Friday, May 06, 2005

Goes with my last post...

Minister ex-communicates members for not backing Bush
Associated Press

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. - The minister of a Haywood County Baptist church is telling members of his congregation that if they're Democrats, they either need to find another place of worship or support President Bush.

Already, the Reverend Chan Chandler has ex-communicated nine members of East Waynesville Baptist Church. Another 40 members have left in protest.

During last Sunday's sermon, he acknowledged that church members were upset because he named people, and he says he'll do it again because he has to according to the word of God.

Chandler could not be reached for comment today, but says his actions weren't politically motivated.

One former church member says Chandler told some of the members that if they didn't support George Bush, they needed to resign their positions and get out of the church, or go to the altar, repent and agree to vote for Bush.

A former church treasurer says she's at church to worship God and not the preacher.

(Russ Bowen, WLOS)

We gotta nip this thing in the bud, people.


Snave said...

"A former church treasurer says she's at church to worship God and not the preacher."

Sounds like the preacher wants them all to worship Bush.

Pardon my French, but that's about the biggest crock of shit I've ever heard of!

(sound of Snave's blood boiling)

madman said...

Why is it that God only speaks directly too the insane and Republicans? Anyway--when I hear a story like this, I consult the Good Book. The Bible tells us that the last time Jesus set foot into a Temple, he tore the place apart and there is no record he ever returned to one. Let us all follow his example.

halcyon67 said...

I heard something about this on CNN. The Rev. name was Chandler. And they asked him, and he said he didn't say anything like that and politics should be kept out of church. Yet, they played a tape of one of his sermons, and he was telling people how to vote.

First a proselytizer, then a liar.