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    GA - 103 Yr old woman banned from lifelong church

    I thought this would be interesting to see the thoughts of others. I'll be honest and say I'm not a religious person and the reason why I left all organized religion is because of men like the one here who calls himself a Preacher. Needless to say that isn't what I would call him. This woman has attended this church since she was 11 years old. Her father was one of the founders. Would be very nice to see her feel comfortable in her place of worship again. In my day doing something like this just wasn't done. I was taught the church, any church, would never turn someone away from it's doors.

    http://www.fox29.com/news/19886897-story
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    Awwww. Faux Christians modeling crap beliefs. How oppressive.

    People like this are why people who are true Christians get a bad name.

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    I'm not religious, but this is dirty pool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montjoy View Post
    I'm not religious, but this is dirty pool.
    I am a person of Christian faith. And I extend the message of Christ's love to EVERYONE. Even those narrow-thinking dbags who really don't deserve it. Because, truly, I don't deserve grace either, but I have been given it.

    I am a Christian. Not a narrow-minded hatemonger. Two separate things which nowadays get lumped together and I understand why.

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    Wow. Membership revoked from a church. I never heard of such a thing. So much for being inclusive. And calling the police on a 103 yr old woman...
    They should really be ashamed of their actions.
    Maybe she could go with the members that have left but she wants to stay. Maybe someone higher up will investigate as to why this is happening with the members leaving and one being told not to come back. I hope so.

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    I thought the pastor's name would be Richard Head but I was wrong.

    sheesh, some people!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimlynn View Post
    Wow. Membership revoked from a church. I never heard of such a thing. So much for being inclusive. And calling the police on a 103 yr old woman...
    They should really be ashamed of their actions.
    Maybe she could go with the members that have left but she wants to stay. Maybe someone higher up will investigate as to why this is happening with the members leaving and one being told not to come back. I hope so.

    IMO
    Lol, yeah, maybe someone higher up is investigating. Someone much higher up I'm not religious at all but I believe in karma.

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    I was raised Catholic where something like this wouldn't fly. If we don't want you at Mass on Sunday we will whisper and stare until you feel so uncomfortable you have to start attending on Saturday nights instead.

    Truthfully though I've never seen this happen and it's terrible!! She's 103!

    The disagreement came to a head early in August when Rev. Mattox sent Biggs a letter stating that she could no longer attend church there “for any reason what so ever.”
    What a shepherd he is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brightbird View Post
    Lol, yeah, maybe someone higher up is investigating. Someone much higher up I'm not religious at all but I believe in karma.
    Is there someone above him or is this one of those independent churches?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brightbird View Post
    Lol, yeah, maybe someone higher up is investigating. Someone much higher up I'm not religious at all but I believe in karma.
    Lol...whatever it takes. I also believe in Karma...not sure about the other. I go back and forth on that. I just know if someone had treated my elderly family members like that,or if I was around while anyone was treated that way...heads would roll.
    For someone to reach that advanced age and to be treated so badly...ugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesneakers View Post
    Is there someone above him or is this one of those independent churches?
    Dunno, but presumably a pastor would believe that God is the big boss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brightbird View Post
    Dunno, but presumably a pastor would believe that God is the big boss.
    I meant could she go above his head to argue her case, like to the Bishop. Maybe she could take it up with whoever comes before this guy in the chain of command in their religion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesneakers View Post
    I meant could she go above his head to argue her case, like to the Bishop. Maybe she could take it up with whoever comes before this guy in the chain of command in their religion.
    That's what I was thinking as well. Someone higher up on the chain. I did find just a bit more background but wasn't able to find an actual link to the church.
    Granted I didn't have time to search long.
    The video interview says that Genora Hamm Biggs was a teacher for 40 yrs and the pastor was a former student of hers.
    Also her family were founders of the church.
    Former members ( one a former Deacon of the church) support her impressions of the pastor.

    http://www.wfxg.com/story/30027379/1...ed-from-church

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimlynn View Post
    Wow. Membership revoked from a church. I never heard of such a thing. So much for being inclusive. And calling the police on a 103 yr old woman...
    They should really be ashamed of their actions.
    Maybe she could go with the members that have left but she wants to stay. Maybe someone higher up will investigate as to why this is happening with the members leaving and one being told not to come back. I hope so.

    IMO
    It is a Baptist Church. There are a number or independent Baptists that simply reject the notion of any higher ups. Authority is direct from God to the minister.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmmaliLucia View Post
    I have no idea how Baptist churches (Or any churches for that matter) work, but if so many people dislike a pastor that they leave the church or file a complaint is it possible to fire a pastor? This dude sounds like a wackadoodle, having people yelling and convulsing on the ground... Is he one of those televised evangelist?
    Rabbis can be fired. They report to a board of temple members of their congregation, so I don't see why not??
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