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« Reply #150 on: October 27, 2015, 10:35:09 pm »

Massachusetts ‘United Church of Christ’ Hosts Blasphemous ‘Drag Gospel Festival’



A United Church of Christ congregation in Massachusetts recently hosted what it called a “Drag Gospel Festival” in support of the homosexual and transgender members in its assembly.
The First Church of Somerville (FCS) hosted the event October 16-18 both during its Friday night drag show and Sunday morning worship service.

“God is good all the time! That means God is a diva, and girl, Jesus is fierce!” wrote Serenity Jones, the congregation’s “drag queen in residence” on the FCS website.

“What do drag queens or drag kings have to do with Jesus or the gospel?” he asked. “We at FCS believe ‘God don’t make no junk.’ So whether you are straight, gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgendered or still playing hard to get, Jesus loves you and so do we! Amen baby! So come and get yours at this here church!”

According to The Huntington News, an estimated 100 people attended the Friday night event, which doubled as a fundraiser for the LGBT Asylum Support Task Force.
“There is a great drag tradition with music,” congregation member Marlin Collingwood told the publication. “But gospel music has been the root for drag.”
Men dressed as women, complete with wigs and makeup, sang gospel songs for those gathered—whether live or lip synching to the music.

On Sunday, Associated Pastor Jeff Mansfield arrived for the morning service wearing lipstick, blush and eye shadow, and leader Molly Baskette drew a mustache on her face with a marker. According to reports, some members of the choir wore drag as well.

Over 250 people attended the service, including one man who walked to the front of the room upset about the event flyer, which featured a graphic of Jesus wearing makeup and earrings.

“You paint up Jesus Christ like a prostitute,” he declared.

The service included secular music as well, such as that performed by Lady Gaga, and concluded with a fellowship meal.

This month’s drag show was the fifth year that FCS has hosted the event.

As previously reported, the United Church of Christ, which is outside of biblical orthodoxy and was the first American religious group to ordain homosexuals and affirm abortion, made headlines last year when it filed a legal challenge against North Carolina’s same-sex “marriage” ban, asserting that it violates the free exercise of religion among clergy.

“It boils down to a view on the authority of Scripture,” Clint Pressley of Hickory Grove Baptist Church told the Charlotte Observer about the suit. “The denominations listed have abandoned almost 2,000 years of Christian Orthodoxy. It’s not surprising.”

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/11/04/the-christian-evolution-on-homosexuality-in-1-chart/
The Christian evolution on homosexuality, in one chart
11/4/15

A lot can change in just a few years.

Just days into 2007, Ban Ki-moon took the helm at the United Nations and Apple founder Steve Jobs announced a new product called the iPhone. Later that year, the Pew Research Center conducted its first Religious Landscape Study — a battery of questions posed to tens of thousands of Americans to better understand the nation’s religious life.

At the time, the results no doubt confirmed what some might have expected: A minority of Christians believed that society should accept homosexuality. A year later, California — that beacon of left coast liberalism — famously passed Proposition 8, enshrining in the state constitution a definition of marriage as between a man and a woman.

But something changed since then. A series of legal challenges slowly secured more and more rights for gay Americans, granting them the right to marry and protecting them from discrimination.

Attitudes began to shift, too, according to the latest version of that Pew study, published Tuesday.



The chart above, embedded in Pew’s update on that extensive survey, shows just how much most Christian Americans have changed when it comes to their attitudes toward their gay peers.

Orthodox Christians saw the biggest shift, with support rising 14 percentage points in just seven years. Catholics, Mormons and historically black Protestants were close behind, each seeing support for broad societal acceptance of homosexuality rise by 12 points.

Millennials are, in part, responsible for driving that shift, the authors of the Pew report find.

“Changing attitudes about homosexuality are linked to the same generational forces helping to reshape religious identity and practice in the United States, with millennials expressing far more acceptance of homosexuality than older adults do,” they write.

But not all social issues saw such dramatic change, the study found. Americans have shifted little in their attitudes toward abortion.
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« Reply #152 on: November 12, 2015, 06:54:31 pm »

Vatican meets with US State Dpt's Gay and Lesbian Envoy
http://time.com/4108973/vatican-meets-with-u-s-state-departments-gay-and-lesbian-envoy/

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« Reply #153 on: November 13, 2015, 02:20:05 pm »

Church Under Fire for ‘Misunderstood’ Sign About Jesus’s ‘2 Dads’
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The St. Columba-Brigid Roman Catholic Church in Buffalo, N.Y., changes its movable-letter sign every two weeks. But the Rev. Roy Herberger’s latest message — “Jesus had 2 dads and he turned out just fine” — didn’t last nearly that long.

“As soon as I learned of this sign, I took immediate action to have it removed,” Bishop Richard J. Malone of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo said in a statement shared with Yahoo Parenting about the message put up last week.

Malone instructed Herberger to remove the lettering on Tuesday following “phone calls from around the world, from callers protesting the contents of the sign,” a diocese spokesperson told the Buffalo News. “The pastor of SS Columba-Brigid Church told me that the “2 Dads” were meant to refer to a child who has both a father and stepfather,” Malone wrote in his statement. “There are several children in his parish who have both a father and stepfather. However, given the potential for the meaning of this message to be misunderstood and even perceived in a heretical way, it was immediately removed.”

