Tennessee Church Burns After Members Throw Punches

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  1. JTornado1

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    Tazewell, Tennessee - Edwards Community Missionary Baptist Church was burned to the ground after a fistfight over who would lead the church. The building had stood for nearly 70 years. "That's God's house. It's no place to throw fists, or shoot people, or talk about shooting people. It's for blessing the Lord," the church's pastor, Rev. Clayborn Gibbons, told WBIR-TV in Knoxville.

    http://www.dailysentinel.com/featr/content/shared-gen/ap/Feature_Stories/US_ODD_Church_Fight.html

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    Who won the fight?
     
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    wonder if it was a business meeting
     
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    A KJVO type threw the first punch.
     
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    Tennessee Church Burns After Members Throw Punches

    Wow, were tempers really that hot?
     
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    :applause::thumbs:
     
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    Couldn't have been a real Baptist meeting. There was no mention of the pot luck.
     
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    Last week we had made arrangements for the fire department to come to our church today and do a safety walk. You know - give us suggestions on how to improve safety and allow them to draw a map of the grounds and building for the rescue squad. What I did not realize is that they would show up in a fire engine and a rescue vehicle!:tonofbricks:

    I spent the next hour trying to explain to our neighbors that everything was OK! More than one made mention of this story, but I had to remind them our business meeting is not until tomorrow night! After that we'll see... :)
     
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    Sorry, I just read my previous post and though I still find what happened at our church amusing today, I should also state that we should be praying for the church where the fire took place. Hopefully they can salvage something of the church (the people not the building) and move forward.

    Okay, guilt trip over,

    Johnathon
     

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