Ahh there is something refreshing about seeing mega-churches, especially Two Rivers Baptist Church in Nashville, in turmoil. If you watch Nashville news you couldn't help but hear about Pastor Sutton, the guy that uses his church as a bully arena for conservative politics, and his fight with some of his church members over financial records. Well we have new information direct from The Tennessean. It seems yesterday Pastor Sutton took the very Christian step of voting out 70 members of the church that had filed the lawsuit asking for the financial records.
This reminds one of the Catholic Church during the dark ages that would excommunicate anyone that did not agree with exactly what they said. This church has lobbied against Metro's anti-discrimination ordinance for gays and lesbians. They have hosted extreme right wing candidates, and they are all together a political organization masquerading as a church.
Whether or not Sutton spent money in an inappropriate manner doesn't really matter. The issue is that whenever you are at the helm of any power you should be completely transparent about where money goes, and it always seems fishy if you rid your organization of those that ask for transparency.
This is yet another example of the Christian Right and its utter hypocrisy.
Thanks Pastor Sutton!