Dr. T. Scott Christmas, pastor at the Grace Community Church in Jacksonville Florida is threatening to tell the entire congregation that Rebecca Hancock is having sex with her boyfriend. Shocking! Rebecca is 49 years old and is no longer a member of the church. The pastor has “threatened” to tell the congregation that she has nookie, unless she stops having nookie. Can somebody say, “mentally ill”? I can. This guy is fucked in the head. And her leaving this church is long overdue.
And, of course, the holy always have a quote to excuse their ass-hole-ery. According to a letter she received from the church:
In accordance with Matthew 18:17 we intend to ‘tell it to the church.'”
This passage starts in verse 15 with “If your brother sins against you” not with, if someone
sins and that sin doesn’t involve you in any way shape or form. But, I suppose it’s easy to mistake the two if you’re constantly horning into other people’s sex lives. If he was generally concerned about her, I would think a private conference would be the most prudent action. After that, there really isn’t really anything he can do, unless he believes himself to have the power to control other peoples lives (mini-god?).
Just out of fun, what does the Bible say about adultery? Or, more to the point, what does Paul say, since the quotes from the Bible about adultery are from him (I think it’s funny when people claim that the “bible” says it). These are the quotes that people seem to use.
“It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality” 1 Thessalonians 4:3.
“Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body.”—1 Corinthians 6:18.
“Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders 10nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”? (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)
As you many have guessed, Paul had issues with his sexuality. Personally, I think that he was gay. His quotes against sexuality, though most people take them as meaning adultery in general, I think point more toward a sexuality that “dare not speak it’s name”, particularity in the “good old days” of homophobia and irrational belief.