Pastor Jerry McAfee says he doesn't believe in nonviolence, threatens "war" over gay tiff

Categories: GLBT, Religion
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Pastor McAfee: Concerned what the Bible has to say about homosexuality, but not as much about nonviolence, apparently.
Rep. Tony Cornish thinks Jesus would pack heat if he were alive today. Jerry McAfee, pastor at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in north Minneapolis, says he doesn't teach nonviolence and is willing to wage war with gay marriage advocates critical of his church.

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Maybe we're mistaken, but isn't Christianity supposed to be a religion of peace?

In any event, McAfee's threat was made in Facebook comments posted on the same thread we first told you about Tuesday. McAfee, you might recall, told someone who snarked off at him about his opposition to gay marriage that "The most hateful and bigoted people I know are gay."

As you'd imagine, McAfee took a lot of heat for that comment, especially after we blogged about it. And one commenter on the "North Vent" Facebook page wanted to know if McAfee had any misgivings about all the attention he was suddenly receiving:

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Here's how McAfee responded:

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That prompted another commenter to chime in with this reply to McAfee:

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But McAfee wasn't about to give an inch:

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It's a curious message from the pastor of church devoted to the teachings of a man who once said this: "Offer the wicked man no resistance. If anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also; if a man takes you to law and would have your tunic, let him have your cloak as well."

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evynewton
evynewton

I can respect anybody who isn't a fraid to STAND up for the Word against the world. Haven't you read, Paul lobbed off the ear of a soldier, who tried to harm Jesus!!! Being a Christian don't mean that you're a door mate for any idiot to step on you and wipe his feet!!! A Christian is NOT a second class citizen, we allow others to stand up for their rights, LOL why are folks so shocked when we stand up for our rights also? Our children are dying on the streets bc of evil doers! What are we suppose to do, allow them to wipe up off the map? All evil need to be successful, is for good people to IGNORE their right to defend their brothers & sisters! We ARE our brother's keeper! Paul defended Jesus, & as believers in God, we should too...

drothex
drothex

Habitat for Humanity is partnering with this Pastor to host workshops. Please contact Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity's Cristen Incitti at 612-305-7161 cristen.incitti@tchabitat.org and ask her to consider Rev Jerry McAfee's attitude against equal rights when partnering with other organizations or hosting events in a place that is a hostile environment to those with different affectionate relationships.

byork00
byork00

If any good comes out of this, hopefully it will be Rev. McAffee realizing the difference between "Your" and the contraction of "You-are."  I know he probably went to bible school and not real school so I guess that is the reason why?  

byork00
byork00

If any good comes out of this, hopefully it will be Rev. McAffee realizing the difference between "Your" and the contraction of "You-are."  I know he probably went to bible school and not real school so I guess that is the reason why?  

superduckywho
superduckywho

Well, I got a PERSONAL damning to hell over it from this weirdo, so I'm happy with my day. XD

tastypastry
tastypastry

another example of how religion is bullshit... interpret it for your personal gain.

Anon
Anon

What a loser. We don't want a war, "pastor," we just want people like you to shut up and keep your bigotry to yourself....and before you do the typical religionist thing and decide that you must be telling the truth because you're getting so much resistance; it isn't one of those times.  The resistance you encounter is because you're an asshole. 

Nathan Mordal
Nathan Mordal

This "Pastor'' has a public facebook page. Peer into the minds of his followers if you dare.

Erica
Erica

Maybe we're mistaken, but isn't Christianity supposed to be a religion of peace?

Ever heard of The Crusades or The Spanish Inquisition?

As for McAfee, lets just let him fade into the backgruond like that other troll Bradlee Dean. It is very obvious to me that the more attention he gets, the more he thrives on it.

Stephen John Henninger
Stephen John Henninger

"I don't teach nonviolence, you see where that's got us." - Equal rights I believe.

HyperboleJoe
HyperboleJoe

@byork00 Yeah, that's what's important here. You're excellent grammar shows your very smart.

superduckywho
superduckywho

Oh, and just so it's clear, no one said anything about his congregation (ESPECIALLY nothing in  a negative light) other than no one understood why they could follow this guy. Well... one guy implied they were masochistic but if they're willingly dealing with a guy like this? I don't know if there's much room to argue against that.

superduckywho
superduckywho

@Erica I'd rather not, because then this kind of stuff just brews and no one speaks up. It's better out like this, all the cards on the table. McAfee is known for being like this, just no one has ever had it so blatantly in writing before... perhaps this is why his "following" is so large.

MNTeach
MNTeach

@superduckywho  Not true, someone on North Vent did call his congregation "gun-toting minions"  and "thugs"...sounds negative to me.

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