I am closing this thread due to it containing posts that are in violation of the Soulforce Community Guidelines
. Since I was away for a few days this week at a staff meeting, I let this one slip through. I would remove the anti-gay posts, but it would disrupt the thread. And anyway, several of you gave some very good responses.
We can have a forum-wide discussion on this in the future, but for now the policy is that no anti-gay comments are allowed. Although Soulforce actively engages anti-gay forces in the hopes of changing hearts and minds, our vision for the forums is to provide a safe place for GLBT people and our friends.
Often anti-gay comments are presented as just another "opinion" on this "issue." Well, gay people are people
not an issue and oppression is never just another opinion. It needs to be called out for what it is - a moral wrong.
Please, do feel free to discuss the Bible or any other religous book. Just note that those threads tend to attract those who would like for us to stay in our place in society and in the churches. And please continue to report posts that you feel violate our guidelines.
p.s. please send me any questions, comments, or concerns you have on this action.