Probably Premature Poll about Partisan Politics

Discussion in '2005 Archive' started by Alcott, May 8, 2005.

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  1. From what I can determine, this pastor abused his office

    77.3%
  2. From what I can determine, the church should just forget these 9 plus 40 members and move on

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  3. From what I can determine, this story is based on disgruntled members trying to smear their former c

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  4. This is a good example of why any sort of public elections should be absent from church proclamation

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  5. This is a good example of why any type of <i>partisan politics</i> should be absent from church proc

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  6. If this meeting did indeed violate church bylaws, the action therein taken should be nullified

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  7. It is always wrong for a church to ask members to leave because of how they say they vote in public

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  8. It would not be wrong to ask members to leave who say they vote Nazi or Communist party lines

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  9. When a church has a split for any reason, it's unfortunate but no outside parties should become invo

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  10. The people who left the church are wrong to retain an attorney and attempt any legal action against

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  11. No outside party has any business investigating a church for suspected non-profit organization polit

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  12. If an outside party reports this church to the government for campaign violations, it would be prope

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  13. A true <i>Bapstist</i> church would not be involved in politics in the way this church has been

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  14. There is a conflict of "Baptist distinctives" here, about political involvement and <i>autonomy of t

    9.1%
  15. Regardless of what happens, I don't want a court telling this church what they must, or must not, do

    4.5%
  16. If I were a member of this church, I would leave it

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  17. If I were a member of this church, I agree with the pastor and I would stay

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  18. If I were a member of this church, I would stay, though I disagree with the pastor

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  19. If i were a member of this chruch, I would be involved in planning to oust this pastor

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  20. This church should be sued by former membes if it replies to letter requests saying the members left

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  21. Any Baptist associations of which this church is a member should ask the church to negate its action

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  22. This is indeed a "premature" poll about this situation

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  1. Alcott

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    The East Waynesville Baptist Church, reportedly in a meeting not in line with church bylaws, asked 9 members to leave for voting Democratic, contrary to the pastor's edict, then at this meeting the remaining members voted out those 9 who left, and 40 other members resigned the church in protest. Some of these members are meeting with an attorney to "discuss their options." The pastor so far has made no statements to the media, "on the advice of counsel." Check all statements you agree with.
     
  2. Joseph_Botwinick

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    It is indeed a premature poll.

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  3. Paul of Eugene

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    It is certainly possible I would be involved in plans to oust that pastor but I could not say for sure without being in on the actual situation, so I couldn't positively check that box for sure.
     
  4. WallyGator

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    Joseph,
    Guess What? I agree with you.
    Why must we jump on everything we see in the media before we really know the truth.
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  5. Alcott

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