STORY: ‘I Wanted to Be a Good Father’: Gay Dad’s Sacrifices to Raise Twin Daughters

Herberger tells Yahoo Parenting that now he “can see why people are upset,” but when he put up the phrase he had no intention of making a statement about supporting same-sex marriage in contradiction of the Catholic Church’s teachings. (In fact, the 73-year-old told the Buffalo News that he’d gotten the phrase from the Internet a few months ago when he searched for “funny church signs.”)

“I only had one purpose,” the pastor explains to Yahoo Parenting. “After 48 years in the church, I see so many kids with stepparents, or even in single-family homes or being raised by grandparents, who feel that they’re not as good as other kids who have a nuclear mother-and-father family. I’ve seen what that does sometimes when they’re comparing themselves to that nuclear family and I wanted to say, ‘Hang in there. You’re good. Things will work out for you.’ I wanted to provide support and understanding for kids in that situation.”

The church leader adds, “I’m not trying to cause problems. I had no trouble taking the sign down.” But many commenters on St. Columba-Brigid’s website still don’t approve of, or accept, Herberger’s explanation. The majority of its 80 messages are critical of the pastor for his actions. “Shame on you,” blast a few writers, while others label Herberger a “disgrace,” call for his resignation, and insist that he did “damage to the Catholic Church,” making an “outrageous mockery of the Catholic faith.”

Catholic Family News even weighed in after posting a story Monday sharing an image of the sign: “With respect, it seems hard to imagine anyone in our time not being aware of what the '2 dads’ term can imply,” reads an update to the original post added on Wednesday, “especially since the pro-homosexual book Heather Has 2 Mommies has been around since 1989.”

Herberger acknowledges that he’s liberal and “that’s caused problems with superconservative traditional people over the years,” he tells Yahoo Parenting. But he still insists that his ‘2 dads’ sign — and his sermons at St. Columba-Brigid (which proclaims on its website that “our doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds”) — aren’t about agitation. “They are a challenge to be more open to the teachings of Christ … his openness, his acceptance, his love,” the pastor says. “That sometimes gets covered over by church traditions, rules, and regulations.”

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« Reply #154 on: November 13, 2015, 07:58:32 pm »

‘Losing My Religion:’ Gospel Singer Kirk Franklin Apologizes for ‘Homophobia’ in Church

Grammy Award-winning gospel artist Kirk Franklin told reporters this week that he “apologizes” for “homophobia” in the Church, stating that Christians have turned the Bible into “a homophobic manual.”

“I want to apologize for all of the hurtful and painful things that have been said about people in the Church that have been talented and gifted and musical, that we’ve used and we’ve embarrassed them and made sermons—‘Adam and Steve,’ and all this other horrible crap that we’ve done,” Franklin told The Grio. “We have not treated them like people, human beings. We’re talking about human beings, men and women that God has created as people.”

He acknowledged that the Bible does count homosexuality as a sin along with fornication and adultery, but said that the Scriptures also talk about grace.

“That’s what the Bible talks about,” Franklin admitted. “And you know what else the Bible talks about along with that? It talks about grace. It talks about love. It talks about mercy, because we are all in need of that.”

“The Bible is not a book that’s an attack on gay people,” he continued. “It’s not a book written to attack gay people.”

“It feels that way sometimes,” interviewer Chris Witherspoon remarked.

“I agree with you,” Franklin replied. “It’s horrible.”

The gospel singer, known for his songs “Stomp” and “Lean on Me,” told the outlet that he wants people to understand that God is about love and grace.

“It is horrible that we have made it where the Bible is a homophobic manual,” Franklin said. “That’s not what the Bible is. I mean you want to talk about things that God gets at: pride and jealousy and envy and haughtiness and arrogance. But what we also see is God sending His Son to save us all, because we were all—straight, gay or whatever—lost and in need of a Savior, and there’s room at the cross for all of us.”

Franklin says that the title of his new album, his first in five years, is meant to relay that he thinks the love of God should be preached over the fear of God.

“I want people to see the love of God and not the fear of God,” he explained to Pix11. “I want people to be able to experience how much God loves us as His kids. And most people will never have that view of God if we keep putting the rules in front of them instead of the relationship.”

“In the beginning religion, created a mask/For generations, church was where we went to go hide/Rules without relationship is empty inside,” Franklin also posted on Instagram, presumably quoting the lyrics from his album, which released today. “There’s room at the cross for everyone, even me/Religion is a prison, but truth sets us free.”

Reaction to Franklin’s comments has been mixed.

“Amen, Kirk. It always blows my mind how people can profess faith and the love of Christ with one side of their face, while preaching hatred and bigotry against a segment of God’s children with the other side,” wrote commenter Dawn Givens under the Grio article.

“He [expletive] called the Bible ‘God’s love letter’ and then later says that he can’t change what the Bible says about homosexuals. But then in some other way implicitly admits that people have used the Bible in their preachments against homosexuals,” commenter named Danielle Black wrote, expressing confusion. “Which one is it? Is it a ‘love letter’ or not?”

“First of all, remember that Kirk Franklin does not speak for the entire African-American Christian community, therefore he cannot issue an apology for them,” commenter Billy Boyd wrote, disagreeing with Franklin. “Because someone chooses to stand on biblical truth does not make them homophobic. To the contrary, they do not fear homosexuals, but most love them [yet] hate the sin.”

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Kirk Franklin likely has an antichrist spirit to begin with, all along.
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Did the Great Falling Away Just Suck Up Another Christian Institution?

Is this another sign of the Great Falling Away? A "Christian" university in Arizona is acknowledging gay marriage. Grand Canyon University is now extending benefits to same-sex marriage partners.

