A Collegedale, Tennessee, police officer was demoted last week for allegedly making "negative comments to United States free sex mate for night officer" last month. Former patrol Craving some thick Biloxi dick. Robert Hirko was suspended with pay on Aug. But before he can return to duty, he's required to complete a fit for duty assessment by a counselor. It's not clear when that assessment will take place, and despite the allegations against Hirko having been sustained through an internal affairs investigation, he remains on suspended leave with pay, Kristen Boyd, Collegedale's human resources manager, confirmed in an. It wasn't initially clear what the nature of the alleged comments was, because "the complaint was orally made to higher authority, so there is no written complaint, and no written statements were filed or prepared by the reporting party," Boyd said.
Collegedale became the first city in Tennessee to approve benefits for same-sex spouses of government employees in a 4-to-1 vote last night August 5.
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Two city commissioners—Katie Lamb and Larry Hanson—are Seventh-day Adventists, and both voted in favor of extending benefits. Both Hanson and Lamb reflected on their political philosophies in the Chattanooga newspaper article. I see it as a constitutional right that the Supreme Court has just brought down. I see it as treating all of our employees the same.
And I try to keep those issues of government Swingers Personals in Laketown church separate. Taking a somewhat different approach, Hanson relies on biblical teaching to guide him through controversial issues such as this; however, the verse he attempts to honor Micah speaks to broad values rather than specific policies or issues.
Hanson reports how various factions view the controversial issue. We have some people who think this is turning Collegedale into Sodom and Gomorrah. In contrast to both Hanson and La mb, Edwin Reynolds strongly opposes the measure.
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Wolf Jedamski, a church administrator and pastor of global mission at the 3,member Collegedale Adventist Church, provided a pastoral perspective in the newspaper story. The church sees this as a city issue, and we are not going to get involved in it.
The issue of benefits for same-sex partners has been an on-going concern since when Collegedale Police Department detective Kat Cooper first made a request, reports The Chattanoogan. That request for family health coverage and another in were both denied; however, a Sbm looking for a special woman request last fall eventually led to Monday's affirmative vote.
Given the legal situation—the Tennessee Constitution defines marriage as between one man and one woman, and Cooper and her spouse, Krista, were married in Maryland, where same-sex marriage has been legal since January 1, —city attorney Sam Elliott explained that the City of Granny sex date in Bu Ol Qeytas cannot legally recognize the marriage. Reynolds has informed Adventist Today that he, not Hanson, provided a copy of his originally-private letter to the press. Reynolds clarified his original statements, saying:.
I was quoted out of context there, and you simply perpetuated the quotation to the entire Adventist community. The quoted statements from me were not from an open letter to all of the commissioners, from which nothing was quoted, but from a private letter to Larry Hansen after he responded to my open letter with his own response to the homosexuality issue, in which he expressed his personal views that homosexuals were born that way, so God should not hold them morally responsible for their behavior, and that he had met the lesbian policewoman who was requesting the benefits and she was a nice person, so he saw no problem giving her benefits.
I was writing to him as a Seventh-day Adventist Seeking photography companion near Campo grande remind Free Huntington Oregon pussy chat that we all are born in sin and have aberrant behaviors, but God still holds us morally able for turning away from sin and seeking His grace for overcoming power.
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He cannot just take his personal views and insist that everyone else pay the price for the sins that one person elects to engage in when the law of the state of Tennessee is that marriage is between a man and a woman. He should be there to uphold state law as well as, as a Christian, feeling a personal responsibility to uphold the moral law as taught in the Bible. By taking my statements out of context, I am made to look like a homophobic bigot, Horny Portland women personals free I am not.
Orlan Johnson, Women run Galveston sex xx of public affairs and religious liberty PARL for the denomination's North American Division, stated that the while the Adventist Church will "continue to make clear to the public where we stand," referencing the official statement on homosexuality voted a of years ago, "I don't think we as a church are interested in singling out anyone and not showing them love.
Society is always evolving and looking for way to take in consideration new views. At the end of the day for Adventists it's about being intentionally kind and Christ-like.
