelical Megachurch to Allow Non-Celibate Homosexuals to Be Members

    03/15/2015 6:03:02 PM PDT · by massmike · 108 replies
    christianpost.com ^ | 03152015 | ANUGRAH KUMAR
    The Elder Board of San Francisco's largest evangelical church, City Church, has announced that the megachurch will end its practice of preventing LGBT people from becoming members if they are unwilling or unable to practice lifelong celibacy. "Our pastoral practice of demanding life-long 'celibacy,' by which we meant that for the rest of your life you would not engage your sexual orientation in any way, was causing obvious harm and has not led to human flourishing," Sr. Pastor Fred Harrell writes in a letter "on behalf of the Board and for the Gospel." The pastor cites social science research, saying...
  • Nancy Pelosi "San Francisco is the 'model' for living the gospel (video)

    12/01/2014 4:09:22 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 58 replies
    Progressivestoday.com ^ | December 1, 2014 | P.W. Adams
    Even though San Francisco has been known to be home of the radical gay agenda, and where selective abortion based upon sex has been pushed by government officials, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi seems to think the city is on par with Biblical scripture. During a Thanksgiving day speech at the San Francisco Interfaith Council, Nancy Pelosi stated that San Francisco is the “model” for living the gospel (20:30-20:42): “And I think that we have to challenge all of us in public policy, certainly not in San Francisco which is the model of living the gospel, but in public policy to say,...
  • San Francisco Archbishop: Those Dissenting from Church Teachings Shouldn’t Receive Communion

    04/01/2014 6:13:09 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 41 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/31/14 | John-Henry Westen
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, March 31, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Speaking with LifeSiteNews about the matter of worthiness to receive Holy Communion last week, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said that Church teaching on the matter “has been very clear and consistent from literally the very beginning." The Church's teaching goes "all the way back to St. Paul who writes in 1 Corinthians that anyone who does not receive the Eucharist worthily, that is if they are in a state of sin, blasphemes the body and blood of the Lord," the archbishop explained.
  • 35 Years Later, Jim Jones Cult Leaves Lessons for Believers

    11/16/2013 10:29:11 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 72 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 11-15-13 | A. James Rudin
    It’s been 35 years since 918 people, including 257 children, died on Nov. 18, 1978, at the Peoples Temple massacre in Jonestown. The mass murder inside the South American jungle commune in Guyana was engineered by Jim Jones, a murderous cult leader, and was the only time in American history a member of Congress, Leo Ryan, D-Calif., was killed in the line of official duty. Most of the victims were forced to commit suicide by drinking a fatal cocktail of poisoned punch spiked with a Valium tranquilizer. In the days that followed the slaughter of the innocents, Jonestown became a...
  • 16,000 Births, 18,000 Abortions in San Francisco

    03/29/2014 3:56:05 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    Alpha center wants to follow NehemiahOn Friday, March 21, 350 admirers filled the Patrons Hall of San Francisco’s St. Mary’s Cathedral in support of one of only two crisis pregnancy centers in the City. The event was a fundraiser for Alpha Pregnancy Center, located in Mission Terrace. For those unfamiliar with San Francisco, that is not one of the neighborhoods President Obama visits during his frequent fundraising trips. Attendees included Father John Jimenez, who recently celebrated Mass in front of San Francisco’s Planned Parenthood to kick off this year’s 40 Days for Life; a number of 40 Days volunteers; and...
  • Affordable Care Act driving some premiums up

    10/15/2013 8:27:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    ABC-7 San Francisco ^ | October 15, 2013 | By Michael Finney
    SAN FRANCISCO - One reason the Republicans are so adamantly against Obamacare, is that it's driving individual insurance premiums up. And with the law now kicking in, the bills are coming due. In looking into this, we talked to health insurance companies, and representatives of Covered California, agency implementing the Affordable Care Act in California. What they told us may be a bitter pill to swallow, for those who will pay more. Cynthia Jaynes thought her family would benefit from the Affordable Care Act. The author of several young adult books says her family will see a minimum 11 percent...
  • A Romney vote means rich, white San Franciscans can’t exercise in their home gyms

    10/30/2012 7:17:25 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 74 replies
    Hotair/Sfgate.com ^ | October 30, 2012 | Mary Katharine Ham
    <p>For the past several weeks, the 60-year-old San Francisco resident has frequently bolted awake in the middle of the night, in “a panic attack,” she said. She darts for her computer and checks the latest polls. Some days she’s so distraught that she can’t exercise.</p>
  • City official consults Ouija board before vote

    05/23/2012 12:21:16 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 14 replies
    Northwest Cable News ^ | 5/23/2012 | unknown
    A San Francisco supervisor says he consulted a Ouija board before city leaders voted on whether to recommend naming a Navy ship after slain gay rights activist Harvey Milk. Supervisor John Avalos tells the San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/KnVnbu ) that he believes he made contact with Milk's spirit and that Milk spelled out letters indicating: "Good riddance to don't ask, don't tell." Te Board of Supervisors approved the non-binding resolution Tuesday on a 9-2 vote. Milk was a city supervisor and former naval officer. He was fatally shot in 1978 by Dan White. Supporters say the naming would honor the...
  • Rick Perry “failed fundamental character test” with anti-gay ad

