Pastor Jerry McAfee says he doesn't believe in nonviolence, threatens "war" over gay tiff
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.
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:
Here's how McAfee responded:
That prompted another commenter to chime in with this reply to McAfee:
But McAfee wasn't about to give an inch:
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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