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Word of God banned at CBC
Oct 19, 2012 | 2179 views | 6 6 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Editor:

I recently attempted to take advantage of the local dental program available at Coastal Bend College. The young lady student was very polite and professional. After two visits, I received a call this morning – five days since my last visit – saying that I was no longer welcome there and they could not finish my treatments.

My crime? What had I done that was so terrible while lying in a dental chair with my mouth full of dental tools that could possibly get me banned from the Coastal Bend College Dental Program? The answer: “The Word of God.” I invited the young lady to church and quoted her one verse of scripture. (She professed to be a Christian.)

Yep, that’s it! I was informed that she was deeply offended, as were all the students that overheard the Word of God. Indeed, “The Word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword”... evidently able to cut asunder even me from CBC.

It’s just as well. Like all other public, government and education facilities, if the Word of God isn’t welcome, I don’t wish to be there either.

“Just another brick in the wall.”

In Christ,

Bro. L. E. “Smokey” Neal, Pastor

Grace Tabernacle

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laselva
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October 26, 2012
I don't know if anyone remembers the Fox's, who lived in a colorful bus in Blueberry Valley in the late '60's. Richard and Shirley traveled from Virginia in their bus with two children and ended up in Beeville where Richard painted signs and spread the word of God. I remember a conversation we had late on night sitting out front of the bus drinking tea and swatting mosquitos (Oddly enough, mosquitos never landed on Richard, and if they did they never bit him). "We're drops of rain on a parched earth," said Richard, "and Beeville will absorb every drop." The only places Richard ever got booted out of were local churches. You see, they didn't like his "WORD," ms. Bizy_Mom. Not all critics of Christian preaching are un-Christian. The dental tech simply might've just wanted Bro, Smokey to open his mouth so they could clean it, and that's hard to do with the gums flapping.
DifferentView2
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October 26, 2012
I wonder if the pastor would feel differently if someone had come by the dental college to spread the word of Elohim or the word of Allah?

The students in the dental college paid money to learn a trade. If they wanted to hear the word of God, they could easily stop at one of the many places of worship in town, taken a religion course, or attended one of the meetings of the religious based groups that are on campus. Instead the pastor took advantage of a captive audience of students that were obliged to listen because they were scared of failing their dental courses.
beegal
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October 26, 2012
Exactly!!

The Word of any God has it's time and place and the Dental Clinic certainly wasn't the time or place to do any preaching.
Bizy_Mom
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October 24, 2012
All I can say is WOW! Although I have no personal knowledge of what was said, I can say I've been to CBC dental program for 15 years and have heard profanities, extremely personal stories and quite explicite intimate details and never have I ever seen or heard anyone told to not say these things. And yet because a person goes in and has God in his heart and shares he gets told he's banned? Sounds like the "WORD" he was sharing may have struck a nerve on these un-christian "Christians". I'll pray for you.
laselva
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October 22, 2012
I sincerely doubt that a few words about one's religious beliefs got you booted from the dentist. Most likely you were asked to keep your opinions to yourself but couldn't help going on about Jesus. Thank "God" someone, in this case CBC, has the guts to get you and your holy-roller BS to shut up. Or maybe God stepped in and did it. Addis,
DubiousForever
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October 22, 2012
Like a two-edged sword I would like to hear the other side of this story. Was it the "Word of God" that was banned or the words of a preacher preaching out of church. Getting a dental "freebie" does not give one the right to impose their religious views on others. I shall pray for you Pastor that God may forgive your transgressions.