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Kentucky Church Attacks LGBT Community With Religous Billboards

Have you ever noticed that there are many Christians who love to take part of the Bible and use it, but ignore the rest of the Bible because it is inconvenient to their desires for power? Well, apparently the Bluegrass Church of Christ is one of those. They have put up billboards condemning the LGBT Community through the use of decidedly un-Christian passages within the Old Testament.

Kentucky Equality Federation states that:

While we respect the right to free speech, we condemn Bluegrass Church of Christ for leaving out other parts of the Bible, a practice known as “prooftexting” in some Christian circles. There are plenty of passages extolling good behavior, such as helping the widow and orphan, aiding the sick, and forgiving others.

Likewise, there are portions of the Bible which also contain stories of graphic violence and practices which we question today. For instance, there are plenty of passages which describe beating people to death with rocks for minor crimes, amputating limbs for petty offences, endorsing polygamy, allowing incest to go unpunished, and recommending genocide and repression of women and certain ethnic groups. Is the Bluegrass Church of Christ prepared to endorse these Bible passages?

This is a grandstanding attempt by a local church to divide Lexington’s community and to provide moral cover for discrimination, asserting that homosexuality is somehow anti-God and making a vague comparison of homosexuality to murder. Recently, a lesbian couple was kept out of a prom at a religious school for having the bravery to acknowledge their own identities. If the faith community of Lexington continues to silently tolerate this public humiliation and discrimination of the LGBTI community in our area, it will have abandoned Christ’s commandment to love your neighbor.

We call on religious congregations and groups of all faiths in the Lexington area to forsake and condemn these discriminatory actions. We, as the Kentucky Equality Federation, condemn this ongoing pattern of persecution which is being carried out in the name of religion.

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6 Responses to Kentucky Church Attacks LGBT Community With Religous Billboards

  1. Pat Carbonell

    November 10, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    If you have a church in your area that is engaging in issues lobbying or political activities, report them to the IRS. Doing so can lose them their tax-exempt status. Can you imagine the Roman Catholic church in the U.S. having to pay property taxes? The rules for churches are available online at the IRS website. It is Publication 1828, and you can download it in PDF format. I would include the pertinent passages here, but they’re too long.

  2. Josh

    July 5, 2012 at 9:21 am

    The sign is up again. Just saw it yesterday. These people (bluegrass crutch of christ) are going to hell.

  3. Dennis Velco

    May 27, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Herald,

    Why don’t you pay attention to all the other Leviticus Rules to the Jewish people while you’re at it.
    Then Condem Red Lobster and all the people who eat there since Leviticus clearly says to not eat shrimp and lobster.
    Do you cut the hair on the sides of your head? Oh gosh.. that’s another Lev. damnation.
    Check your closet man… do you have clothing made of poly-cotton blends? Damnation according to Lev.
    Did you now there are over 380 abominations in Leviticus? Check them all out and see how many you and most people TOTALLY IGNORE.. you bunch of hypocrites !!

    While your at it.. how about looking up how the bible not only sanctions SLAVERY.. but it tells the masters exactly how to calculate the justification for how many slaves to own. Do you also take all that literally?

    • Herald

      May 27, 2012 at 10:30 pm

      Dennis I was giving some additional information not at all endorsing what that church was doing. Apparently you missed my statement that – “The Kentucky Equality Federation got it right and this does not proclaim love for your neighbor at all. They were also much more diplomatic than my initial response was. ”

      My initial response was not one to publish!

      You need to be a lot more careful who and how you attack. First, you obliviously do not know me at all as not one of your statements fit me or do you just go around venting and insulting everyone you meet? Second, we will win these struggles by working together not by attacking each other.

  4. Herald

    May 26, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    I did some searching and found the text of the billboard: “HOMOSEXUALITY IS AN ABOMINATION
    ROMANS 1:26-28 LEVITICUS 18:22
    ABORTION IS MURDER
    EXODUS 20:13
    BLUEGRASS CHURCH OF CHRIST 502-316-5674″ http://www.lex18.com/news/some-upset-by-controversial-billboard-along-new-circle-road-in-lexington/
    The Kentucky Equality Federation got it right and this does not proclaim love for your neighbor at all. They were also much more diplomatic than my initial response was.

    Apparently this billboard is going up in other locations as well. http://www.wctv.tv/georgianews/headlines/134286033.html I really hope they leave WV and VA alone, this is not a billboard I want to see!

    • Dennis Velco

      May 28, 2012 at 11:44 am

      Herald,

      Thanks for your additional note. Yes you are correct I apparently didn’t get your last statement.
      Sorry.. I grew up in a Right Wing environment and still deal with some family members who are still blindly right wing.
      This is my “pat” response to Right Wingers… it’s not an attack… it’s facts and questions… to make them think… Oh My. :-)

      It supports the authors impression that “they” pick and choose what to pay attention to.

      I apologize for not having formed my statement as informational.