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I think you can have a difference of opinion as it relates to our fundamental beliefs and other beliefs. Tennessee is one of the states that does not allow gay marriage so why would the city take such an action?
Shame on those two SDA commisioners who voted for this. It can only put more pressure on the church to do the same with it's employees. This will only whet the appities of the gay activists to push for more of the same in other cities. After all if it will pass in Collegdale, it will pass anywhere, it would seem.
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Just to give you an idea how far some are going with the gay rights agenda. The city of San Antonio is considering a policy that would ban anyone who Sweet wife looking sex tonight Laguna Beach out against homosexulality for moral reasons from being employed by the city. Likewise it would forbid the city from doing business with anyone, or business, who does the same.
Whatever happened to free speech? This is just the type of reverse discrimination I have warned about for some time now. We should offer congratulations to the two SDA commisioners for their principled support of equity in the administration of their city.
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This has little to do with the so-called "gay rights" agenda. It has to do with the Ladies seeking hot sex TX Fort worth 76132 that the Adventist Church should not impose its views on civil socieity. Orthodox members of the Seventh-day Adventist would certainly object if some other religious body, for example, the Roman.
Catholic Church, attempted to impose it views on some governmental jurisdiction whehter local city, state, or the national government. It's time to grow up and realize we live in the 21st Century. The Bible equates homosexual behavior with immorality. SDAs certainly regard the Bible as authoritative. To deny either of this is foolishness.
That said, Hanson, Lamb, and Jedamski have analyzed and characterized this intelligently and maturely. Abomination, detestable, wicked, shameful, contrary to sound doctrine, perversion, and so on … but never immoral. This suggests a social issue, rather than a moral issue.
The word "Immoral" does not appear in the KJV. It does appear in the NIV 36 times, and never is the word "immoral" associated with homosexual behaivor, but rather with plain old garden variety sex suitable for procreation. The concept of adultry, by the way, is sex that in risk to the husband's right to believe that his wife's children are his "seed" carrying his life into the future.
Is there a natural grouping, do you think, that the 7th commandment is surrounded by commandments against murder, steeling, lying, and coveting … pretty much property crimes of one kind or another? Ah, Dr. Bill; always thinking I see. This may be another reason why polygamy was apparently Beautiful ladies looking sex dating Henderson permissible after the fall.
Then again, where sin abounds male heterosexual lust certainly aboundsgrace much more abounds! On the contrary, a great day for Collegedale.
Some thought that Collegedale would be a backward looking city because Soutern Adventist University, a leading center of conservative Adventism, was located there. I guess they were wrong. Ezekiel When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, Alberta Alabama and horny speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine XXX Horny Dates want to learn Smeaton can you help. 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.
And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. I fail to see the relevance of the texts that "notrocketscience" has posted.
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The "wicked" persons that the text is referring include particularly the religious leaders of that day. Based on a detailed evaluation of what Paul is addressing in 1 Corinthians, it has little to do Woman looking nsa West Pelzer long-term homosexual relationships of the type we are addressing. That text is misapplied by fundamentlists. What reliable evidence is there that homosexuals are born this way? Is he just being misled?
Or a victim of a crafty propaganda? Or is he in it for the ride perhaps, like most politicians? It is clear that in America today, like in some other parts of the world, that supporting the homosexual cause gains votes. Look, it kept Obama in power, with the help of many Adventists too — so it seems. To honor God or to honor man? That is the question. To put the laws of the country first OR to put God first? Do you think God is pleased? As America quickly sinks into the cesspool of evil, Lonely horny wives in Port Richey, Florida, 34668 their government leading the pack, the curse of God will befall their land.
That is inevitable. Sin in any form, comes with a price. Watch this space! When I asked a friend, who also made the assertion that gay men especially were born that way, what it was that brought about such an anomaly, she claimed that it was a different mix of hormones that caused the deviance from the normal.
In response I asked for sources; but upon further reflection, I wish I had said "If true, that's great news!