A girl at school was just kicked off the soccer team because another class mate complained to the school officials that said girl would not be friends with her. Now the school officials are accusing the swimmer for being a bully. Who is the real bully here?
I just recently was kicked out of a church. Yes, you are reading correctly! My family and I are not allowed to come back to a certain church because I refused the pastoral counseling being offered to me. That was the main reason for our having been banned from this church. The other reasons are of no lesser significance: I was also told that the pastor did not like some of my views on this blog. Hello! The 1st Amendment guaranteeing my rights to freedom of speech were infringed upon. Lastly I was told by this same man that my husband and I had to meet up with some key people he had already designated for us because we needed to learn from these people how to be “Godly parents”. Apparently this pastor is under the impression, that after raising 4 great kids together for the past 22 years that we’ve been married, we haven’t a clue as to what we’re doing.
Folks, when your kids were younger did you ever try to pick out their friends for them? That’s crazy right? So how can a school and a pastor even think that they have any say in whom a child or two adults choose to associate with? It’s a MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD and that madness has creeped into some churches.
Perhaps the best thing this pastor did by banning us from attending his church was to spare us any further hurt by him. Now THAT’S a silver lining on my cloud!
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We too have been given the “left foot of fellowship.” Our crime was asking the pastoral staff and board why we needed to split from the demoination over a seemingly inconsequential issue. I really love the “Outcast” poster. I was reading this during a free moment a work and laughed out loud. Every one looked at me strangely. Oh well. . . 🙂
Contratulations on the 22 years and the 4 great kids!!
Thanks! That outcast picture sums it all up for me. Knowing that this has happened to others helps me feel better 🙂
Thank you, I appreciate your nice comment 🙂 !
And I bet this church has not had much growth. Remember everywhere Jesus went there was a crowd that came to see Him. He did not turn anyone away. Hint-hint, the enemy cannot hide himself. God would not have you ignorant. He uncovered that ‘CULT’ for you quickly. Isn’t God good? Pray for those who remain there and have scales over their eyes. Pastors want to be served nowadays. They seem to forget that they are servants of the flock. They want to build their own empires. They are power drunk. Every now and then you will find a pastor after God’s own heart. You were in the pastors house; not Gods house. The scripture says, he (the one who has scattered the flock) would rather have a millstone tied around his neck and tossed into the depths of the sea, rather than offend one of His little ones. This brother is going to need the prayers of the righteous.
Yes Margaret, I completely agree with you. Thank you for your positive words of affirmation 🙂