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Atlanta Church Scandalized by Its Street Being Renamed

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Jerome, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. Jerome

    Jerome Well-Known Member
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    Upset its address will be "Mercedes-Benz Drive" which suggests materialism and inequality:

    http://kutv.com/news/local/lds-chur...hat-would-place-temple-on-mercedes-benz-drive

    Does anyone have other examples of embarrassing church addresses?
     
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    Meh, I don't see where a Mercedes-Benz address is that bad. Now if it was the 5th Street Baptist Church before the change, I wouldn't fault them for a name change.
     
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    When Jimmy Swaggart confessed to the sin of adultery.
     
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    I quickly read the attached article, and didn't find it: What is/was the 'old' name of the street?
     
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    Porsche ???
     
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    I suppose they could all pray Janis Joplin's prayer.
    All together now:

    O Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz?
    My friends all got Porsches, I must make amends.
    Worked hard all my life, Lord, no help from my friends;
    So, Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz?'
     
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    Similar story out of Kansas City today:

    Church To Remove 'Country Club' From Name

    Country Club Congregational Church "prides itself on being committed to social justice and inclusivity. Which is why, says minister Chase Peeples, the name had to change. 'Country Club' seems to connote the idea of exclusivity and wealth,' he says. 'That's not the Jesus I encounter when I read the gospel.'"
     
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