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posted by Joel Kight in Religion

Pastor tells parents to hit kids who act "effeminately"

May 2, 2012

A pastor in Fayetteville, N.C. recently told the parents in his congregation during a sermon that they should hit children who act gay. 

Sean Harris, the pastor Berean Baptist Church, later said he is not an advocate of hitting children but "what I do stand by is that the word of God makes it clear that effeminate behavior is ungodly."

Read more about this story at fayobserver.com

I grew up in a Baptist church and I taught Sunday School.  I don't ever remember reading anywhere in the Bible where God thinks "acting effeminately" is wrong. Can someone point this passage out to me?

The reason the pastor brought this up in a sermon was to convince his congregation to go vote for the proposed consitutional amendment stating that marriage should only be between a man and a woman.  

Should this church lose its tax exempt status as a church for taking a political stance?

Should this pastor be fired by his church for telling his congregation to hit kids who they think "might" be gay?

How would you react is your pastor said something like this during his/her sermon on Sunday?

 

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