Jay Bakker
American pastor
Jay Bakker
Jamie Charles Bakker (born December 18, 1975) is an American pastor. He is the younger of two children born to televangelists Jim Bakker and Tammy Faye Bakker Messner. Jay Bakker is a co-founder of Revolution Church, created in 1994 in Phoenix, Arizona with Kelli Miller and Mike Wall. Jay presently preaches at the New York City branch of Revolution Church, which holds services at the nightclub Pete's Candy Store, in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.
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Gene Robinson, Jay Bakker, Ray Boltz and Other Progressive Christian Leaders Make 'Not All Like That' Christian Videos
Huffington Post - over 3 years
As you may know (due to the extensive national press coverage it received), in early September The Not All Like That (NALT) Christians Project was launched. Modeled on the It Gets Better Project, the purpose of the NALT Christians website is to give any and all LGBT-affirming Christians a means of sharing their belief that there is nothing anti-biblical or sinful about being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Leaders of progressive Christianity have taken advantage of the NALT Christians platform to let the world know that, contrary to the impression they may have received from the media, not all Christians subscribe to the stridently anti-gay Christianity espoused by organizations as the American Family Association and the National Organization for Marriage. The video testimonials of these LGBT-affirming pastors, theologians and artists stand as evidence of the sea change in this issue now taking place across the country. Here's the NALT Christians video of Bishop Gene Robinson ...
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Victim in Texas parade crash accused of lying
Fox News - over 3 years
Authorities say an ex-police officer from Georgia who was injured in a train accident during a veterans parade in Texas lied about receiving a Purple Heart medal and has been arrested. Cherokee County Sheriff's Lt. Jay Baker said Wednesday that Shane Ladner was never awarded a Purple Heart and is charged with four counts of theft by deception, false swearing and giving a false statement to police. Ladner and his wife, Meg, were among those injured in a mid-November train crash. His wife lost a leg in the accident. Baker says the Army has no record of a document Ladner claimed he presented in 2004 to obtain a Purple Heart Georgia license plate. Ladner was in the Cherokee County jail on $23,000 bond. It's unclear if he has a lawyer.
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Christine Organ: What Baseball Can Teach Us About Faith And Belief
Huffington Post Sports - almost 4 years
With baseball season just a couple weeks away, I am reminded of the popular baseball movie, "Bull Durham," the classic film about baseball, love and ... religion? In the movie, Annie Savoy admits that, after experimenting with most major religions, she worships at the Church of Baseball, and Crash Davis professes his belief in the hanging curve ball, good scotch, opening presents on Christmas morning, as well as a number of romantically erotic sexual acts. Beliefs, as Annie and Crash so expertly convey in "Bull Durham," do not necessarily involve things like the Immaculate Conception, resurrection, a divine afterlife or original sin. So what, then, is belief? And, similarly, what is faith? Faith and belief are tricky concepts, to be sure, particularly with respect to religion, when they often become divisive words that fall prey to misconceptions and stereotypes. Non-believers may criticize faith as irrational, gullible and misguided, describing all faith as blind ...
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Jay Bakker: Faith, Doubt And Other Lines I've Crossed
The Huffington Post - about 4 years
One of the worst things you can be when you're a dogmatic person is wrong. If you insist that you're right about something and it turns out you're wrong, you're not just wrong about that something. You're wrong about having been right. You're wrong simply for your attitude toward your own knowledge. This is something Paul gets at when he writes "Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen?" Years ago, I believed in a lot of things like heaven and God. And I was told that to really believe in them, I had to eliminate any kind of doubt. The problem was I'd study the Bible and doubts would creep in. I'd find difficult passages that we'd based clear-cut theologies on. I'd learn more about the writers of the books and why they wrote and to whom and suddenly everything was looking a lot muddier. This kills belief. Belief can't handle being wrong. Belief is concerned not with what is believed but the the rightness of the one believing. And so belief takes ...
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Ross Murray: Who Can Pray For America? The Inauguration Benediction Question
Huffington Post - about 4 years
The White House invited Rev. Louie Giglio, an evangelical pastor of the Passion City Church, in Atlanta, Ga., to lead the benediction at President Obama's inauguration. However, once Rev. Giglio's past anti-gay sermon surfaced, the White House has decided that he is not the right person to be praying for a blessing on the people of the United States. Rev. Giglio was selected because of his work in mobilizing college students to oppose slavery and sex trafficking. However, when ThinkProgress discovered that he referred to the "aggressive agenda" of the LGBT community, advocated for so-called "ex-gay" therapy, and called being gay a "malfunction," the White House realizes that his presence does not reflect the LGBT-inclusive record of the Obama administration, or of the American people. Rev. Giglio released a statement that acknowledged that his anti-gay messages of the past has become a stumbling block to his effectiveness in the inauguration: Due to a message of mine ...
