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Indiana Methodist Church To Close After Firing Gay Choral Director - VIDEO

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A church in Indiana is to close at the end of the year following a mass walkout by members prompted by gay choir director Adam Fraley being forced to resign, reports LGBTQ Nation.

Back in January, First United Methodist Church in Alexander lost 80 percent of its congregation after Pastor David Mantor declined to rehire Fraley who had been in the position for six years.

Dr. David Steele, a member of the church for nearly 60 years, was also fired from his leadership position after he advocated on behalf of Fraley.

However, Mantor believes that the closure is due to a “downward spiral” of membership and donations across the whole United Methodist church for the past 30 years.

Watch an interview with Fraley and Steele, AFTER THE JUMP...

The United Methodist Church states that gay men and women are welcome but that they are forbidden from being "certified as candidates, ordained as ministers, or appointed to serve in The United Methodist Church". UMC also believes the practice of homosexuality is "incompatible with Christian teaching" and states that ceremonies that "celebrate homosexual unions" shall not be allowed in churches. 

In October, the Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church upheld an appeals panel ruling reinstating pastor Frank Schaefer, who was defrocked for officiating at his son's wedding to another man in 2007. 

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Indiana Anti-Gay Church Pastor Accused of Grabbing Man's Genitals, Soliciting Oral Sex: VIDEO

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Gaylard Williams, the pastor at the Praise Cathedral Church of God in Seymour, Indiana, has been accused of making sexual advances on a man and been charged with battery, reports WLKY.com.

Williams (59) appeared at the Jackson County Superior Court on Tuesday.

According to court documents, the pastor approached a 27-year-old man at his vehicle parked at a lake, grabbed and squeezed his genitals and requested that he perform oral sex.

Williams allegedly left the scene after the victim acted like he was reaching for a gun. Police later found gay pornography in the pastor’s car.

According to 'Church of God' beliefs, homosexuality is a sin, also, "We will engage in those activities which glorify God in our body and which avoid the fulfillment of the lust of the flesh." And of course, marriage is between a man and a woman.

Watch WLKY's report, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Pat Robertson Says Gays 'Will Die Out Because They Don't Reproduce' - VIDEO

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Pat Robertson once again made eye-roll inducing comments today about gays saying that they'll eventually "die out", reports Right Wing WatchThe former southern baptist minister's comments come from today's episode of The 700 Club when Robertson fielded a question from a viewer who attends a church whose members aren't allowed to date, leaving fellow church goers frustrated that they can't enter relationships with people in the congregation. Robertson responded with this little gem of a quote.

Said Robertson:

"You know, those who are homosexual will die out because they don’t reproduce. You know, you have to have heterosexual sex to reproduce. Same thing with that church, it’s doomed, it’s going to die out because it’s the most nonsensical thing I’ve heard in a long time."

The more intriguing question here is when is Pat Robertson going to "die out"? Watch, Pat Robertson's nonsense, if you can bear it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Bryan Fischer: LGBT Rights Biggest Threat To Liberty In The United States - VIDEO

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Vile anti-gay wingnut Bryan Fischer was at it again on his radio program yesterday, arguing that equality for gay people “represents the greatest single threat” to liberty the United States has ever faced, reports Right Wing Watch.

Caiden CowgerFischer was interviewing anti-gay teen, radio show host and Fischer mini-me Caiden Cowger who in 2012 called homosexuality a “perversion” and said that President Obama is encouraging kids to be gay.  

Introducing Cowger - who has been pushing a story that a Christian student at his West Virginia high school was forced to attend an LGBT student club and punished for expressing his opinion - Fischer said:

"The homosexual agenda represents the greatest single threat to religious liberty we have ever seen in the history of our existence as a nation.

“In fact, it's the greatest threat to liberty of all kinds, whether it is freedom of religion, whether it is freedom of speech, whether it is freedom of the press, whether it is freedom of association, all of the rights that are enshrined in the First Amendment are threatened by the active, aggressive homosexual lobby and the homosexual agenda.”

Among many, many crazy recent outbursts, in November Fischer claimed that the GOP won the mid term elections because his god answered anti-gay prayers.

Listen to Fischer’s latest nonsense and watch Cowger’s unintentionally hilarious report on the supposed “incident”, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Mississippi Pastor Dresses His Horse In A Wedding Gown To Protest Gay Marriage Ruling: VIDEO

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The above image from WAPT-TV shows the Rev. Edward James outside the federal courthouse in Jackson, Mississippi, on Friday, with his horse, Charlotte, in a wedding dress. 

