Church Of God In Christ We Are Keeping The Convention In Charlotte!

Reader, Wednesday Charlotte Governor Pat McCrory had his folks draft up a statement praising The Church of God in Christ for keeping its convention in Charlotte next year. The governor, who has said there are, in fact, no losses due to HB2, says this convention will be a big gain. That is because the local ministers of that denomination held a press conference to announce that they are going to make up $30 million of the $100 million Charlotte lost from the NBA All-Star Game canceling because of HB2
 McCrory applauds Church of God in Christ for keeping 2017 convention in Charlotte


  1. This is very unfortunate for the COGIC wth the greying of their congregations, and the decline of young people returning to the church, this is a bad move, in a time when people of good will see this act as anti-Christ because it is anti-love. I've been a COGIC all of my life and never before have I been so ashamed to say so.

  2. This makes no logical sense; is COGIC gonna also consider moving their conferences out of states where abortion, fornication, drinking, gambling and divorce are totally legal (as a religious statement)?

    You never see them making any 'special' proclamations or stands "against" any other "sin," but always going MILES out of their way to target people who are LGBT. It's the strangest most imbalanced, irrational thing ever.

    This is clearly an intentional, strategic and consistently exclusive, unnecessary bias against the LGBT community in particular. This is why the rest of the world clearly sees this behavior as being discriminatory and hateful.

    All that energy could certainly be better applied to community-building and other proactively positive activities instead of showing how much disdain they have for a certain group of people by supporting those who don't respect their rights in a democracy.

    That sure is a new take on the "love of Jesus."


  3. It's crazy how he dismisses the bill by making it about bathrooms. Yea that's included, but not nearly the whole issue. The issue is that, you can once again be denied service, or jobs because the owner doesn't like gays, or trans, or black people. By holding your event in Charlotte, you are in turn also saying that discrimination is cool. I also feel like the NBA should not have more of a moral conscience than the Church.

  4. In my opinion this was a decision made without proper knowledge of what it means to be a trans human being. I'm extremely disappointed and don't understand how "The Church" can condone active discrimination against the LGBTQIA community. We need to be more diligent in situations that actually occur which is sexual assault perpetrated by grown men in the church. we're so focused on what others are doing & restricting others freedoms/forcing them to conform to a way of life we want them to, that we are failing to identify real issues in the church that need to be fixed (misogyny, sexism, homophobia, misogynoir, etc.)

  5. I have to say that Jesus said to the women that the Pharisees brought to be stoned to go and sin no more. How is it that people find that if you take a stand against sin it is somehow discriminatory. Let us look at what the bible says about sin:

    Ephesians 5:11-12
    And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.

    1 Corinthians 6:9-10
    Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

    Romans 6:1-2
    What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

    Matthew 18:15
    Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

    1 John 1:6
    If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth.

    Romans 3:23-24
    For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.

    Romans 6:15
    What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.

    Colossians 3:5
    Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

    Galatians 6:1
    Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

    1 Peter 2:24
    Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

    James 4:8
    Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

    Ephesians 5:3
    But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints.

    Romans 6:23
    For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    Romans 6:13
    Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

    Hebrews 12:1
    Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.

    Proverbs 14:34
    Righteousness exalteth a nation:
    but sin is a reproach to any people.

    We see in the preceeding scriptures that sin should be exposed. We should not support sin of any kind. Just because you onl see them taking a stand for one sin does not mean they shouldn't because they take no stand on other sins. What the body of Christ should be saying to the church do not accept other sins as well as homosexuality. If you do not like that the bible has called homosexuality a sin than that is between you and God. I will leave you with this verse

    Proverbs 14:12
    There is a way which seemeth right unto a man,
    but the end thereof are the ways of death.

  6. So glad I left...bigots and hypocrites

  7. So glad I left...bigots and hypocrites

  8. Did God really destroy Sodom and Gomorrah because of the lbgt people or did I only dream that?


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