    12/09/2011 5:09:21 PM PST · by SmithL · 47 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 12/9/11 | Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Political Writer
    Rick Perry is waaaaaaaaay behind in polls everywhere, so he’s literally throwing a Hail Mary pass to Iowa’s conservative evangelical Christian community with a new TV ad that is getting pounded across the political spectrum — and even from within Perry’s campaign — for its anti-gay message. “I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a Christian,” Perry says in the ad currently in heavy rotation in Iowa. “But you don’t need to be in the pew every Sunday to know that there’s something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military, but our kids can’t openly...
  • McDonald’s Finds McEasy Way to Evade San Francisco Happy Meal Ban

    12/01/2011 3:07:46 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 17 replies
    New American ^ | 12-1-2011 | Michael Tennant
    Here’s a story that’ll tickle your McRibs. On December 1 a law seemingly banning McDonald’s Happy Meals went into effect in San Francisco. The “Healthy Meal Incentives Ordinance” prohibits restaurants from giving away toys with meals that do not meet with the city’s approval — namely, meals with too many calories, too much salt or fat, or insufficient fruits and vegetables. Just a few days before the ordinance took effect, SF Weekly reports, McDonald’s announced it had found a simple way around the statute: Charge customers extra for the toys. Now in order to obtain a Happy Meal toy, parents...
  • Kudos from Rainbow Sash Movement [for Abp Niederauer]

    12/01/2011 12:19:53 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Radical homosexual group ‘encouraged’ by archbishop’s inaction at Most Holy RedeemerThe Rainbow Sash Movement, a homosexual-rights group known for disrupting Masses across the world on Pentecost Sundays, says San Francisco Archbishop George Niederauer’s failure to police activities at the notoriously ‘gay-friendly’ Most Holy Redeemer parish “should be applauded.” In a Nov. 22 news release -- the same day California Catholic Daily published a story about the scheduled appearance of retired Episcopal Bishop Otis Charles at Most Holy Redeemer -- Rainbow Sash said it “wishes to congratulate the people and pastor” of the parish for inviting Bishop Charles, noting he had...
  • 'Not gay enough' softball players settle suit

    11/28/2011 2:34:03 PM PST · by SmithL · 28 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/28/11 | Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Three members of an amateur San Francisco team who said they were branded "not gay enough" and stripped of their second-place finish at the Gay Softball World Series have settled their lawsuit against a national gay sports organization. Steven Apilado, LaRon Charles and Jon Russ, who were members of D2, a team that was part of the San Francisco Gay Softball League, will receive an undisclosed sum from the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance and will get their second-place 2008 championship trophy back,
  • Gay Episcopal Bishop to Preach at San Francisco Catholic Parish

    11/23/2011 11:11:08 AM PST · by marshmallow · 4,086 replies · 2+ views
    A notoriously 'gay-friendly' parish in San Francisco has invited an openly homosexual Episcopalian cleric to lead an Advent Vespers service. Most Holy Redeemer parish asked Bishop Otis Charles, a retired Episcopalian prelate, to lead the November 30 service. After serving as the Bishop of Utah from 1971 to 1993, he publicly announced that he is homosexual. Divorced from the mother of his 5 children, he solemnized a same-sex union in 2004.
  • SF picking on pro-life centers

    11/21/2011 11:35:10 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | 11-21-11 | Charlie Butts
    San Francisco's new ordinance leveled at pro-life pregnancy centers will face federal court scrutiny. The core of the lawsuit is First Amendment viewpoint discrimination. First Resort is a chain of pro-life centers filing the case. The group's CEO Shari Plunkett claims the Pregnancy Information Disclosure and Protection Ordination was "crafted to target one or two specific organizations and carefully shelter from its scope all groups whose viewpoints the city agrees with." Paul Suis, a longtime board member for First Resort, explains to OneNewsNow that two layers of the ordinance ensure it could only be applied to pro-life pregnancy centers and...
  • Occupy SF accused of Ferry Building thefts, filth

    11/11/2011 9:24:45 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 22 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | November 10, 2011 | Mike Aldax
    Ferry Building merchants and managers are fed up with the mayhem that has come with the nearby Occupy SF encampment. A spike in shoplifting, break-ins and reports of abandoned human waste — and a reported drop in foot traffic — has management fuming about the Justin Herman Plaza encampment. There even are reports of occupiers using the building’s restrooms as washrooms — with folks taking sponge baths from toilets. And last Monday, eight men were allegedly escorted out of the building after they attempted to use the bathrooms wearing nothing but their boxer shorts. Property manager Jane Connors has written...
  • San Francisco bans naked dining

    11/03/2011 3:00:41 PM PDT · by Strk321 · 29 replies
    There's one for Michael Savage to comment on. Seriously, that city is disgusting. Potholes, junkies, bums, naked gay men walking around everywhere, etc.Yuck.
  • Richard Nixon Tapes: Archie Bunker & homosexuality

    09/30/2011 8:34:26 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 13, 1971 | Richard M. Nixon
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TivVcfSBVSM
  • Church leadership post for an openly gay Mormon

    09/30/2011 11:32:49 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 24, 2011 | Jessica Ravitz
    (CNN) - Early on in life, Mitch Mayne knew exactly who he was. He would race home...to watch reruns of “Star Trek” and swoon over his crush, Captain Kirk. At 8, after his parents converted, he was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints... It is where he feels spiritually at home, irrespective of the fact that, for the past 10 years, he’s been openly gay. “I’m a man that lives in two worlds that a lot of people don’t think intersect,” Mayne said... Actively Mormon and openly gay: It's the sort of combo that might leave...