The university issued the following statement outlining the reasons behind that decision, with plenty of justification for its anti-biblical stance. I don't need to comment much on this one. You can clearly see the deception in the statement:

"Since its inception in 1949, Grand Canyon University has been founded upon strong Christian principles and a commitment to the full inspiration of Scripture as the infallible, true and authoritative Word of God," the statement reads.

Unfortunately, giving a nod to same-sex marriage by extending these benefits cracks the foundation. Although GCU maintains that marriage is a "sacred union between a man and a woman, which will continue to be espoused throughout the university's curriculum and classrooms," they have nonetheless to give a nod to gay marriage by extending benefits so as to respect and honor its neighbors and the law.

"The university's decision to extend benefits has been made freely and without compulsion by the state," the statement reads. "The University has voluntarily chosen to extend benefits as a way of demonstrating grace and compassion toward individuals and families that are affected by our decision. This decision should be interpreted as an act of good faith toward employees and their families whom the University does not view as pawns in the current cultural conflict. Rather, they are human beings who are loved by their Creator and worthy of the same value and dignity that we extend to others regardless of their personal values and convictions."

Indeed, God loves everyone but the "pawns" statement confused me. In chess, a pawn has the least value and can never be promoted to king. A pawn is also someone used to forward the purposes of another.

Is this university concerned that people will think it has gay employees as pawns? Where is the pressure coming from? Is it a heartfelt conviction of the Holy Spirit? If so, why is this one of only a few Christian colleges to make this move? Are the others missing the Holy Ghost? Can a Christian college essentially bless same-sex marriage and still be a Christian college? Is this what Jesus would do?

"Regardless of criticism, GCU will remain steadfast in its commitment to follow the example of Jesus who consistently showed kindness and compassion to all, regardless of worldview or lifestyle, while speaking the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15). At some points Christ infuriated religious leaders and at other points He drew the wrath of secular authorities, yet He continued to minister to all without fail," the statement reads. "If providing benefits to all who are legally married enables the University to continue ministering to its employees and their families within an increasingly complex cultural context, then we will gladly provide benefits. We hope that in doing so we will be permitted to withdraw from fruitless culture wars that tend to yield more heat than light and more hostility than genuine cultural engagement."

Wait, what? Fruitless culture wars? Is GCU really saying that Christians should not engage in the spiritual war that's trying to make darkness the norm in our society? Do the leaders of this institution really believe that disengaging from a culture war in which anti-Christ agendas are working overtime to silence the gospel is wisdom?

The bottom line is: Nobody is forcing the university's hand, though it did get a nasty letter from the American Civil Liberties Union last year with accusations of discrimination. But if all it takes is a few idle threats to move us off God's Word, we're in trouble. Let's begin to pray for our Christian institutions, which are clearly the target of a strong delusion that is trying to suck them into the Great Falling Away Paul prophesied in 2 Thessalonians 2:3. Check out my article: "7 Ways to Escape the Great Falling Away."

http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/watchman-on-the-wall/53295-did-the-great-falling-away-just-suck-up-another-christian-institution
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http://nypost.com/2015/11/30/pastor-marries-pregnant-teen-with-wifes-blessing/
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http://theadvocate.com/news/14259049-172/some-churches-easily-adopt-same-sex-marriage-in-baton-rouge-while-others-find-internal-struggle
Some churches easily adopt same-sex marriage in Baton Rouge while others find internal struggle
12/11/15

A handful of churches in Baton Rouge have opened their doors to same-sex couples wanting to get married inside their church. While the decision was a no-brainer in some congregations, at least one church, St. James Episcopal, made the move only after a long and divided internal debate.

The Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge was, unsurprisingly, a quick adopter. The church, among the most politically liberal in town, has long welcomed gay and lesbian parishioners to its services, including offering weddings. Until the landmark June 26 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriages, though, the church could not solemnize a legal marriage for a same-sex couple.

Right after the decision, the church, located on Goodwood Boulevard, posted on its marquee “You can get married here” and has kept displaying the message ever since.

The Rev. Steve Crump, senior minister at the Unitarian Church, said that at least six same-sex couples have already gotten married at the church.

“From our point of view, the state has finally caught up with exactly what we wanted to do for years and that is to conduct marriages with two consenting adults,” Crump said.

Meanwhile, St. James Episcopal, in downtown Baton Rouge, has been divided. Church documents show that the church debated the issue for months before its rector, the Rev. Mark Holland, quietly agreed last month to offer marriage services to such couples, though only to church parishioners. Holland made the move even though elected church leaders, known as the vestry, had months earlier rejected the idea in a nonbinding vote, with several citing concerns that parishioners might leave the church as a result.

In early July, just five days after the Supreme Court decision, the Episcopal Church approved two new marriage rites using gender-neutral language. In so doing, the Episcopal Church joined two other mainline Protestant groups that allow gay marriage in all their congregations: the United Church of Christ and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Episcopal leaders, however, left the decision of whether to administer the new sacraments to bishops and rectors. Holland appears to be the only rector in Baton Rouge who has decided to allow same-sex weddings in his church.

In July, The Advocate surveyed south Louisiana Episcopal churches and found that only a handful, most of them in New Orleans, were interested in administering the new rites. Holland wouldn’t say what he would do, instead directing all questions to Bishop Morris Thompson. On Thursday, reached again, Holland did the same: “I will follow the directive of my bishop,” is all he would say.

