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Biomedical Research Foundation has decided to move forward with a plan to operate and manage LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and other cities in Louisiana. More >>
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TYLER, TX (KLTV) -
One local organization is trying to bring worship into the bars.
"The whole idea basically got started by realizing that a lot of people in Tyler feel alienated by church services, for whatever reason," said Church at a Bar founder, David George Montalvo.
So he decided to start Church at a Bar. It's not exactly what you think. They just want to have a service at a bar on Sunday mornings.
"What we wanted to do was create a safe third space where you could go and gather and it didn't matter if you were LGBT or you kissed a girl and you liked it. It doesn't matter. And you could safely go to this place and you could find a safe, fun community where you could befriend one another and love what God loves," Montalvo said.
The group also plans on going to bars on the weekend and handing out water and offering free rides, and if people need it, a listening ear.
"That's so important to reduce crime, to reduce tickets, to keep families safe, to keep our neighbors safe. That's being a Good Samaritan," Montalvo said.
Solomon Rodgers decided to join after working as a youth pastor in the church. He said many people feel excluded by many churches.
"They feel excluded just because they don't act they same way, they can't just walk in the door. They don't have the opportunity to ask question and really seek in many occasions," Rodgers said.
And it's their welcoming mission that really attracted him.
"Everyone's welcome. Everyone can ask questions. Everyone can be a part of this community. You don't have to believe in the same things to be involved. Just come," Rodgers said.
David's just hoping they can reach the unreachable.
"If it's under a bridge where a bunch of homeless people are that no one would touch, that's where we want to be. If it's in a bar and loving people that others would not befriend and actually shun,then we want to be Jesus right there, because that's where I see Him hanging out and I want to be like Jesus," Montalvo said.
Friday, May 24 2013 9:24 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:24:18 GMT
Concealed weapon permits are popular certain parts of Louisiana, though some of locations may surprise you. Louisiana Department of Public Safety officials gave a report to state legislators detailingMore >>
Concealed weapon permits are popular in certain parts of Louisiana, though some locations may surprise you.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:44 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:44:25 GMT
TAMPA, FL (WTSP/CNN) – Authorities in Tampa, FL, made a startling discovery during a foreclosure eviction. Police found 66-year-old James Hopkins living on the property that belonged to someone else. TheyMore >>
Authorities in Tampa, FL, made a startling discovery during a foreclosure eviction.More >>
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(CNN) – Brad Pitt has become one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood the last two decades. But the actor said recognizing other people's faces has always been a problem. In an Esquire interview,More >>
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Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>