Evangelist D. Odgaard "The change in America seemed to happen so quickly that it felt like whiplash".

by James Mixon 3 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • James Mixon
    James Mixon

    Mr Odgarrd refused to rent the quaint site to two gay men for a wedding. He told them "I can't take your money, and we don't do anything for free.The men filed a civil rights complaint and won, awarded $5,000. The Odgaards had built their church over 13 years into an art gallery,bistro,flower shop and a framing service. After the controversy, regular customers stopped coming. Friends and family members stopped speaking to them. They were vilified as bigots and haters. He stated one day they felt comfortably situated in American majority, as Christians with shared beliefs in God, family and the Bible. Overnight, it seemed, they discovered that even in small town Iowa they were out numbered, isolated and unpopular. Everyone they knew seemed to have a gay relative or friend. A year ago, they sold their church. End of story.

    Article "Evangelicals' Turmoil...Split over Trump cut off by culture wars, many feel abandoned".

  • A Ha
    A Ha

    Well... it was a long time coming, it just felt faster to them because they weren't paying attention. If this is the article I read recently, part of the story is that they feel abandoned by conservatives. They were courted and paraded by Cruz, and named to some evangelical martyr council in his campaign or something. When that faded away they feel abandoned because they're not in the evangelical spotlight anymore. Calling their bistro a "church" is new to me, but I shed no tears for bigots, even if they're only bigots because they hear voices in their heads.

  • James Mixon
    James Mixon

    Yes that's the article A Ha.

  • scratchme1010

    Is that supposed to be a bad thing? Christians are not entitled to shove their believes down other people's throats. That is against the law and is immoral.

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