Thompson, who oversees 50 churches in southeastern Louisiana, issued his directive on Nov. 19. It gives the green light to willing Episcopal churches to start holding same-sex wedding ceremonies as early as Nov. 29, the first Sunday in the Advent season.

Thompson said he is purposely not keeping a tally of which churches are offering same-sex services and which ones are not, though he said he can guess which ones probably are.

The bishop has made clear from the beginning that he won’t punish any priests who as a matter of conscience opt not to administer same-sex weddings, provided they refer to him couples whom they turn away. Thompson also has urged rectors like Holland to closely take the temperature of their congregations and perhaps hold off if resistance to same-sex marriage is strong. At the same time, he left the final decision up to the rector.

“This is a sacrament. There won’t be any voting on this,” Thompson said. “We don’t vote on confessions or whether we do the Eucharist.”

Hundreds of same-sex couples across Louisiana have gotten marriage licenses since the beginning of July. New Orleans has had 163 such couples obtain licenses, or about 7 percent of all the ones issued, while East Baton Rouge Parish has had 95, or 6 percent of all marriage licenses, according to the officials who oversee those functions in those locales.

Ann and Myriah Mengelson-Clark had for years been as close to legally married as Louisiana allowed them to be. In 2004, three years after they started dating, they signed legal documents binding them together, including giving each other powers of attorney. In 2010, they legally changed their last names to Mengelson-Clark. A year later, they became parents of a boy, now 4 years old.

Even so, after the Supreme Court ruling, they jumped at the chance to get married. They chose a date barely two weeks away, July 14, the 11th anniversary of when they were legally joined. They also said they wanted to be married soon so they could solidify both their joint legal status as parents of their son. Both attended the Unitarian Church in Baton Rouge and knew immediately they wanted a church wedding.

“We wanted it to be special, have great memories and involve our close family,” said Ann Mengelson-Clark, formerly Ann Mengelson, who did most of the speaking for the couple.

They invited a small number of family and friends to the Tuesday night ceremony at the church and then headed to Superior Grill for the reception.

Ann and Myriah Mengelson-Clark say they’ve received nothing but positive responses so far when people have asked about their marriage. Yet, they keep their guard up.

“While we have many wonderful people in Baton Rouge, we fear that some don’t have full empathetic understanding for the need for same-sex couples to be married,” Ann Mengelson-Clark said. “There’s an ever present risk of running into someone like that.”

At St. James Episcopal, the internal debate about same-sex marriage was laid out in a letter to St. James parishioners. It was mailed out days after an Aug. 24 special meeting of the church vestry. According to the letter, 14 out of 18 members of the vestry opposed St. James offering same-sex weddings, mostly based on their reading of scripture to say that marriage is a “rite reserved between a man and a woman.” But they had other concerns.

“Some of them opposed were concerned that moving forward on something so new and controversial might have a negative impact on the congregation financially and membership wise,” according to the letter.

Holland did not reveal his decision until late November and did so quietly, via the minutes of a Nov. 16 vestry meeting reprinted on page 7 in St. James’ monthly newsletter: “Fr. Holland stated that he will make the sacraments available to any legal parishioners of St. James.”

John Sykes, who is gay and is a member of the St. James congregation, said he is happily surprised to learn of Holland’s decision. While he and his partner are not currently contemplating marriage, he said he’s glad they have the option.

“It’s your church, it’s your parish, and your church is home,” he said. “It’s certainly different from going to the justice of the peace because it’s where you belong.”
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This Poll Shows How Christians in America Really Feel About Homosexuality
12/20/15

If there really is a culture war raging between social liberals and conservatives, polling data indicates the liberals have won one battle so thoroughly they're making inroads into enemy territory.

A new Pew Research Center survey suggests that growing numbers of Christians have come around on homosexuality, with a full 54% of all Christians agreeing that "homosexuality should be accepted, rather than discouraged, by society."

"While this is still considerably lower than the shares of religiously unaffiliated people (83%) and members of non-Christian faiths (76%) who say the same, the Christian figure has increased by 10 percentage points since we conducted a similar study in 2007," Pew writes.

According to Pew's data, the percentage of Christians who accept homosexuality has grown in virtually all denominations, with just evangelical Protestants, Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses remaining opposed.

While many evangelical Protestants still feel that homosexuality should not be socially condoned, small increases were seen in support among even the most conservative denominations, like the Southern Baptist Convention and Seventh-day Adventists.

Growing tolerance, if not outright support, toward homosexuality among Christians is just part of a larger national change in attitudes toward LGBT people. As Pew notes, acceptance of homosexuality rose nationwide from 50% in 2007 to 62% in 2014. It's also part of a larger generational shift in the U.S. toward a more liberal Christianity, with polling showing conservative religious people are now outnumbered nationally by more progressive ones.

The shift stands in stark contrast to some rhetoric by leading national politicians, particularly in the Republican Party, which still draws deep on a well of support from social conservatives. Last week, presidential candidate and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio — currently in third place polling averages kept by Real Clear Politics — said he would appoint conservative nominees to the Supreme Court who would reverse a June 2015 ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide.

Most of the current Republican presidential field tends to agree with him, though current frontrunner Donald Trump referred to legal same-sex marriage as "the law of the land" while expressing sympathy for Kim Davis, the clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky, who briefly went to jail over her refusal to certify same-sex marriages. In July, some young Republican leaders urged the party to adapt to the times.

