Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Was the judge "kicked out" of church?

While that probably overstated things, I think people need to understand what it's like to be attacked by your church for positions you take.

Here is one of the columns from the Florida Baptist Witness.

I think when a church member is told he "needs to be afflicted" and that his rulings are, in effect, "barbarism" and that the very authenticity of his faith is challenged with statements like: "And it’s incredible that Terri’s cruel death was ordered at the hands of a judge who professes to be a follower of Jesus Christ" -- I think it's safe to say that if I were in his shoes I would feel like I was being kicked out of the church.

2 comments:

Goody said...

Oh, maybe not "kicked out" exactly...just "really unwelcome."

Good luck with the blog

Ted and Yvonne Burr, Shelby NC said...

Skip,

My wife, Yvonne, said she talked with you this morning about your comments on the Terri Shiavo matter and that she was going to send you some background information on Judge Greer's church ...including the "how/why" he left the church (Some of news reports were misrepresenting the church's position/actions .. your commentary in the Star today apparently was sourced from such reports).

Calvary Baptist Church forwarded the following link where you will find accurate information on the church's position on this matter.

Ted Burr

----- Original Message -----
To: 'Ted and Yvonne Burr'
From: Calvary Road Baptist Church, FLA Sent: Monday, March 28, 2005 2:32 PM Subject: Terri Shiavo matter regarding Judge Greer

Ted, thank you for your encouraging words and prayers. Here is a link that has our response to the Terri Shioavo case.

http://www.calvarybaptist.org/WhatsNew/whatsnew.htm

Calvary Baptist Church