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Pastor: I miscalculated impact of LGBTQ-affirming vote.. (Yep you reap what you sow!!)

 
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A Baptist pastor in Dallas is facing some harsh realities more than a year after leading his congregation to affirm homosexuality.

In November 2016, Wilshire Baptist Church voted to extend membership to those involved in the homosexual lifestyle. The church's slogan is now "Open to all, closed to none."


The action prompted the Baptist General Convention of Texas to sever ties with the church. A year later, Chelsen Vicari decided to contact senior pastor George Mason to see how the church has been affected by the change.

If my church went against biblical teaching on sexuality and affirmed the LGBTQ lifestyle, I would ... (Poll Closed)
Strongly voice my disagreement and leave

Vicari is evangelical program director for The Institute on Religion & Democracy, a conservative Christian think tank. She writes that while Mason knew some members would vote "no," what he didn't know was they would leave the church as a result.

While the "bleeding" stopped months later, he estimates that about 250 of the 1,500 active members at the time no longer call Wilshire their church home and took about $700,000 of annual giving with them when they left.


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A Baptist pastor in Dallas is facing some harsh realities more than a year after leading his congregation to affirm homosexuality.

In November 2016, Wilshire Baptist Church voted to extend membership to those involved in the homosexual lifestyle. The church's slogan is now "Open to all, closed to none."


The action prompted the Baptist General Convention of Texas to sever ties with the church. A year later, Chelsen Vicari decided to contact senior pastor George Mason to see how the church has been affected by the change.

If my church went against biblical teaching on sexuality and affirmed the LGBTQ lifestyle, I would ... (Poll Closed)
Strongly voice my disagreement and leave

Vicari is evangelical program director for The Institute on Religion & Democracy, a conservative Christian think tank. She writes that while Mason knew some members would vote "no," what he didn't know was they would leave the church as a result.

While the "bleeding" stopped months later, he estimates that about 250 of the 1,500 active members at the time no longer call Wilshire their church home and took about $700,000 of annual giving with them when they left.


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Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
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Wow that is quite a bit of giving for a estimated 250 people.
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Not enough left
The remnant of Jacob will be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, like a lion among the beasts of the forest, like a young lion among flocks of sheep, which mauls and mangles as it goes, and no one can rescue.
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The pastor told Advocate Magazine two months ago that "three Sunday school classes of older adults disappeared altogether" but that the church had gained 100+ new members since the vote.
But Mason's main point of rebuttal, according to Vicari, seems to be that churches across the country are struggling with attendance.


And so instead of acknowledging that this is a compromise," Vicari continues, "Pastor Mason would instead like to redefine what it means to be a vibrant church, what it means to be an orthodox church, what it means to be a growing church."
Mason explained to Vicari that the influx of new members hasn't necessarily been "Millennial gay people," but more so middle age and Millennials who are seeking a church that affirms homosexuality, transgenderism, etc..


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So the real believers left, and the lukewarm ones where left behind. Says alot.
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So the real believers left, and the lukewarm ones where left behind. Says alot.
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Now the Church has realized what they did..The Street Pastor actually told them what is coming when he said this to the Church members Nov 2016.
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A Baptist pastor in Dallas is facing some harsh realities more than a year after leading his congregation to affirm homosexuality.

In November 2016, Wilshire Baptist Church voted to extend membership to those involved in the homosexual lifestyle. The church's slogan is now "Open to all, closed to none."


The action prompted the Baptist General Convention of Texas to sever ties with the church. A year later, Chelsen Vicari decided to contact senior pastor George Mason to see how the church has been affected by the change.

If my church went against biblical teaching on sexuality and affirmed the LGBTQ lifestyle, I would ... (Poll Closed)
Strongly voice my disagreement and leave

Vicari is evangelical program director for The Institute on Religion & Democracy, a conservative Christian think tank. She writes that while Mason knew some members would vote "no," what he didn't know was they would leave the church as a result.

While the "bleeding" stopped months later, he estimates that about 250 of the 1,500 active members at the time no longer call Wilshire their church home and took about $700,000 of annual giving with them when they left.


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Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
 Quoting: christian


Wow that is quite a bit of giving for a estimated 250 people.
 Quoting: Juju 63404857


Not really if you consider a lot of those people also practice tithing. 10% of 250 incomes adds up.
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So the real believers left, and the lukewarm ones where left behind. Says alot.
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Now the Church has realized what they did..The Street Pastor actually told them what is coming when he said this to the Church members Nov 2016.
 Quoting: christian


Really shows what the 'ye are the salt of the earth' means. You can't build on mediocre.
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So the real believers left, and the lukewarm ones where left behind. Says alot.
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Now the Church has realized what they did..The Street Pastor actually told them what is coming when he said this to the Church members Nov 2016.
 Quoting: christian


Really shows what the 'ye are the salt of the earth' means. You can't build on mediocre.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74483359


The LORD warned his people to COME OUT OF BABYLON....

250 people did...

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so. all he misses is the money?
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so. all he misses is the money?
 Quoting: NightWisp


Exactly. Another Charlatan preacher.
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Serves them right. Traitors
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A Baptist pastor in Dallas is facing some harsh realities more than a year after leading his congregation to affirm homosexuality.

In November 2016, Wilshire Baptist Church voted to extend membership to those involved in the homosexual lifestyle. The church's slogan is now "Open to all, closed to none."


The action prompted the Baptist General Convention of Texas to sever ties with the church. A year later, Chelsen Vicari decided to contact senior pastor George Mason to see how the church has been affected by the change.

If my church went against biblical teaching on sexuality and affirmed the LGBTQ lifestyle, I would ... (Poll Closed)
Strongly voice my disagreement and leave

Vicari is evangelical program director for The Institute on Religion & Democracy, a conservative Christian think tank. She writes that while Mason knew some members would vote "no," what he didn't know was they would leave the church as a result.

While the "bleeding" stopped months later, he estimates that about 250 of the 1,500 active members at the time no longer call Wilshire their church home and took about $700,000 of annual giving with them when they left.


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Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
 Quoting: christian


those are the least of his problems frankly...

internally he has agents and enemies against him.

they vote left and the left want to shut down churches.

also anything they say or do in or around church property or any activities is subject to investigation by the Trojan horse he let in the front door.





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