On the other hand, current Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton's campaign launch video proudly featured an engaged gay couple — a sign of how quickly attitudes toward LGBT people in the U.S. have changed since just a decade ago in 2004, when President George W. Bush endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
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Catholic Newspaper Names Plaintiffs in Supreme Court ‘Gay Marriage’ Case ‘Persons of the Year’

A prominent newspaper for Roman Catholics led by independent laymen has named two of the plaintiffs in the U.S. Supreme Court’s “gay marriage” case that was ruled upon in 2015 as being among their “persons of the year.”

“For their historic roles as plaintiffs in Obergefell v. Hodges and for their faithful public witness as gay Catholics, we name Greg Bourke and Michael DeLe­on NCR’s persons of the year for 2015,” writes the National Catholic Reporter, based out of Kansas City, Missouri, in an editorial published on Monday.

The two men, 58 and 57, have been in a relationship for 33 years and have attended Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in St. Matthews, Kentucky for 28 of those years. They are raising two teenage children together, and told reporters this week that they will not leave their congregation because “you don’t change anything by leaving something.”

After the state of Kentucky did not recognize their “marriage” after they traveled to Canada in 2004 for a ceremony, they filed suit to challenge Kentucky’s constitutional amendment that was passed that same year recognizing marriage as being solely between a man and a woman. Their complaint was among those that was accepted by the U.S. Supreme Court.

In addition to lauding Bourke and DeLeon for their roles in the court case, the piece in the National Catholic Reporter advocates for greater acceptance of homosexuals within the Roman Catholic religion and in society in general.

“Changing the law was a one-time event. Change comes to peoples and communities slowly,” the article states. “As ordi­nary people — and one hopes Catholic bishops — come to know more people in same-sex marriages, hearts and minds will change. Acceptance will re­place fear.”

The editors further note that Bourke not allowed to lead his local Boy Scout troop this summer after his local parish decided to retain its ban on homosexual leaders following the Boy Scouts’ decision to change its leadership policy.

“NCR is already on record advocating for church personnel policies that ensure that employees can en­ter into legal, civil marriages without fear of losing their jobs,” the article states. “Today, we address a more fundamental issue: How will we as a church live with our gay, lesbian and transgender brothers and sisters? We are past the time of ‘love the sinner’ platitudes.”

The National Catholic Reporter outlines its liberal leanings on the “mission and values” page of its website, stating that it is “the only significant alternative Catholic voice that provides avenues for expression of diverse perspectives, promoting tolerance and respect for differing ideas.”

“NCR is a religious news source with worldly interests, and though a large amount of its reporting deals with issues of the Catholic church, an equal amount of its coverage is a marriage of the religious, political and social forces shaping public policies and institutions,” it writes. “We are concerned for all people and we are committed to shaping a world that recognizes the dignity of every human being, regardless of religious belief, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or other characteristics.”

The publication further claims that it balances “integrity and sensitivity, keeping an editorial vision that is both prophetic and reconciling — discerning the work of God’s Spirit and also aware of human limitations.”

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Southern Baptist Churches Start To Ordain Homosexuals And Perform Same-Sex Marriage Rituals

“In some ways, it’s going to open up a space for evangelical gay people to have a place again,” he says. “There will be a voice of biblical interpretation in the evangelical world that says the way this has been interpreted by the average preacher on AM radio every Sunday is not the only way that evangelicals read biblical literature.”

 Southern Baptist Churches Start To Ordain Homosexuals And Perform Same-Sex Marriage Rituals

“In some ways, it’s going to open up a space for evangelical gay people to have a place again,” he says. “There will be a voice of biblical interpretation in the evangelical world that says the way this has been interpreted by the average preacher on AM radio every Sunday is not the only way that evangelicals read biblical literature.”



“What I heard was, ‘We need to do the right thing, regardless of what anybody thinks or says about us,’” says Jim Dant, the 184-year-old church’s senior minister who led the church through its six-month discernment. “There were a few people who said, ‘Are they going to start calling us the gay church in town?’”

THE DIALOGUE CULMINATED INTO A CONSENSUS — THE KIND THAT, BY THE EARLIEST TRADITION OF BAPTIST DISCERNMENT, RESULTED IN A PUBLIC AFFIRMATION BY EACH PRESENT MEMBER.

“In some ways, it’s going to open up a space for evangelical gay people to have a place again,” he says. “There will be a voice of biblical interpretation in the evangelical world that says the way this has been interpreted by the average preacher on AM radio every Sunday is not the only way that evangelicals read biblical literature.”

A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM PASTOR JIM DANT:

Dant has been on a one-man crusade to turn the First Baptist Church into a haven for unrepentant members of the LGBT lifestyle, a highly successful one at that. Listen to his “warm and fuzzy” welcome message.

VIDEO: http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/baptist-churches-start-to-ordain-homosexuals-and-perform-same-sex-marriage-rituals/

While the SBC itself still mostly holds to Biblical truth, some of it’s members have already begun to pull away and attach themselves to the world. The Mississippi Conservative Daily writes of a war brewing within the Southern Baptist Convention that threatens to split it right down the middle. I believe that the Baptists will be the last group to fall, but if Revelation 3:20 is right, eventually they will fall as well.

When I visited the church’s website, I was not able to find a Statement Of Faith regarding their doctrinal beliefs. But a quick site search using the term “LGBT” revealed some interesting things though. Looks like Pastor Jim Dant is leading a revolution to convince his sheep that the Bible supports the LGBT lifestyle. He has created something he calls the LGBT Discernment Team, whatever that is. In another article he writes that “we will be discussing our church’s relationship to our LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) brothers and sisters.” News flash for Pastor Jim – unrepentant LGBT people who are looking to the Bible to justify their lifestyle choices are not any Christian’s “brother and sister”. Not by a long shot.

