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103-year-old Georgia woman banned from her church

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posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 05:26 PM
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originally posted by: Mousygretchen
a reply to: C21H30O2I
All I can say is, if she hadn't opened her mouth and complained about dude's "preaching style" she'd still be going to that church.



Ah, so you take the "shut up, granny" approach?

For all we know, she has a legit beef with the pastor ... or not. But if she does, then simply sitting there and taking it does no one any good.




posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 05:29 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko
Yes and I think it is callous and un-Christianlike to prevent someone from attending your church because someone expressed their opinions. That kind of activity should be incouraged as a matter of fact. Lot's of Christian hypocrisy going on these days.



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 05:36 PM
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originally posted by: Mousygretchen
a reply to: ketsuko
Yes and I think it is callous and un-Christianlike to prevent someone from attending your church because someone expressed their opinions. That kind of activity should be incouraged as a matter of fact. Lot's of Christian hypocrisy going on these days.



Well, what if someone decided to attend your church and the opinion they expressed was to loudly shout "Hail, Satan!" from the pews during the service? Do you think it would be un-Christianlike to ask them not to attend until they could be more respectful of the service?

Now, I highly doubt that was what this lady was doing, but perhaps she was disruptive in other ways.



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 05:38 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko
It's like I said, people that age often come with a sense of False-entitlement.



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 05:49 PM
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originally posted by: Mousygretchen
a reply to: ketsuko
It's like I said, people that age often come with a sense of False-entitlement.



Those people come with a lifetime of experience. The wise person would at least listen.



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 05:58 PM
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Apparently, a lot of people are unhappy with this pastor's style.


Ezell Land, another former member of the church, told FOX 5 News that he left the church after 50 years over the whole issue. He said close to 20 other members of the congregation have left over the past year because of the pastor's particular preaching style.

"Every time I would get up, the pastor would get up and make remarks when I sang and stuff. So, I just got my hat and I left," he told the news station.



The 103-year-old believes the reason she was banned is because she spoke out about the church's pastor, Rev. Tim Maddox.

The grandmother told WHNS that not only is the pastor not following the covenant of the Baptist Church, he is trying to change the denomination to a Holiness Church.


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posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 06:08 PM
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a reply to: windword

So it may be a hostile takeover issue similar to what goes on in some other churches. She may have been forced out.

It could be that the elders/deacons felt that this new style would bring in a younger demographic, so they are pandering, but the established congregants do not like it. It amounts to a hostile takeover.



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 06:21 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

I'm not sure his side. Maybe he wants an evangelical type a church and she's not down with that. old school?



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 06:38 PM
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originally posted by: C21H30O2I
a reply to: ketsuko

I'm not sure his side. Maybe he wants an evangelical type a church and she's not down with that. old school?


I don't know, but Baptist is pretty evangelical for the most part. As I mentioned, there are some churches that eschew that route, but Southern Baptists tend to be that way, and black Baptists also tend to be very joyous and very exuberant and very open in their evangelism.



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 06:43 PM
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a reply to: C21H30O2I

WOW!
Young punks have no respect




posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 06:45 PM
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Does She get Her $$$ back?



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 06:49 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Yah, I don't know much about going to church, to distinguish between those that get the spirit in em or not. the dancin an what... But I have seen some you tubes and I always remember the black folks dancin and singin and I remember those dudes on TV screaming craziness.. So those are baptist people? either way. Let the lady chill and let her think she's got some play around... What's it gonna hurt?



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 06:49 PM
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a reply to: deadeyedick

umm yeah!! cool tune thx



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 06:51 PM
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a reply to: JimNasium

hahahah I doubt that.. really, getting money back? nah, I don't think so. They probably aren't getting any money in, from that route anymore either,



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 07:08 PM
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a reply to: C21H30O2I

I am not a religious man.

I don't like groups. I don't like "clicks".

However...

Do you cry foul over golf balls when you buy a lovely house on the 18th hole of a golf course?

Some right now may be saying that her membership predated the formation of such a formalized approach to membership. Oh, well. C'est la vie. The majority of the members voted for rules to be as they are. The cool kids.

Now, the Reverand/Minister/Grand Poo-Bah was completely and utterly within his rights to approach the church and ask that this woman be ousted. Does it suck? Yes. Is it callous? Yes. Is it life? Yes.

Does she get any sort of special consideration for her age or length of time as a member of the church?

Only if it is written into the by-laws. You know.....

The ones the cool kids wrote.
edit on 15-9-2015 by nullafides because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 07:17 PM
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a reply to: nullafides

ah kinda like a home owners association and deed restricted area's? The rule makers!



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 07:24 PM
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originally posted by: C21H30O2I
a reply to: nullafides

ah kinda like a home owners association and deed restricted area's? The rule makers!



Pretty much, yepp.

HOAs and Religion...who'dathunkit?



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 07:37 PM
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a reply to: nullafides

hahah yah they both probably mesh well together, no? I don't spend much time with either, myself. I have talked to some HOA's though. and we didn't see eye to eye.



posted on Sep, 15 2015 @ 08:27 PM
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a reply to: C21H30O2I

When I read your op it reminded me of that song. It could really be a lyric in the song and the flow would remain the same.


to fightin the control machine



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 01:01 AM
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+1 from me, that whole church body should be ashamed if they actually voted her out.




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