Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Local pastor wants to know if homosexuality is a moral issue

Posted By on Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 11:43 AM

Michael Brown loathes homosexuals, and he wants you to, too. Which is, of course, exactly the opposite of what Jesus would do, but never mind the minor details.

In slightly positive news, Brown's announced he's ready to debate the issue with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who is joining him in his crusade of intolerance to offer the Jewish view on homosexuality and why, maybe — just maybe — we should stop bashing gays. Or, at least, he admits to having gay friends ... which is one step closer to the reality that every human deserves the chance to find and foster love, regardless of what it looks like.

We thought you might like to attend the Nov. 1 debate, so here are the details, copied straight — pardon the pun — from the e-mail invite:

Dear Friends,

We invite you to join us for a very special event this coming Monday night, November 1st, from 7:00-9:30 PM, as Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and Dr. Michael Brown debate the question, "Is Homosexuality America's Greatest Moral Crisis?" This is a debate that you don't want to miss!

What does the Bible really say about homosexuality? Is homosexual practice worse than other sins? Have evangelical Christians demonized the homosexual community? And does homosexual activism really present a moral threat to America?

This vital debate could not be more relevant, coming just one day before the elections, and in the midst of daily news stories regarding Don't Ask, Don't Tell, same-sex marriage, and the bullying and suicide of gay young people. What should our response be?

The debate will be held at Southern Evangelical Seminary at 3000 Tilley Morris Road, Matthews, NC 28105. Admission to the debate is free; an offering will be received to help cover the expenses. There will be audience Q & A at the end of the debate.

There will also be a live webcast of the debate; go to: http://askdrbrown.org/about-dr-brown/itinerary/shmuley-vs-brown-debate-is-homosexual-activism-americas-greatest-moral-crisis. (The webcast will be free, but online donations will be appreciated.)

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach is a bestselling author and media personality, widely known as "America's most famous rabbi." For Rabbi Boteach's article on a Jewish view on homosexuality, published in the Wallstreet Journal and the Jerusalem Post, see http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?id=191923.

Dr. Michael Brown is a biblical scholar, author, and activist, widely known as the foremost Messianic Jewish apologist. For an article on Dr. Brown's recent lecture on homosexual activism, published in the Christian Post, see http://www.christianpost.com/article/20101019/christians-urged-to-wake-up-to-reality-of-glbt-agenda/.

If you live in the greater Charlotte, NC area, we hope to see you at the debate; for everyone else, join us on the webcast, and please forward this email to your friends.

The AskDrBrownTeam

Of course, we're waiting for Brown to get caught with a dick in his mouth and much prefer the NoH8 campaign to his nonsense:

Further reading:

INS to Deport Married Gay Man (because the agency doesn't recognize their union) — The Daily Beast

Rhiannon "Rhi" Bowman is an independent journalist who contributes snarky commentary on Creative Loafing's CLog blog four days a week in addition to writing for several other local media organizations. To learn more, click the links or follow Rhi on Twitter.

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