“FOR THIS CAUSE GOD GAVE THEM UP UNTO VILE AFFECTIONS: FOR EVEN THEIR WOMEN DID CHANGE THE NATURAL USE INTO THAT WHICH IS AGAINST NATURE: AND LIKEWISE ALSO THE MEN, LEAVING THE NATURAL USE OF THE WOMAN, BURNED IN THEIR LUST ONE TOWARD ANOTHER; MEN WITH MEN WORKING THAT WHICH IS UNSEEMLY, AND RECEIVING IN THEMSELVES THAT RECOMPENCE OF THEIR ERROR WHICH WAS MEET.” ROMANS 1:26,27 (KJV)

Should same-sex people be allowed into Christian churches? Absolutely they should, so they can hear the gospel preached from the Bible and get a chance to get saved from Hell. But allowed in to affirm and confirm their LGBT lifestyle as if it were something that God and the Bible approves of? Absolutely not. Should same-sex, openly homosexual and transgender people be allowed to be ordained as pastors or serve as music ministers in the church. Absolutely not. And just to be clear, no, active and open LGBT people should not be allowed membership in any Christian church. Church membership is only for saved, born-again Christians. The Church service, however, is open to anyone and everyone who wants to come and listen.

Pastor Jim also says that he hopes that the words of this song will lead and guide his church as they “move forward”:

THE MORE WE GET TOGETHER, TOGETHER, TOGETHER.
THE MORE WE GET TOGETHER, THE HAPPIER WE’LL BE.
‘CAUSE YOUR FRIENDS ARE MY FRIENDS,
AND MY FRIENDS ARE YOUR FRIENDS.
THE MORE WE GET TOGETHER, THE HAPPIER WE’LL BE.

Aww, isn’t that so nice and sweet? Let’s all hold hands and sing Kumbaya as we walk into the chopper blades together. In 2015, in the Laodicean Church era, it is no longer about Biblical truth and following Bible doctrine. It’s all about “getting along”, and “loving each other”, and “not making waves”. Now you see why Jesus is on the outside of the Church house, knocking to be let back in. You cannot have Jesus and the active LGBT lifestyle in the same building.

“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20 (KJV)

And that, my friends, is what the “falling away” the apostle Paul warned us about looks like. It’s end times prophecy coming true right here, right now.

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Anglican Communion suspends the Episcopal Church after years of gay rights debates

The Episcopal Church has been suspended from full participation in the Anglican Communion, the world’s third-largest Christian denomination, after years of heated debates over human sexuality and other issues.

The Anglican Communion of national churches, which includes the Episcopal Church in the United States, have been affiliated for centuries, but they have struggled to stay unified amid divisions. The 2003 consecration of the openly gay pastor Gene Robinson as the bishop of New Hampshire served as a flash point, though tensions were brewing for many years.

Since Robinson’s consecration in 2003, the Episcopal Church has upset many leaders in other Anglican provinces who saw its decisions on sexuality as a departure from scripture. Leaders in more theologically conservative Anglican provinces have asked the Anglican Communion to discipline the Episcopal Church, the historic home to U.S. presidents and the nation’s elite.

Thursday’s announcement was seen as a blow to the Episcopal Church, which last year changed its church canon to include same-sex marriage blessings. It was also seen as a victory for conservative Anglicans — the Global Anglican Future Conference — who for years have been pressing the Anglican Communion to discipline the U.S. body.


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Apostate Episcopal Priests Welcomed Youth Minister Practicing ‘Transexualism’ Now Charged With ****

A West Virginia man who identifies as a woman and was welcomed by several Episcopal priests to serve as a youth minister in their assemblies has now been charged with the years-long sexual abuse of a young girl.

James “Jimmy” Lilly, 24, was taken into custody on Tuesday and is facing dozens of sexually-related charges, including one count of incest, one count of second-degree sexual assault and 31 counts of first-degree sexual abuse.

According to reports, Lilly, who was working on obtaining a teaching degree at Bluefield State College, served as a youth leader for an unspecified number of Episcopal congregation in the Bluefield area, including at Christ Episcopal Church.

“He was a youth minister, but also involved with children in other ways,” Detective K.L. Adams told the Bluefield Daily Telegraph.

“Mr. Lilly, by his own admission, is transgender,” he also stated. “He is in the process of becoming a woman.”

Police began investigating Lilly in December after being alerted that he had been sexually abusing a girl since 2009, when she was nine or ten years old. The abuse is stated to have taken place at a home and not a church building.

He was released this week after someone posted his $125,000 bond, but investigators are now looking into claims that he had abused additional children while working as a youth leader in other cities and states, such as Mechanicsville, Virginia and Atlanta, Georgia.

“Of course in this investigation, we put out there in the news for any other victims to come forward and contact the Bluefield Police Department,” Adams told reporters. “There has been some allegations arise out of state at other churches that he has worked—possible victims there that have come forward.”

Local television station WVVA contacted officials with Christ Episcopal Church of Bluefield, but was told that Lilly never raised any red flags by engaging in behavior that they found to be strange or concerning.

“After interviewing the victim in this case, hearing all the stuff that has happened and also everything that has led up to and speaking with individuals that have been involved in Mr. Lilly’s life, we find it pertinent that he is guilty of these charges,” Adams told the outlet.

