Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Church tells gay man he's unwelcome as member unless he repents

Posted By on Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 6:58 AM

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KARK reported last night on an item that got quite a bit of traffic on my Facebook page yesterday — a letter from the Woods Chapel General Baptist Church in Brookland to Dylan Settles telling him he could no longer be a member because he'd come out as gay.

After I shared an image of the letter posted on the Forbidden Hillcrest page, it drew 74 comments, most critical of the church. Though not all. The letter said the church board had voted unanimously to remove Settles from its membership list because of his decision to embrace the "homosexual lifestyle."

The letter said if he repents for his lifestyle he'll be welcomed back to the church, but Settles refuses to go back for now.

"I don't feel comfortable sitting at pew or sitting beside my parents when all I'm going to see is people pointing their fingers at me because of the lifestyle I chose," said Settles.


The church declined comment.


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