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  • Anti-Gay Tennessee Pastor Would Like To Remind You Stoning Gays Was A-OK Under The Old Testament

    A conservative pastor suggests the "mindset of God" includes the stoning of gay people.

    To one Tennessee preacher, apparently, the good old days included the ability to stone gays to death. 

    Pastor Ben Bailey of the Central Church of Christ recorded a video in which he says the "mindset of God" is unchanging. God has "a definite standard and it is not the liberal mindset that we see today," Bailey says during his weekly "The Gospel of Christ" evangelistic effort. 

    "The Gospel Of Christ program seeks to teach and preach THE WHOLE COUNSEL OF GOD, regardless of the consequence or reaction," its website states.

    Bailey tells viewers of a recent article which examined four couples and the reasons they chose their particular church. Some couples opted for a church that advanced "relaxed and liberal views," which are not in keeping with God's views, Bailey insisted. They wanted "things like women preaching, women leading in service, where homosexuals and gay marriage were accepted openly," which God, he says, opposes.

    "They were just looking for something liberal," Bailey claimed. "Something that didn’t criticize or condemn or didn’t have any hardcore standards on anything — 'anything goes' type of mentality."

    Bailey said that "if that's what you're looking for, you can surely find a multiplicity of that today. But is that what God's looking for?" he posited.

    God "has a definite standard and it is not the liberal mindset that we see today," Bailey continued.

    "God does not approve of homosexuality or gay marriage," Bailey promised. "The scripture says… that is vile, unnatural and deserving of a penalty… It’s an abomination that under the Old Testament deserved stoning."

    "And so, is our God, the God of Bible, wanting us to go somewhere where it's liberal, relaxed views and anything goes? No, that’s the effect of a very liberal society. And we need to make sure that such is not the idea or the mindset of God."


    This video is the only place Pastor Bailey has suggested stoning gays is God's will.

    On his The Gospel of Christ website, one sermon delves deeply into the issue:

    In the days in which we live, how people need to hear that marriage is for a man and a woman! You will never find in the Bible God’s authorization for men-to-men or women- to-women marriages. Marriage is for one man and one woman. In fact, Scripture clearly condemns the homosexuality and lesbian acts that are so frequent in our world today. Regardless of what a court system or state decides that homosexuals can marry, God never intended for that to take place. And, He actually condemns it. Leviticus 18:22 and Leviticus 20:12-13 state that such acts were “abominations” in the sight of God, and were punishable by stoning.

    Someone might say, “Well, that was under the Old Law.” Did you know that the New Testament says that homosexuality is a sin against God and nature? In Romans 1:26-29 we are told that homosexuality is immoral and ungodly, and that people who engage in such will receive the eternal punishment that is due to them if they do not change their ways.

    Someone might ask, “Are you telling me, then, that if two men get married, they will be lost in Hell?” Listen to the words of 1 Corinthians 6:9-10.

    “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be de- ceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.”

    People who remain in sins such as fornication, idolatry, and homosexuality will not go to Heaven. Yes, the Bible clearly teaches that homosexuals will not go to Heaven. That is what God has said on this subject. How does that relate to marriage? We need to honor the holy state of marriage. It is intended to last for life, and is intended to be between one man and one woman. That is God’s original decree, and is what Paul is referencing in verse 2. 


    Hat tip and video: David Edwards at Raw Story
    Image: Screenshot via YouTube

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    • commented 2015-08-20 12:00:36 -0400
      Today, it’s called MURDER. The USA is not ruled by the Old Testament and so-called “will of God”.

    • commented 2015-08-19 02:41:29 -0400
      This redneck fund also needs to be reminded that eating shellfish, rabbit, pig; wearing clothes of mixed fabrics were also condemned by the same book (Leviticus) that he is quoting. You either accept the lot of it or none of it. Just don’t be selective to back up your personal bigotry.

    • commented 2015-08-19 01:18:32 -0400
      After much prayer and soul-searching, I have come to the conclusion that it is the Will of Almighty God that this man be dragged into the street and beaten with gravel-filled condoms until he thanks his murderers, with his last blood-choked gasps, for the service they’re doing the world.


    • commented 2015-08-19 00:15:50 -0400
      There are a lot of sin lists thorughout the cannon. Gossip and gluttony are two. Eating catfish and rabbit or two more. I like the proverbs that recommend for people to use wisdom. It is evident that Jesus was sort of a wisdom teacher.. Maybe wisdom can be a combnation of thinking and maturity.