Lilly faces up to 300 years behind bars if convicted.

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Sponsor of anti-gay marriage bill is undaunted by $8.5B cost
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee lawmaker whose bill would bar the state from following the U.S. Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling says he is undeterred by a projected loss of $8.5 billion in federal funds if the proposal becomes law.

State Rep. Mark Pody said at a state Capitol rally on Tuesday that the proposal he has dubbed the "Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act" is worth any cost — and the Republican from the Nashville suburb of Lebanon disputed the estimated loss of federal funds.

"The right to who we are is at stake," Pody said.

He cited a 2006 amendment to the state constitution that defined marriage as being only between a man and a woman and declared that any judicial interpretation to the contrary "shall be void and unenforceable in Tennessee."

That amendment passed with more than 80 percent of the vote a decade ago.

"We're only upholding what we've already voted on," Pody said. "They trampled our constitution."

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Last year's decision by the nation's highest court was based on cases in four states including Tennessee, where three couples had sued to have their out-of-state marriages recognized.

Pody's proposal is scheduled for its first hearing in a House subcommittee Wednesday afternoon. Pody urged supporters to contact the five members of the panel to persuade them not to kill the bill.

Legislative analysts estimated that if the state refuses services to same-sex couples, Tennessee stands to lose $6.5 billion in federal Medicaid money and another $2 billion in food stamp and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families funds.

Committee member Bill Beck, a Nashville Democrat, said he won't support the measure.

"The Supreme Court dictates the law of the land," Beck said. "Are we going to secede from the union?"

Beck dismissed Pody's proposal as "red meat" for conservatives.

"They love it, and Pody will keep it playing as long as he can," Beck said. "He's turning them out right and left."

But some Republicans who oppose gay marriage say a better approach would be to pass a resolution demanding that the state's attorney general file a lawsuit to block the ruling.

It's not the first time Pody has sought to block federal laws in Tennessee. In 2014, he proposed legislation seeking to block the implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law in Tennessee. It didn't pass.
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CHURCH OFFERS 'TRANSGENDER BAPTISMS' FOR PREFERRED SEX
Congregation 'willing to accept change and progress'


A British church wants its congregants to know they can be born again according to their preferred gender.

The New Chapel Unitarian and Free Christian in Greater Manchester is now offering “transgender baptisms” for those who want to select the gender they will emerge from the baptismal font.

“Baptismal services do not seek a child’s salvation but dedicate the parents to their task to raise the child to have virtues and principles by which to live. Ancient symbols may be used but they will reflect modern ideas and beliefs,” the Denton church says on its website.

Worship leader Jean Clements, 41, told the Manchester Evening News Jan. 30 that transgender communities were marginalized by other denominations, which spurred her into action.

Clements cited a same-sex marriage ceremony she officiated last year as proof transgender baptisms are necessary. The couple had a transgender child.

“I felt saddened by the fact that this family were being shunned by many mainstream churches. However, the family came to New Chapel, the congregation welcomed the family with open arms.”

New Chapel Unitarian and Free Christian has also agreed to perform a second baptism on a 10-year-old who identifies as a girl.

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“I am so happy that they have now said I can be baptized because although I was previously baptized, it was as a boy, with a different name,” the child said in a statement, the Independent reported Monday. “I feel as though it was not really me who was baptized, but somebody else. At the moment I feel separate from God and as a child who has a strong faith I want to be close to Him.”

Many churches perform baptisms by invoking the Holy Trinity: “I baptize you in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Unitarians do not.

The Catholic Church, for example, would not consider Unitarian baptism a valid sacrament.


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This Pastor Is Sleeping Outside Until His Church Accepts LGBT People

 by Jack Jenkins Feb 23, 2016 11:58 am
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A Methodist minister has cast himself out into the cold to show his support LGBT people, vowing to sleep in a tent outside his Michigan home for 175 days to protest his church’s opposition to same-sex marriage and the ordination of LGBT members.

Rev. Michael Tupper, pastor of Parchment United Methodist Church in Parchment, Michigan, first engaged with LGBT issues six years ago when his daughter Sarah came out to him as a lesbian. But his entry into outright pro-LGBT activism began last year, when Sarah asked him to officiate her wedding to another woman she met while attending Wheaton College, a hardline conservative evangelical Christian school.

Pastors are prohibited from officiating same-sex weddings in Tupper’s denomination, the United Methodist Church (UMC), and those that do are often put on trial within the church. But Tupper did it anyway, explaining to ThinkProgress that he simply couldn’t tell his daughter no.

“I chose to do that, and complaint was filed,” he said. “All of sudden it became so clear to me — the discrimination against LGBT people in the church.”

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Republican Bible Belt Governor Bashes Bill Protecting Objectors to ‘Gay Marriage’ as UnChristian

The Republican, Southern Baptist-identifying governor of Georgia recently cited the Bible in denouncing a proposed bill to protect objectors to same-sex “marriage,” as he asserts that the move is not Christlike.

In speaking to reporters following a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Atlanta on March 3, Gov. Nathan Deal said that he would reject any bill that “allows discrimination in our state in order to protect people of faith.”

He was referring to a recent legislative move to combine H.B. 757,  also known as the Pastor Protection Act, with S.B. 284, the First Amendment Defense Act of Georgia. As previously reported, the Pastor Protection Act unanimously passed the Georgia House, finding support among Democrats and Republicans alike.

