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FLORIDA: DeSantis' Pastor Defends Uganda's Death Penalty For Gay People.

FLORIDA – DeSantis’ Pastor Defends Uganda’s Death Penalty For Gay People.

Evil is as evil does.

Florida Baptist pastor Tom Ascol—who delivered the invocation at Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ second inauguration—support’s Uganda’s death penalty for being gay.

Ascol took to Twitter the new home of hate and propaganda to respond to Ted Cruz’s criticism of Uganda’s law, which imposes the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality.”

Ascol cited a King James interpretation of an Old Testament verse from Leviticus 20:13:

“If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.”

He added:

“Was this law God gave to His old covenant people ‘horrific and wrong’?”

Ascol was also involved in authoring The Dallas Statement, which denounced same-sex attraction and same-sex marriage as against “God’s design.” The statement rejected the acceptance of LGBT+ Christians and dismissed gender fluidity, intersectionality, radical feminism, and critical race theory as inconsistent with biblical teachings.

Tennessee Church Refuses to Hold Man's Funeral Because His Son is Gay

Tennessee Church Refuses to Hold Man’s Funeral Because His Son is Gay

A bigoted church in Tennessee is denying a dying man’s request to host his funeral because his son is gay.

Jessie Goodman’s father is gravely ill and expected not to recover. Jessie tried to arrange his father’s funeral at Lees Chapel Baptist Church [FB link} in Sweetwater, Tennessee as per his father’s request. His father’s second dying request was that Jessie sing “The Anchor Holds” at the funeral.

But when Jessie, who is engaged to Brandon Smitty, approached the church about the service, Pastor Jay Scruggs and several members of the church told him neither he nor his fiancé could be involved in the funeral because they are gay.

Goodman was told the funeral could be held at the church if Jessie would attend alone, and not be a part of the service at all. If his fiancé showed up, he would be asked to leave.

The father, whose name is being withheld at the family’s request, has been told that his services will not be held at his own church.

“He did know that his funeral wouldn’t happen there,” said Goodman. “And he had a very hurt look on his face when we told him that.

Tennessee’s News 9 reached out to Lees Chapel Baptist Church , but Pastor Jay Scruggs refused to comment saying he would only speak to the press “after Jessie’s father is in the grave.

Pastor at Alabama Anti-LGBT Baptist Church Arrested for Molesting Multiple Underage Boy

Pastor at Alabama Anti-LGBT Baptist Church Arrested for Molesting Multiple Underage Boys

An anti-gay pastor has been charged with sexually assaulting multiple young boys at his Alabama congregation.
Pastor John Martin, of the Lighthouse Baptist Church of Florence, Alabama confessed to his congregation that he disgraced his family by having sex with two young boys. Members of his congregation then reported his crimes to authorities.
Martin was arrested on Friday, July 5 on four charges of first-degree sexual abuse.

One victim stated that the abuse began when he was 12 years old. According to the victim, one incident occurred at a birthday party for Martin’s son. The victim told police that Martin climbed into the tent of the boy when everyone else had fallen asleep.
According to the court records, Martin assaulted numerous boys from his church. Martin performed sex acts on the boys and forced the boys to perform sex acts on him.
Besides his church duties Martin also worked as a bus driver for a local school. One victim told police that Martin showed him nude photos while he was on the bus. The victim said that on multiple occasions Martin texted him to ask him “if he touched himself” that day.

Lighthouse Baptist Church which John Martin works at is part of the Independent Fundamental Baptist (IFB) denomination that holds extremist anti-LGBT beliefs.

From the church’s website:

“We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex. We believe that God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one’s gender by surgery or appearance.”

The church continues,

“We believe that the only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman.”

The church also believes that men are the leaders of the family. Women are not allowed to serve as pastors. Additionally, the church does not believe in divorce and expects members to remain married until they die. Corporal punishment of children is also approved by the church to keep them in line.

John Martin’s bail has been set at $60,000., he will be required to wear an ankle monitor and cannot have contact with minor children.

