Rev. H.B. London Jr., a pastor working with Focus on the Family, hit up the 2011 Mayor’s Community Breakfast in Arcadia, California, as a guest speaker — and demonstrators outside let him and other attendees know they weren’t welcome. (FOTF was founded in Arcadia by James Dobson in 1977.) A guest of Mayor Peter Amundson, London did not, alas, mention gay marriage or homosexuality in his remarks. As for the 90ish folks gathered outside, he says: “I just believe this is democracy and if they disagree with my appearance here, they have every right to disagree with it as long as they are peaceful and respectful. Whatever they say or do is their conscience. They are speaking their conscience.” And they did, peaceably. No need for those ten cops and SWAT team, eh? [Pasadena Star News]
Unlike his cousin, James Dobson, HB London was always one of the most progressive ministers in the Nazarene Church.
When I met HB he believed passionately in his spirituality but was aways looking for new and progressive things to move the church forward. His outreach using modern music at the church district youth meetings in the 70s was so successful that the older ministers of the church eventually shut him down due to his success.
I’m guessing that this genuine compassion and understandings of this amazing minister still makes the man as understanding today of what is coming as he was then.
and yet it does not change the fact that he believes in an imaginary friend.
belief in anything without reliable testable verifiable data is insanity and no one should swallow the fairy tale teachings of our ancestors just because they are “tradition”
True, but I do believe the issue here was that he believes what he believes and he DIDN’T piss all over us like his cousin.
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