Those complaining about the SBC rules miss the point. They should be able to make whatever rules they want. You don’t have to work there.
I worked at a SBC school for 4 years (in AL) and had no such requirement. But I am almost certain that any SBC entity which autonomously decides to have such a requirement does so for witness sake and not for salvation sake. The SBC is fully committed to the doctrine of salvation by grace alone through faith alone.
We had a faculty member who was videotaped at a club dancing on the tables there as he (presumably drunk) stripped. He was fired. It had nothing to do with his eternal salvation being lost, it had to do with his witness and the school’s witness. Any entity is allowed to have its standards of conduct.
August 3, 2013 at 10:31pm
There are a significant number of churches in Alabama which teach baptismal regeneration. That is a doctrine wholly opposed to the fundamental salvation doctrines of the SBC. I’d like to know the details here as well.
August 3, 2013 at 9:54pm
The school has the right of freedom of association. They can choose to only associate with people who share their particular beliefs. If you side with the coach and believe the government should step in and force the school to associate with those who may be opposed to its tenets, you are on the side of tyranny.
You are wrong my fellow citizen. The Constitution gives rights to individuals the right to whom they associate. Not the right of any entity that you do not belong here. The entity has a right to protect its reputation from the acts of individuals that may do it harm. For which it would do harm to other individuals in that entity.
I should sort of correct myself. Our Constitution was to protect our rights from other men. That the rights we have come from God or nature.
Right on with your comment Devon. End of Story you bunch tyranny supporters who want the Government to step in.
August 3, 2013 at 2:48pm
August 2, 2013 at 10:23pm
Stop using the word “devastating.” Do you have any idea what it means?
If Hannity called the Wright tapes “devastating” one more time, I was going to fly to NY and muss up his hair. Somebody who won in two landslides has not been devastated.
Rush’s characterization is spot on, but it is not devastating.
July 19, 2013 at 11:53am
July 19, 2013 at 11:51am
Where have you been? Scruffy bearded and tattooed preachers have been around since the 70s and are currently a dime a dozen. Suit, sweats, tattoos, beards… None of that trumps the message. I am neither impressed by suits or tattoos, rather by the fidelity to the true gospel and a reliance on God’s word. He is no more a preacher because of his tattoos than somebody who preached in a tux.
July 17, 2013 at 8:59am
Impossible. 13 and 14 year olds? Just children. They probably were just looking for Skittles.
Did you read the REAL story about skittles and Iced tea.. and the drug that is made from these plus cough syrup.. and that TM's liver showed that drug?
July 15, 2013 at 4:43pm
They want to Balkanize America… They will only reap bloodshed.
July 11, 2013 at 9:24am
Yeah, we know the Left is made up of rabid racists. You don’t have to keep proving us correct.
BTW – I know a few African-Americans who are touting the “browning” of America and the supposed socialist remaking of society. Couple of things they’re not taking into account.
1) Hispanics are growing at a far more rapid pace than blacks (who have been aborting themselves into demise); why assume that the interests of Hispanics will help blacks? If the coming struggle over scarce resources (brought on by Socialist policies) is based on race, why would Hispanics give a tinker’s dam about blacks?
2) The Socialist error of thinking that wealth is a zero-sum game will hurt everyone. Wealth is created. There is not some pot of money which never changes that can simply redistributed forever. Without wealth creation, society will move towards widespread poverty, shortages and societal breakdown.
Look at “brown” coutries in South America and Africa. If simply being “brown” equals some sort of Nirvana, why are those people flocking to “white” countries? Because it’s the system, not the color. If the Left destroys the system, doesn’t matter if you’re purple, you’ll just be a poor purple person. America isn’t Somalia or Nicaragua for a reason which has nothing to do with melanin content.
July 10, 2013 at 10:09pm
Vince, McVeigh claimed he was an agnostic/atheist… So should we conclude that proves something about agnostics? The evidence is overwhelming that Islam produces the most terrorists. Only the willfully ignorant can’t see it.
July 10, 2013 at 10:04pm
You came to this country from Puerto Rico? What country does she think PR is in?
July 10, 2013 at 1:42pm
Please explan the chemical reaction to account fr your belief. Please limit your response to a purely naturalistic expanation. That is, please give us the chemical equation or the physical law which accounts for your thoughts. Then explain the source of the chemical reaction.
Bonus, if all thoughts must be explained in purely natural terms as a consequence of the known laws of science, please explain the scientific explanation behind changing one’s mind. Thanks.
July 10, 2013 at 1:38pm
Define “good” and your basis for the definition. Please limit your response to a purely naturalistic explanation using the known laws of science.
Many in the middle east have no problem with rape and murder. Please explain, in scientific terms, how they are (a) wrong and (b) responsible for their beliefs or behavior as all thought is merely the result of a chemical reaction to stimuli and must be explained in terms of that chemical reaction. Thanks.
July 10, 2013 at 1:34pm
“I’m no prophet, but I will predict is that there are going to be full-scale attacks on my character, because atheists want to stop this movie from being seen.”
Hey, maybe he is a prophet.
July 5, 2013 at 12:12am
He owes no one an explanation. If you don’t like how he runs his local church, don’t attend.
Exactly! Ha, you should have heard how my coaches talked to us? Pffft grow some nards!
That's just it. It's not HIS church - it's GOD's church. You've hit the nail on the head!! The CHURCH is the BODY of CHRIST, not an organization, a club, or a JOB. The Bible says that people in his position will be held to a higher account on Judgement Day. If anyone needs an attitude check, it's him.
Just like if you don't like the way Obama runs his country you can leave?
What's that? It's not his country?
It's not the pastor's church either.
May 24, 2013 at 9:12pm
It’s OK, he’s promised to investigate himself
May 21, 2013 at 1:05pm
WOOFSTER, my pets get better medical care than you do. But I don’t treat my animals as I do my children nor do I value them as children. It saddens me that you value animals as you do humans.
Since you don’t think I should own rescues, how about I ship them to you? I rescued these adult animals from homelessness and probable death, supply them with all the medical care they need, feed and shelter them… you wanna take over? One of the cats had her front arm caught in a lawnmower before we took her in. You might need to know that as you plan on taking on her care.
May 21, 2013 at 12:57pm
CABERNETQHS – You’re willing to judge another human in defense of an animal. Great. You feel bad for my pets, despite the fact that I rescued them. You’re a gem.
My pets get better medical care than you do… but not the same care I give my children. Sorry if putting humans above animals upsets your worldview. Can I make as assumption about you since you have about me? I feel bad for your children.
May 21, 2013 at 12:52pm
YISKA8, I’ll concede that I should have refrained from using the d-word. The point was to emphasize the place of animals in light of the human tragedy. You are absolutely correct (as are others) to assume that the dog most likely brings her a level of companionship (inferior as it can be to true human companionship) – and it may be all she has – but we’ve come to a point in our culture at which many many people equate animals with children. My sister-in-law cancelled a weekend trip with my wife because one of her bazillion dogs ran off somewhere.
For the umpteenth time, I’m happy for the lady… but as for me, I’m not going to spend my prayer time, hope and emotion on animals. Sorry if that offends and sorry for use of the d-word.