TENNESSEE: Anti-Gay Pastor Arrested On 8 Counts of Sexual Molestation of Minor Boys

TENNESSEE: Anti-Gay Pastor Arrested On 8 Counts of Sexual Molestation of Underage Boys

Nashville, Tennessee police have arrested a long-time anti-LGBT pastor who has been charged with eight counts of aggravated sexual battery for alleged molestation of multiple boys, WBRC News reported Friday.

Matthew Dennis Patterson, 45, who goes by Denny, resigned from Nolensville Road Baptist Church on September 24 and moved to Pennsylvania. Three days later, members of the congregation went to the police precinct with complaints about his requests to “engage in strange activities” with children, authorities said.

Children at the church told adult members that Patterson had asked them to sit on his face and stomach, sometimes in their underwear, according to a police statement.

After interviewing multiple church and staff members, police said the detectives identified multiple victims, most of them boys, who were molested from 1998-2017. Police did not say how old the children were at the time of the alleged abuse.

Patterson has been indicted on eight counts of aggravated sexual battery. Each count is linked to a different child, according to police.

Police said more charges relating to additional victims “are anticipated” as the investigation continues.

Patterson was a vocal opponent of anti-discrimination bills considered by the Nashville Metro Council in 2003. The measures were designed to protect jobs and housing for lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

“We want to make sure we keep the pressure on, let them know that anytime they bring this up, we’ll be down here to oppose it,” Patterson told The Tennessean in an article published Feb. 5, 2003.

Nashville police arrested Patterson in Pennsylvania on March 8 — he refused to talk to investigators. Patterson was extradited to Nashville on Friday, and his bond was set at $100,000.

Newspaper Removes Gay Man’s Husband from Obituary for ‘Religious and Ethical’ Reasons

Newspaper Removes Gay Man’s Husband from Obituary for ‘Religious and Ethical’ Reasons

A Texas newspaper removed a reference to a gay man’s husband from his mother’s obituary and cited “religious” and “ethical” reasons.

When Barry Giles’ mother died, he submitted an obituary to the local hometown newspaper, the Olton Enterprise. But after the obituary was published they removed all references to Giles husband John Gambill. The two are married and have been together for over 31 years.

FOX4 reports:

Gambill says his mother-in-law was family to him. So when he saw he was cut out of the obituary, he was immediately suspicious. The couple called the newspaper to find out what happened.

“We’re human beings like anyone else,” Giles said. “We have feelings. We have relationships, whether he agrees with them or not.”

In more than three decades together, Giles and Gambill say they often took family trips with Giles’ late mother, Brenda Light, and cared for her when she moved closer to them in Dallas.

“She’s like my second mom, you know,” Gambill said.

The newspaper’s publisher Phillip Hamilton who just happens to be a Baptist pastor released the following statement:  “It is my religious conviction that a male cannot have a husband. It is also my belief that to publish anything contrary to God’s Word on this issue would be to publish something in the newspaper that is not true.”

The Olton Enterprise has a Facebook page, if anyone would like to leave a comment or review.



Baylor University, The World’s Largest Baptist School Removes Ban On Homosexuality

Baylor University


Baylor University, the world’s largest Baptist university, has removed the ban on “homosexual acts” from its sexual conduct policy.

The school, which was ranked among the 20 most LGBT-unfriendly by the Princeton Review in 2014 quietly changed its policy on May 15, a university spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

“These changes were made because we didn’t believe the language reflected Baylor’s caring community. We are pleased with the recent changes to the policy language and that it states more plainly the expectations of the university,” Lori Fogleman said in a statement.

The university — the oldest one in Texas — has a history of being apparently reluctant to change. It didn’t lift a ban on dancing until the 1990s and still sites the sexual conduct policy of the Southern Baptist doctrine that specifies marriage as a man and a woman in a lifetime commitment,

Baylor’s previous policy deemed gay sex a “misuse of God’s gift,” along with incest, adultery, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, and sexual assault.

In 2005 Bayylor booted gay alumnus Tim Smith from its Advisory Board just for being gay and attempted to offer a course in the Spring 2122  called Homosexuality As A Gateway Drug”.  That is until people found out about it and then the course name was quietly changed to “Family Studies”.