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Jay Clark: You Know You're Turning 30 Soon When...
Huffington Post - over 4 years
• You try telling yourself you're already 30 in a sorry attempt to get used to the idea. (It's not effective.) • You can no longer use the term "quarter-life crisis," because it's not (yet!) scientifically possible for you to live till 120. So, yeah, what you're experiencing now is just a regular ol' crisis. • You say things like, "I'm over my 20's. I'm sick of being poor!" as if you've got some sort of turning-30 trust fund waiting for you. (Please let this happen!) • You start doing your "if I have kids now, then I'll be 48 when they graduate..." math. Then you shudder at the idea of having kids in your current state of arrested development. #futureolddad • You start reading self-help books, trying to figure out why you spent your 20s being such a psychopath. "Oooh, that's why I repeated the same mistake a million times." • You start making lists for everything. To-do lists, bucket lists, grocery lists. It's boring, and you don't feel like doing any of it. • It's b ...
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Council to Discuss Fire, Senior Services
Canton- Sixes Patch - over 4 years
1. The Canton City Council will hold its monthly work session at 6 p.m. tonight at City Hall. Open the attached PDF for the complete agenda, which includes discussions of the Hickory Log Creek Reservoir as well as fire and senior services. For those who can't make the meeting, don't forget to return to the site at 6 p.m. to watch the meeting live on Canton-Sixes Patch. 2. The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday released audio from Tuesday's bomb threats. Tuesday, the Cherokee County Justice Center was evacuated and much of downtown Canton was closed after authorities received threats from Atlanta and Cobb. The courthouse resumed normal operations Wednesday, said Lt. Jay Baker, spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. 3. A horse rescued Monday in Hickory Flat died around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday en route to the University of Georgia veterinary hospital in Athens, said Tim Cavender, spokesman for the Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services. 4. A Canton mother ...
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North Carolina Gay Marriage Ban Passes
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman, becoming the latest state to effectively slam the door shut on same-sex marriages. With 35 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday, unofficial returns showed the amendment passing with about 58 percent of the vote to 42 percent against. North Carolina is the 30th state to adopt such a ban on gay marriage. Tami Fitzgerald, who heads the pro-amendment group Vote FOR Marriage NC, said she believes the initiative awoke a silent majority of more active voters in the future. "I think it sends a message to the rest of the country that marriage is between one man and one woman," Fitzgerald said at a celebration Tuesday night where supporters could have their photo taken beside a seven-layer white wedding cake. They later cut into the cake, with Fitzgerald taking the first slice. "The whole point is simply that you don't ...
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North Carolina polling stations report confrontations over Amendment 1
Guardian (UK) - almost 5 years
Election official reports high tensions and record turnout as state is expected to pass constitutional ban on same-sex unions The North Carolina election to decide on a state constitution amendment to ban same-sex unions has emotions running high at polling stations and is the "craziest in 13 years", according to a senior official at the board of elections in the state capital. Gary Sims, the deputy director of Wake County board of elections in Raleigh, told the Guardian that there were "some really angry people" on both sides of the highly-charged debate. Observers from the Republican party have sought to "challenge and confront" precinct officials from the board and were "clogging up the phone lines" back at Wake County headquarters. "This is the craziest election I've seen in 13 years" said Sims, at his office next to the courthouse. "We've seen political party observers who are not precinct officials. They can ask to be observers. They want to challenge and confront and it's ...
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Marietta Motorcyclist Killed in Head-On Collision
Marietta Patch - almost 5 years
Derrick Ferree, 24, of Marietta was killed in the accident that occurred Wednesday in Woodstock. Giovanni Aragon-Mercado, 19, crossed the center line in an SUV and struck the motorcycle driven by Ferree on Bascomb Carmel Road at approximately 5 p.m. Wednesday, said Lt. Jay Baker of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. Ferree was transported to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta where he later died from his injuries. Mercado survived with no injuries. The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office arrested Mercado Thursday afternoon. "It appears Mercado fell asleep at the wheel," Baker said. Mercado was charged with misdemeanor homicide by vehicle, failure to maintain lane and violation of license restrictions. Mercado had a learner’s permit only and was not licensed to drive alone. Mercado’s mother, 38-year-old Perla Mercado of Woodstock, was also arrested Thursday. Authorities said the mom allowed Mercado to drive her vehicle to his job Wednesday. She is charged with permit ...
