Moral Contradictions

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

What is wrong with North Carolina Baptists?

Rev. Creighton Lovelace of Danieltown Baptist Church in Forest City, NC is defiant amid calls to change the church's sign. According to the AP:

he believes it's a statement that the Bible is above any other religious book "that does not teach Christ as savior and lord."

Interesting thing to note: only 75 miles southeast of Waynesville, home of the East Waynesville Baptist Church Excommunication saga.

As Jesus says in the gospel of Mark, "Being a bigot will reveal the true nature of the Kingdom of God".


  • Freedom of speech isn't always palatable, but it is necessary. On the other hand there are Islamofascists who would slit the Reverend's throat in a heartbest. Intolerance and hate goes both ways.

    By Anonymous Paul, at Wednesday, May 25, 2005 8:01:00 AM  

  • Typo-I meant heartbeat of course.

    By Anonymous Paul, at Wednesday, May 25, 2005 8:02:00 AM  

  • I think you've discovered how Christian fundamentalists aren't too different from Islamic fundamentalists. What they believe is the only way and screw anybody else who doesn't agree.

    In my opinion, that's not a great way to show what Christianity is all about. If the pastor wanted to put that sign in his personal yard or whatever, great, I'm all for it. But by placing it in front of a church he's sending a hate-filled message supposedly agreed with the entire church and by association, all Christians (or at least North Carolina Baptists).

    Just like 99% of Muslims are true followers and generally peaceful, so are 99% of Christians. It's just that radical and vocal 1% that ruins it for everybody.

    On the flip side, what if a mullah placed a sign in front of a mosque that said "The Bible must be flushed!"? Would you uphold his freedom to speech?

    By Blogger Nathan, at Wednesday, May 25, 2005 8:24:00 AM  

  • Also, justifying someone's intolerance just because the other side is doesn't cut it. Freedom of speech is protected and the government isn't going to force him to take the sign down, but it doesn't make it morally right.

    Christians have a higher calling... that whole "don't judge others, love your neighbor, love your enemy" stuff. Yes Jesus preaches He's the only way, but He didn't do it with hate-filled speech.

    The only time He got seriously angry was when the theocrats of His day let people make a mockery of the Temple by making money off of the devout. How much of that is going on these days?

    By Blogger Nathan, at Wednesday, May 25, 2005 8:28:00 AM  

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