Baptist Church In Virginia Asked To Leave Affiliation After Ordaining Gay Man

The Ginter Park Baptist Church in Richmond, VA has been affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia for almost 100 years. Now, they’re being asked to stop affiliation with the group, because they have chosen a gay Pastor as their congregation leader and if they don’t withdraw by December, they will get kicked out.

Said John Upton, Executive Director of the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) and the Virginia Baptist Mission Board.

“”We’ve asked them to withdraw because we prefer they make that decision by the end of the year, but if not we would stop receiving their contributions.

We also highly esteem the Biblical view of marriage and the way that most of our churches view that is they affirm the Biblical principals of marriage being between one man and one woman. There’s no celebration here at all. There’s deep grief in this and we’re losing some friends here.”

Upton went on to say that, “Virginia Baptists really have no desire to join many groups that demonize or shun or reject homosexuals. Those who struggle with same-sex attraction and I also say that we stand firmly against bigotry, violence, prejudice, slander, and harassment of any group or individual.”

“I think it very unfortunate that the BGAV continues to uphold an archaic understanding and judgmental interpretation of scripture -that in the end says very little and is certainly inconclusive about this issue,” said Rev Warren Hammonds, who is on the Board of the People of Faith For Equality in Virginia. He is also a former minister and employee of the BGAV.  “Its stance and action along with Dr. Upton’s statement basically presumes to decide for God whom God calls, and places the notion that all of God’s children being created in God’s image into a small, confining, comfortable box. The action also goes against the long-known Baptist principle of the autonomy of the local church.”

On the Ginter Park website, the church still claims an affiliation with the Baptist General Association of Virginia, saying they are continuing their membership and proud to be part of the BGVA.

Source – NBC12.com

Another Day, Another Evil “Christian” Pastor Who Says “Gays Should Be Put To Death” – AUDIO

Meet “Pastor” Curtis Knapp of New Hope Baptist Church in Seneca, Kansas.

Knapp is the latest so-called “Christian Pastor” who thinks and spreads the word to his deluded follows that  gays should be  put to death.  But Knapp goes one step further and thinks that the Government should should do it.

“They should be put to death. That’s what happened in Israel. That’s why  homosexuality wouldn’t have grown in Israel. It tends to limit conversions. It  tends to limit people coming out of the closet. — ‘Oh, so you’re saying we  should go out and start killing them, no?’ — I’m saying the government should.  They won’t but they should. [You say], ‘oh, I can’t believe you you’re horrible.  You’re a backwards neanderthal of a person.’ Is that what you’re calling  scripture? Is God a neanderthal backwards.. in his morality. Is it his word or  not? If it’s his word, he commanded it. It’s his idea, not mine. And I’m not  ashamed of it.”

Well someone certainly craves some attention now don’t they?

The haters are becoming more and more daring and they need to be stopped before this goes too far and someone gets seriously hurt because of these violent statements.

What the Government should be doing is arresting Seneca’s hateful ass immediately for inciting violence. And revoking his “church’s” non-profit status and that’s just for a start.

Why is the Baptist World Alliance not speaking out against such evil and hateful statements?

Jesus wept.

You can listen to Senaca’s anti-gay revival below if you can stomach it.

**Many thanks to the crusading Jeremey Hopper of As Good As You

Former President and Devout Baptist Jimmy Carter Stands Up For The LGBT Community and Same Sex Marriage

“Homosexuality was well known in the ancient world, well before Christ was born and Jesus never said a word about homosexuality. In all of his teachings about multiple things -– he never said that gay people should be condemned. I personally think it is very fine for gay people to be married in civil ceremonies. I draw the line, maybe arbitrarily, in requiring by law that churches must marry people. I’m a Baptist, and I believe that each congregation is autonomous and can govern its own affairs. So if a local Baptist church wants to accept gay members on an equal basis, which my church does by the way, then that is fine. If a church decides not to, then government laws shouldn’t require them to.” – Former President of the United States and devout Baptist Jimmy Carter.