James, of Chapel M.B. Church, was protesting a recent ruling from a Mississippi federal judge striking down the state's bans on same-sex marriage, a decision James hopes the judge will reconsider based on his "ridiculous" protest. 

Horse-bride"Although (the protest) is ridiculous, so is the same-sex marriage status," James told The Clarion Ledger. "That's the point I'm trying to convey to Mississippians today, and I'm hoping that (U.S. District Court) Judge (Carlton) Reeves will reconsider his ruling and that Mississippi will stay a state that will only recognize marriage between a man and a woman."

James' signs read:

"THE NEXT UNNATURAL LAW: DO YOU TAKE THIS HORSE TO BE YOUR UNNATURAL WEDDED SPOUSE TO HAVE AND TO HOLD? THIS MIGHT EVEN BE POSSIBLE IF THE BAND (sic) ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE IS LIFTED. 'WHERE TO DO WE DRAW THE LINE?'

"MARRIAGE IS ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN ANYTHING ELSE IS A PERVERSION."  

In a post mocking James, the Human Rights Campaign notes that he's hardly the first opponent of same-sex marriage to suggest that gay nuptials will lead to man-horse unions: 

Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association said, “The DOMA ruling has now made the normalization of polygamy, pedophilia, incest and bestiality inevitable. Matter of time,”

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) once asked, “Or why not, you know, somebody has a love for an animal or-? There is no clear place to draw a line once you eliminate the traditional marriage.”

Rick Santorum told the Associated Press, “In every society, the definition of marriage has not ever, to my knowledge, included homosexuality. That’s not to pick on homosexuality. It’s not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be. It is one thing.”

And Virginia’s Republican nominee for Lt. Governor E.W. Jackson warned the crowd during a sermon that if they don’t stop “Adam and Steve” it is going to “soon be Adam and a bull.”

I'd hate to lump James in the same category with those folks — he seems far more creative, and I commend him for giving us a break from those tired "death to gays" sermons. I'm also pretty sure James is just trying to get some publicity for his church, whose Facebook page hasn't been updated in over three years.

But James' protest does make you wonder whether the good pastor actually read Judge Reeves' 72-page decision. The decision, which has been stayed by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, compared the same-sex marriage bans to prohibitions on interracial marriage and discussed in detail how gays were targeted along with African-Americans by groups like the Klu Klux Klan. 

Oh well, at least Charlotte got some fresh grass. 

Watch a video report from The Clarion Ledger, AFTER THE JUMP ...(warning: autoplay)

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Bobby Jindal 'Prayer Guide' Blames Gays For Hurricane Katrina - VIDEO

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Louisiana Governor and anti-gay “Christian” nutjob Bobby Jindal is claiming in material for a prayer rally to kick off his possible presidential run that Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters are the result of god’s anger at gay people, reports Right Wing Watch.

Last month, Jindal spoke at an anti-equality, "pro-family" event in Dallas. He has also given anti-gay Duck Dynasty star Phil Roberston an award for Entrepreneurial Excellence.

Jindal is set to kick off the potential presidential campaign in January with a stadium prayer rally organized by anti-gay groups and individuals including listed hate group the American Family Association.

It would appear that Jindal’s campaign is being closely modeled on Rick Perry’s disastrous 2012 run for president. Organizers are actually reusing material from Perry’s 2011 prayer rally in Texas that blame natural disasters on gay people, marriage equality, legal abortion and Internet pornography. 6a00d8341c730253ef01a511ba7967970c-800wi

The prayer guide for the rally also appears to be exactly the same as the guide distributed to participants in Perry’s 2011 event.  As Right Wing Watch points out, the materials have not “even been updated to include the increased number of states that are bringing God’s judgment on America by allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry.”

The prayer guide includes the following nuggets of “Christian” wisdom:

“We have watched sin escalate to a proportion the nation has never seen before. We live in the first generation in which the wholesale murder of infants through abortion is not only accepted but protected by law. Homosexuality has been embraced as an alternative lifestyle. Same-sex marriage is legal in six states and Washington, D.C. Pornography is available on demand through the internet.

“Biblical signs of apostasy are before our very eyes. While the United States still claims to be a nation 'under God' it is obvious that we have greatly strayed from our foundations in Christianity.

“This year we have seen a dramatic increase in tornadoes that have taken the lives of many and crippled entire cities, such as Tuscaloosa, AL & Joplin, MO. And let us not forget that we are only six years from the tragic events of hurricane Katrina, which rendered the entire Gulf Coast powerless.”

Watch Jindal speak at this year's anti-gayathon GOP-backed Values Voter Summit, AFTER THE JUMP...

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