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Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by HAMel, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. HAMel

    HAMel Well-Known Member
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    This is just totally unacceptable. I'd leave this group and never return.

    Dozens of police break up brawl at NC church

    FLETCHER, N.C. Authorities say a dispute over leadership at a church in western North Carolina turned from angry words to fist fights.

    About 30 police officers from five agencies were called to break up fights Sunday at Greater New Zion Baptist Church in Fletcher, about 94 miles west of Charlotte.

    Henderson County Sheriff's Capt. Jerry Rice says the brawl is under investigation and no one appears to have been seriously hurt.

    Rice says there were about 75 people at the church when police arrived, but not all of them were scuffling.

    Church members are divided over the recent ouster of the Rev. LeVonia Ray as pastor of the church. The fighting apparently began over whether a vote should be held to reinstate him
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    No charges have been filed.
    http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/01/31/2025333/dozens-of-police-break-up-brawl.html
     
  2. Servent

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    I really hate to say this but her goes. By looking at some of the threads here I beleve that if some of the members of this board could get to others the same thing might happen.
     
  3. glfredrick

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    We had a similar issue in my first church after salvation... To say they were a contentious band would be putting it mildly. God chose to close that church shortly after we departed. I am actually thankful in that case, for they were daily blaspheming the name of the Lord who gave them life.
     
  4. mets65

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    My wife's cousin lives right near that town. Not familiar with that pastor though.
     
  5. Amy.G

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    I think so too. In fact, there have threats made.
     
  6. pinoybaptist

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    There goes the "brotherhood".
     
  7. Jon-Marc

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    I was told about a church that split over an argument about what color the new carpet would be. Half of the people left and started their own church where they could have the color they wanted.

    At another church where I was a member, there was a lot of arguing, meetings, and name-calling because of the pastor and deacons filling in windows on the back of the church building. Several people left and then sent letters to several members saying the pastor and deacons had misappropriated funds. There were so many times that instead of church services they had meetings about the people who left and what they saying and doing. After one of those meetings on a Sunday evening and another one the following Wednesday evening, I left and never went back. I wasn't there to hear people gripe about one another and what I considered a petty problem.
     
  8. blackbird

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    Just in time for the Nation's annual Black History Month!!!!

    Yep!!!

    Just in the nick of time!!!!!!
     
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    Congregational or elder led church?
     
  10. blackbird

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    Lucifer led, Web!! Lucifer led!!
     
  11. Jerome

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    You must have missed the presbyterial punch-up in Korea last month?

    Presbyterian Pastors Attack Colleague
     
  12. Luke2427

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    Where?
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    OH, this place used to look like the wild west a few yrs ago!.. LOL
     
  14. Alive in Christ

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    I havent seen anything in either the quoted material of the linked material that says this was an African/American church or not?

    Might be, might not be, we just dont know.

    Maybe I missed it, though.


    AiC
     
  15. Robert Snow

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    We actually had one poster threaten two us with violence. Nothing was done,however, so I believe you are correct in your assessment.
     
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    I feel sorry for the community. What kind of testimony is this church giving the unsaved in their town? Wow!
     
  17. Jerome

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    You must have also missed this Reformed Church dust-up, complete with ear-splitting vuvuzela honking:

    http://news.za.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=156130424

     
  18. matt wade

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    What alias were you using on this board when that happened?
     
  19. Alive in Christ

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    Settling disagreements with.....

    Physical violence :tonofbricks:

    Punching people out. :tonofbricks:


    A sure indication that ultra low intelligent knuckle dragging neanderthals still walk the earth.
     
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  20. matt wade

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    Violence does not always equal "knuckle dragging neanderthals".
     
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