Comments on: Christians must reflect after UK bars U.S. anti-gay preacher http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/02/24/christians-must-reflect-after-uk-bars-us-anti-gay-preacher/ Insights from the UK and beyond Thu, 17 Nov 2016 21:18:42 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/02/24/christians-must-reflect-after-uk-bars-us-anti-gay-preacher/comment-page-1/#comment-7835 Wed, 25 Feb 2009 21:31:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=1919#comment-7835 i agree with you azum,but the people i am talking about they are having an identity problem ,a christian is called a christian if he follows jesus teachings ,that is how it is defined.if a group of people are meeting and they are following a similar set of objectives, like loving each for example,but are following there own rules the are not christians.a statement that jesus made “was sorry i don,t know “you and that was meant to apply to people who thought they were christians.

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By: jd http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/02/24/christians-must-reflect-after-uk-bars-us-anti-gay-preacher/comment-page-1/#comment-7803 Wed, 25 Feb 2009 11:58:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=1919#comment-7803 istm the only group one is allowed to hate in the uk are orthodox (small o) christians. christ is called a “rock of offence” and one who came “with a sword;” nowhere from genesis to revelation is there any command to sanctify the status quo or to lead society by pandering to it. no wonder the best and most earnest christians within the c of e fold are leaving it!

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By: Azum http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/02/24/christians-must-reflect-after-uk-bars-us-anti-gay-preacher/comment-page-1/#comment-7798 Wed, 25 Feb 2009 07:50:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=1919#comment-7798 The desires that may grow within a group of people may not be of what religious scriptures allow.Its sad that today we have our scriptures modified and interpreted in such a way that it suits a trend within society.This anti-gay preacher has the right and freedom of speech and so do the listeners to agree or disagree to it.It’s democracy isn’t it?This may be hard to be swallowed down the throat of some people,but it could help certainly the detriment of many.

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By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/02/24/christians-must-reflect-after-uk-bars-us-anti-gay-preacher/comment-page-1/#comment-7796 Wed, 25 Feb 2009 05:56:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=1919#comment-7796 the book of acts clearly gives a glimpse of the early church as a model to follow.so many churches have invented a different identity to suit the life style of their congregations.sadly as they stretch and modify scripture to accommodate a sin full life style ,rather than be reformed by gods truth,they stagnate and cater only to their own emotional needs.a true reflection of the vitality of a particular congregation is how many from their ranks have gone into the “mission field”?

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By: Daniel Rosaupan http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/02/24/christians-must-reflect-after-uk-bars-us-anti-gay-preacher/comment-page-1/#comment-7793 Wed, 25 Feb 2009 01:22:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=1919#comment-7793 The UK government is showing its hypocrisy once again. The barring of the American anti-gay Christian preacher and his daughter from entering the country seems to impress the whole world that they will not tolerate discrimination and hate speeches, yet the very law of England is discriminatory against the Catholic Church since a successor to the throne will become ineligible if he marries a Catholic! It is in their law! That is HATE!

Of course it doesn’t mean that I agree 100% with the preacher and his daughter, but freedom of expression whether for or against a segment of the society must not be curtailed! The only situation where we can curtail such freedom if it will result to a security threat such that it is tantamount to incite people to sedition or rebellion or during war. These are basic principles in democracy. People who are offended on those speeches must not do violent acts. If they feel aggrieved, they can REFUTE the same by answering point by point the contentions of their dissenters. Neither should a State be an instrument to suppress the same.

It is sad to note that we claim to be civilized people yet we are primitive in handling our dissenters. This is very shameful. I hope UK wil reconsider its decisions and policies when it come to freedom of speech.

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By: Peter http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2009/02/24/christians-must-reflect-after-uk-bars-us-anti-gay-preacher/comment-page-1/#comment-7790 Tue, 24 Feb 2009 22:01:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/?p=1919#comment-7790 People who seek to undermine UK society – WELCOME!

People who don’t agree with Socialist dogma – BANNED!

Thank God this contemptible government will soon be gone.

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