    • commented 2015-08-18 23:00:23 -0400
      He did not imply we should stone gays. Listen to the message geez! Yes God is love but he commands all in sin to come to repentance. This means gays, fornicators, liars, adulterers, etc. he mentions this in other videos.

    • commented 2015-08-18 18:57:18 -0400
      This is the sort of jerk who would boil a kid in its mother’s milk! An abomination!

    • commented 2015-08-18 18:18:12 -0400
      Slavery, the killing of witches, genocide, and the stoning of adulteresses were A-OK too. Eating only kosher food was mandatory. Does this pastor approve of all that? No? Then he’s cherry picking based on his own preferences and prejudices. Then again, you wouldn’t expect any better from a backwoods preacher.

    • commented 2015-08-18 16:50:56 -0400
      Let’s keep in mind that the bible wasn’t against slavery either, so clearly society must take over. At some point people need to claw their way out from under a musty book and just start being decent to each other.

    • commented 2015-08-18 16:36:31 -0400
      Look closely at this fellow. Does he not have very feminine structure? He and Kenneth Starr would make a nice couple.

    • commented 2015-08-18 16:13:41 -0400
      Nice suit made from two different materials he is wearing in the picture. Doesn’t the Bible state that is an abomination deserving of stoning ?

    • commented 2015-08-18 09:49:48 -0400
      Under Roman law it was justified to round up Christians and crucify them for treason. Let’s go back to that.

    • commented 2015-08-18 01:23:58 -0400
      Wonder if he got jilted this weekend at the gay bar or something which is making him lash out… another story to unfold soon!

      There sure are a lot of coy messages threatening killing of LGBTQ people this summer – is this some kind of warning being delivered?

    • commented 2015-08-18 00:33:09 -0400
      Someone tell this stupid jackass that he can’t claim to be a Christian… Christ brought the law to love thy neighbor and when the village idiots were stoning Mary Magdalen, he stopped then and wrote down something on the ground and told them that who so ever is without sin to cast the fist stone. As this pig so selfrighteous that he thinks he is without sin?

    • commented 2015-08-17 23:48:56 -0400
      I am a gay atheist, but, if I did believe I would say that God created us gays. So, what’s the problem? We were all created equal and Jesus never said a word about gays. I would also say this preacher is going against God by trying to persecute a group of his children. Not killing is right there in the Commandments. Thou shalt not kill. IT doesn’t say anything about making exceptions about gays. This guy is either a sociopath or a psychopath.

    • commented 2015-08-17 22:55:19 -0400
      Thank you pastor for demonstrating how evil and barbaric the god of the Bible really is. People should abandon Christianity. It’s god is immoral, and unworthy of worship.

    • commented 2015-08-17 20:54:29 -0400
      Thank you for your valuable input, Pastor. We are all enriched by your incisive analysis and unique point of view, even if church attendance isn’t.

    • commented 2015-08-17 19:09:38 -0400
      How convenient that he ignores the parts about the fornicators, the covetous, the drunkards, and the revilers also being shut out from his heaven thing. So, he should be equally adamant about cohabitation before marriage, about the sale of alcohol, and indeed about our capitalist economy that literally thrives on coveting.
      Not to mention that if he’s going to hold us to Leviticus, he needs to hold himself to it as well (especially since he’s the believer, and I’m not). But he seems to just dismiss the part that bans cutting his hair and trimming his beard. I guess he only enforces that parts that are convenience for himself.

    • commented 2015-08-17 18:59:04 -0400
      Sorry, thats his problem.. Hope he get’s a friend stoned if he’s so enthused. …

    • commented 2015-08-17 18:58:04 -0400
      I want to know what translation of the bible this bozo’s using for his quotations. Must be a very modern one.

    • commented 2015-08-17 18:56:56 -0400
      NOO!!!! That’s not what God has called us to do!!! Idiot Pastor has failed to do the one thing he is called to do: to save the lost, not damn them!
      Bible says God wants people to obey Him, not follow traditions, actions like these made King Saul lose his throne and his anointing from God.
      This isn’t Christian in the very least!

    • commented 2015-08-17 18:16:22 -0400
      When this bozo tells his flock to start stoning divorced women, chopping the hands off thieves and castrating rapists I’ll listen to him. I’ll still think he is wrong, but I’ll listen to him.. If you’re going to say the old Testament was true and the Word of God – can’t just pick & choose the parts you like, It’s ALL True or it’s All a Load of Cow Flops – you decide for yourself.

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