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Teen Charged in Fatal Crash
Acworth Patch - almost 5 years
The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office arrested 19-year-old Giovanni Aragon-Mercado Thursday afternoon in connection with the fatal accident that occurred Wednesday in Woodstock. Mercado's SUV crossed the center line and struck a motorcycle driven by 24-year-old Derrick Ferree of Marietta on Bascomb Carmel Road at approximately 5 p.m. Wednesday, said Lt. Jay Baker of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. Ferree was transported to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta where he later died from his injuries. Mercado survived with no injuries. "It appears Mercado fell asleep at the wheel," Baker said. Mercado was charged with misdemeanor homicide by vehicle, failure to maintain lane, and violation of license restrictions. Mercado had a learner’s permit only and was not licensed to drive alone. Mercado’s mother, 38-year-old Perla Mercado of Woodstock, was also arrested Thursday. Authorities said the mom allowed Mercado to drive her vehicle to his job Wednesday. She is charged w ...
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Children Progressing After Accident
Canton- Sixes Patch - almost 5 years
Three sisters injured in last Friday's single-car accident in Waleska are out of the hospital. Sylvia Holloway, the mother of the girls, told the Cherokee Tribune that her 2-year-old daughter, who was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital with a skull fracture, then flown to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite's Intensive Care Unit, was released after just five days in the hospital. Two other daughters, a 4- and a 7-year-old who were also sent to Scottish Rite, are progressing as well. Relatives have disputed last Friday's Cherokee County Sheriff's Office report that the 7-year-old girl's leg was broken. They've said it was her arm that was broken.  Around 5:40 p.m. April 20, 27-year-old Joey Holloway drove off Highway 108 near James White Trail in Waleska and slammed into a tree, said Lt. Jay Baker, the spokesman Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. Holloway, who is from Canton, is married to Sylvia Holloway, according to the Tribune. He's the biological father ...
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Jay Bakker speaks to anti-marriage amendment rally
Carolina Live - almost 5 years
The son of televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker is urging voters to vote against next month's gay marriage referendum in North Carolina.
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Jay Bakker to lead anti-marriage amendment rally
Blue Ridge Now - almost 5 years
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The son of televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker is leading a rally to encourage voters to cast ballots against next month's gay marriage referendum in North Carolina. Jay Bakker is slated to appear Sunday in a get-out-the-vote rally in Durham. Several religious leaders are also scheduled to join the rally. Organizers say the rally at the Trotter Building will focus on the harms of the proposed constitutional amendment, which would identify traditional marriage as the only domestic legal union recognized by the state. After the 1 p.m. rally, people will be encouraged to march to the polls to take advantage of Sunday voting during the early voting period.
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Accident Sends 3 to Hospital
Canton- Sixes Patch - almost 5 years
Investigators with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office are trying to determine what caused a single-car accident that sent three children to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. Around 5:40 p.m., Joey Holloway of Canton drove off Highway 108 near James White Trail in Waleska and slammed into a tree, said Lt. Jay Baker, the agency's spokesman. Holloway's 2-year-old daughter was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital with a skull fracture, then flown to Scottish Rite's Intensive Care Unit, where she remains in critical condition. Two other girls, a 7-year-old with a broken leg and a 4-year-old with bumps and bruises, were also transported to Scottish Rite. Their conditions are not known. Baker said they are related to Holloway, but did not specify how.  Holloway, 27, received no serious injury in the accident. Baker said no charges have been filed at this time.
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Update: 3rd Burglary Suspect Caught
Canton- Sixes Patch - almost 5 years
Updated 11:45 p.m. It didn't take Cherokee County sheriff's deputies long to catch the man they believe to be the third person involved in Friday afternoon's burglary. Three Canton men—Brandon Terrel, 22, Dennis Karimi, 23, and Kai Williams, 18—are being held in the Cherokee jail under an $11,200 bond on a burglary charge, Lt. Jay Baker said in a news release Friday night. The three are accused of trying to break into a house on Keeter Road. A neighbor saw three men placing a ladder against the house from the backyard and called 911, Baker said. Deputies arrived while the men were still trying to get into the house, and the trio fled. Deputies chased down two of the men, the Sheriff's Office news release said, and detectives found the third later in the afternoon. Original Report Wondering why helicopters are hovering over Ridge Road in Canton? Lt. Jay Baker of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office said there was a burglary in the area. "They caught two of the ...
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Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry Have Hijacked Christianity, Says Jay Bakker - On Top Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
By On Top Magazine Staff Jay Bakker, son of televangelists Jim Bakker and Tammy Faye Bakker Messner, says GOP presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry have hijacked Christianity. Bakker, who heads the gay-inclusive Revolution Church,
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Jay Bakker: 'I thought God hated me' - CNN (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Jay Bakker, son of televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, is a pastor that preaches all-inclusiveness at his church. @ evolved, when I worship Him i praise Him for everything He has done for me and my family and for everything He's going to do for
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