Woodson was inspired to confront Savage over email, asking him if he remembered sexually assaulting her. After Savage refused to reply, Woodson decided to go public with the allegations.
Since then, Savage has admitted to the incident. And this past Sunday, he told his congregation at Highpoint Church, a megachurch in Memphis, that he "regretfully" had a "sexual incident" with Woodson. This, he said, made him feel guilty and led him to "accept full responsibility" for his behavior.
"Our responsibility is that we must take God's side," Conlee said to his congregation. "Now what is God's side? Does God want us to criticize people? Does he want us to criticize Andy and discount what confession, forgiveness, and repentance is all about, and about the fruit that is in keeping with that?"
These types of churches make their congregations less moral. Megachurches are places designed to take money from stupid people.
Sickening, where are the police when you need them?
#3 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-01-10 07:04 AM
Up near first pew.
Looks like all the hyperventilation over trans people and restroom access 'to protect the children from sex offenders' was just rightwing pretense, cause when they are identified, righties give sex offenders standing ovations and try to elect em to the Senate.
Mega Church mentality. Attend, be entertained, drop some bucks in the basket, never know anyone, never make a commitment, never be connected to a community of faith. This is the box store of religion. Faith is personal, demanding and compromise is sin. I don't see many potential martyrs in those big audiences.
#7 | POSTED BY DOCNJO> Mega Church mentality is just another example/extension of vulgar consumerism that is now all consuming in US culture, even in our Faiths/Religion. All things are commodities, everything is marketing, nothing is sacred.
#8 | Posted by shane, As I have read, during the first century early Christians would rescue people left on the streets during epidemics, many times at the cost of their own lives. Romans were terrified of plagues, something they neither understood or could control. Christians would rescue babies left on trash heaps, "foundlings", and raise them. Quite a commitment. Contrast that with the commitment the so called followers of Jesus have today.
As I have read, during the first century early Christians would rescue people left on the streets during epidemics.
All 20 Christians? Yes, Quite a commitment.
By biblical model he should step down from his position of leadership and authority in the church, regardless of whether the victim forgives him or not.
Sad to see the verbiage mentioned to have come from the mouth of this Conlee individual.
Not sure who this pastor is, never heard of the guy or his church.
#10 | Posted by donnerboy, By the beginning of the second century, there were thousands of Christians in Rome. Nero killed about 1200 in the first century in one day. His actions were so brutal his actions garnered sympathy for that community.
#11 | Posted by HeuristicGratis, Well someone has read the epistles. The early Christians has scandal too, I remember one example of an individual who was in an ---------- relationship with his mother. Paul did not approve. The big deal was the Christians had to be an example without blemish. They were already in trouble for not giving required worship to the image of Caesar. Not considered a big deal to the average man on the street. All that was required was to put a garland of flowers on the statue on Caesar's birthday. They considered that worshiping an idol.
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