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Anchorage Pastor Kicks Out Boy Scout Troop: 'No Homosexual Will Enter the Kingdom of God'

The Anchorage Baptist Temple in Anchorage, Alaska has kicked out Boy Scout Troop 1316 and Cub Scout Pack 316 over the organization's decision to allow gay youth, the Anchorage Daily News reports:

PrevoThe church's decision came now, months later, because "we were just hoping there would be enough repercussions that the Boy Scouts might reconsider, and they haven't," the church's chief pastor, Rev. Jerry Prevo, said Thursday.

Prevo said he wasn't worried about backlash. The Bible's message is plain, he said: "No homosexual will enter the Kingdom of God."

Rev. Tom Cobaugh, the Baptist Temple's education minister who serves as liaison with the Boy Scout troop, later clarified the decision:

"Troop 1316 and Pack 316 were ministries of the Anchorage Baptist Temple," Cobaugh wrote. "ABT has not changed its position because the Bible has not changed its position on sexuality (see Leviticus 18:22, I Corinthians 6:9). The BSA has changed. They caved on their position because of political pressure and the threat that it may affect their bottom line financially, through donations and/or their tax-exempt status."

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  1. Christians are the most vile scum imaginable

    Posted by: Steve | Aug 11, 2013 10:47:03 AM

  2. Make you your minds Xtians! If you support
    Leviticus 18:22 then you must also support Leviticus 20:9-10, right? Children who curse their parents and adulterers must be STONED TO DEATH! What's that? The one about The Gays still applies but not the other two.
    Figures. Hypocrites!

    Posted by: Gigi | Aug 11, 2013 10:49:53 AM

  3. Tax exempt Status?

    Posted by: Bill | Aug 11, 2013 10:52:11 AM

  4. Proving yet again that Alaska is nothing more than a haven for misfits and malcontents. "Education" minister indeed, more like minister of brainwashing. Literalizing the bible and creating rigid responses to changing realities will kill what's left of christianity. Freddie Phelps would be proud.

    Posted by: Onnyjay | Aug 11, 2013 10:53:03 AM

  5. Apparently this congregation was fine with the Boy Scouts when they allowed Mormon, but not gay, members. So, according to these good "Christians," it is absolutely fine to reject God and worship Satan through the Mormon cult, but you can' be gay. That's a breakdown of the relative "badness" of sin I hadn't heard before.

    Posted by: CPT_Doom | Aug 11, 2013 10:53:44 AM

  6. "No homosexual will enter the kingdom of God". Really?! Promise?! Phew!!! Nasty, stinky ole imaginary delusion of the severely mentally-ill. Praze Jeebus!!!!

    Posted by: Geoff | Aug 11, 2013 11:08:26 AM

  7. A baptist from alaska...that's two strikes against him...and this god fetish makes it three.

    Posted by: Paul B. | Aug 11, 2013 11:18:53 AM

  8. Cross-burning, snake-juggling, inbred, smelly troglodytes.

    Posted by: Frank | Aug 11, 2013 11:36:26 AM

  9. He's seriously named cobag?

    Posted by: RobNYNY1957 | Aug 11, 2013 11:36:55 AM

  10. If this guy is there in the Kingdom of Heaven, I'd rather take my chances somewhere else.

    Posted by: tom | Aug 11, 2013 11:45:50 AM

  11. Anybody who bashes Alaska ^^ is just a bleating airbag. There are plenty of great people and the place isn't known as the Greatland for nothing.

    This guy is evil incarnate. He is the moneychanger in the temple. He is the Pharisee. But the best part about this story is that the media framed the conversation by talking about the group Christians For Equality who are making change up here.

    As much as an ass Jerry Prevo is, he is the architect of his own demise.

    Posted by: AKChris | Aug 11, 2013 11:46:56 AM

  12. @STEVE And if I might add my own harsh assessment: the only good one is a dead one.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Aug 11, 2013 12:14:26 PM

  13. AKChris,
    Why does the government of Alaska have to pay people to live there?

    Posted by: Frank | Aug 11, 2013 12:27:08 PM

  14. And he knows who will get into heaven? How?

    Posted by: Steve | Aug 11, 2013 12:32:14 PM

  15. it's the best thing to happen to those scouts. why risk polluting their young minds with the bs being fed by that "church"?

    they will find another sponsor, and will be better for it. all scouts would be better off away from these delusional hypocrites. our tax dollars subsidize this sh!t?

    Posted by: northalabama | Aug 11, 2013 12:34:02 PM

  16. Another day, yet another time I have to email a bigoted pastor and tell him how much his actions disgust me.

    Posted by: Continuum | Aug 11, 2013 12:37:24 PM

  17. This guy's even worse than the "love the sinner--hate the sin" crowd.
    I wish the bible came in bigger sizes. I always hate patching together pages for birdcage liner.

    Posted by: chuck | Aug 11, 2013 12:42:32 PM

  18. Like his spiritual leader, he probably looked out his window and got inspiration from Russia. He's also lining up to get the Mike Huckabee Gay Concentration Camps contract - "if you can beat them, you can freeze them".

    This week's slogan: "Pray away the gay - or else!"

    Posted by: Hue-Man | Aug 11, 2013 12:45:01 PM

  19. Who does he think he is? It's not his decision.

    Posted by: Matt27 | Aug 11, 2013 12:46:05 PM

  20. Well, do we not expect this kind of actions from a CHRISTIAN ? They are after all the most judgmental, bigoted, hypocritical, and most nonintellectual of all humans.

    Posted by: Stephen | Aug 11, 2013 12:57:47 PM

  21. I thought his name was Pervo

    Posted by: Mark | Aug 11, 2013 1:41:27 PM

  22. if he's whose gonna be in the Kingdom then I'm with Archbishop Tutu--I'll take the other place.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Aug 11, 2013 1:43:33 PM

  23. Now be fair, to Alaska, guys: most of us wouldn't have given Alaska a thought if it weren't for John McCain.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Aug 11, 2013 1:45:26 PM

  24. Smug pompous hate-filled irrelevancy.

    That is all.

    Posted by: Chaz | Aug 11, 2013 1:57:05 PM

  25. I just announced my gay marriage to a crowded church filled with the kindest Episcopalian liberals you could hope to meet. Most over them are seniors and many are over eighty and I couldn't move for congratulations afterward.True Christians. Don't let this scoundrel blacken their names.

    Posted by: Chaz | Aug 11, 2013 1:59:54 PM

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