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 Time to come out from among them: Mega-church 'pastor' comes out


The founder and pastor of a Georgia megachurch said Saturday that the September suicide of a Rutgers University student was the tipping point for his decision to come out of the closet to his congregation.

"For some reason, his situation was kind of the tipping point with me," said Jim Swilley, who calls himself a bishop. "There comes a point in your life where you say - how much time do we have left in our lives? Are we going to be authentic or not?"

Swilley, 52, said that he has known he is gay since childhood, but that he never thought he would live openly. He came out recently after more than 20 years of marriage to his former wife, who continues to work at their church.
"At a certain point, you are who you are," said Swilley, who has four children from two marriages. ...

read more: http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/11/13/pastor-says-students-suicide-was-tipping-point-for-his-coming-out/


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 Re: Time to come out from among them: Mega-church 'pastor' comes out

**sigh** ...the end draws near. (I hope)

 2010/11/16 11:43
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 Re: Time to come out from among them: Mega-church 'pastor' comes out

I saw the video online I cannot remember where exactly.
I was in no way judging but just viewing and listening to what was being said, until...

The man said the Bible is not infallible.. he went on to say that Paul did not understand certain issues concerning human relationships. He mentioned that the relationship between David and Jonathan was a kind of gay relationship.

I will let GOD ALMIGHTY be the judge.


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