East Waynesville Baptist asked nine members to leave. Now 40 more have left the church in protest. Former members say Pastor Chan Chandler gave them the ultimatum, saying if they didn't support George Bush, they should resign or repent. The minister declined an interview with News 13. But he did say "the actions were not politically motivated." There are questions about whether the bi-laws were followed when the members were thrown out.
Georgia 10 says: It Begins: Dems "Excommunicated" From Church? : For those that thought that there has not been a full scale war lanched against liberals; for those who didn't take the radical right's promise to "eradicate liberals" seriously, I present to you, Exhibit A: East Waynesville Baptist Church has just kicked out all its Democratic members.
Blah3 says: Welcome to Baptist Jihad. Welp, the Jeebo-crazies have just kicked it up a notch. "One of the local women who got excommunicated said on TV that it was like a cult. Another man who got excommunicated said that the rest of the congregation stood up and applauded as the Democrats were told to leave." This isn't religious persecution - this is persecution by the religious, and it is a clear and blatant violation of the Constitution of the United States - the document that conservatives are supposed to hold so dear.
Crooks and Liars says: Crusades here we come. Was this timed with the release of Kingdom of Heaven? Hollywood Reporter reviews " is probably about as good a movie as anyone could make about the Crusades. This was a ghastly though vitally important stretch of history when Western civilization, whipped up by religious fervor and bitter poverty, confronted the Muslim world with both the sword and cultural arrogance. See a relationship.
With events like "Justice Sunday" trying to paint liberals as anti-christian, more and more of the fringe groups will start acting like Waynesville Baptist.
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