“No minister of the gospel or cleric or religious practitioner ordained or authorized to solemnize marriages, perform rites, or administer sacraments according to the usages of the denomination … in violation of his or her right to free exercise of religion under the Constitution of this state or the United States,” it reads in part.

The First Amendment Act of Georgia mandates that “[g]overnment shall not take any discriminatory action against wholly or partially on the basis that such person believes, speaks or acts in accordance with a sincerely-held religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman or that sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage.”

On Thursday, Gov. Deal cited the Bible in asserting that the proposed laws were somehow unChristian.

“I think what the New Testament teaches us is that Jesus reached out to those who were considered the outcasts, the ones that did not conform to the religious societies’ view of the world and said to those of belief, ‘This is what I want you to do,'” he said. “We do not have a belief—in my way of looking at religion—that says we have to discriminate against anybody. If you were to apply those standards to the teaching of Jesus, I don’t think they fit.”

Deal then pointed to the biblical account of the woman at the well to further his point. The woman had been married five times and was living with a man who was not her husband. Jesus called upon the woman to turn to His truth to find Living Water.

“What that says is we have a belief in forgiveness and that we do not have to discriminate unduly against anyone on the basis of our own religious beliefs,” he said.

Deal, who personally believes in marriage as being defined as the union of one man and one woman, said that he does not see those who disagree as being a “threat” to Christians. Deal attends First Baptist Church of Gainesville, which has several female pastors on its team.

“We are not jeopardized, in my opinion, by those who believe differently from us,” he asserted. “We are not, in my opinion, put in jeopardy by virtue of those who might hold different beliefs or who may not even agree with what our Supreme Court said the law of the land is on the issue of same-sex marriage. I do not feel threatened by the fact that people who might choose same-sex marriages pursue that route.”

“I hope that we can all just take a deep breath, recognize that the world is changing around us, and recognize that it is important that we protect fundamental religious beliefs,” Deal continued. “But we don’t have to discriminate against other people in order to do that. And that’s the compromise that I’m looking for.”

The office of Georgia House Speaker David Ralston issued a statement in response to the governor’s comments, outlining that Ralston is open to working out a compromise on the proposals.

“Speaker Ralston appreciates and shares Governor Deal’s sincere commitment to protecting religious liberties while ensuring that Georgia continues to welcome everyone with genuine southern hospitality,” it said. “Productive conversations continue with the governor’s staff as well as other members of House leadership regarding HB 757 and the Speaker is confident that we can find a way to move forward together.”

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Norway's Lutheran church votes in favor of same-sex marriage

Norway's Lutheran Church voted on Monday in favor of allowing same-sex marriage, becoming the latest of a small but growing number of churches worldwide to do so.

Last year the French Protestant Church allowed gay marriage blessings, while the U.S. Presbyterian Church approved a change in the wording of its constitution to include same-sex marriage.

In a vote at the annual conference of the Norwegian Lutheran Church on Monday 88 delegates out of 115 in total backed same-sex marriage.

"Finally we can celebrate love independently of whom one falls in love with," said Gard Sandaker-Nilsen, leader of the Open Public Church, a religious movement within the church that had campaigned to change the rules.

Under the new rules, priests who do not want to marry a same-sex couple will still have the right to object.

The vote by Norway's Lutheran Church reflects increasingly liberal attitudes in wider Norwegian society to issues such as homosexuality.

Norway became the second country in the world after Denmark to allow same-sex registered partnerships in 1993. The Nordic country of 5.2 million people has allowed civil same-sex marriage since 2009.

Some 74 percent of Norwegians were members of the Lutheran Church last year, according to the national statistics agency, but that number has been declining.

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Rom 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

‘Transgender’ Preacher Tells Baptist Gathering ‘Angel of Reason’ Helped Affirm Desire to Be Woman

The nation’s first “transgender” Baptist preacher spoke to a national Baptist gathering on April 8, explaining that the doctor who delivered him as a baby was wrong in declaring him a boy, and that it was an “angel of reason” that caused him to accept his inclinations to identify as a woman.

Daniel Robinson, who goes by the name Allyson Robinson, had been studying to be a pastor at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary in 2005 when he began to wrestle with his gender identity as never before. He had struggled with his desire to be a man since childhood.

“I have known my entire life that the world was wrong about me, that on the day I was born, when the doctor took a cursory glance between my legs and authoritatively declared ‘It’s a boy,’ he was wrong—dead wrong,” Robinson told the Alliance of Baptists in St. Louis this month.

He said that one day in his early seminary days he contemplated suicide, but an “angel of the Lord” that he called “reason” stopped him.

“What if God hasn’t fixed you because you’re not broken?” Robinson said he heard inside of himself.

“That can’t be true,” he thought. “The Bible says I’m broken.”

“What if the Bible is wrong?” the voice said. “What if you’ve been reading it wrong?”

Robinson told those gathered that in that moment he “sacrificed his certainty” and hoped that God would count it as “righteousness.”

In other appearances, Robinson has explained that he went into therapy but kept his gender identity issues as secret until graduating from Baylor due to the seminary’s policies about homosexuality and transgenderism. He also took a position as pastor of Meadow Oaks Baptist Church in Temple, Texas during his time at Baylor.

Robinson’s wife, Danyelle, expressed her support about his desire to identify as a woman.

In 2014, he worked as a transitional minister at Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., and was ordained there as a woman.

“Allyson Dylan Robinson is a minister of the gospel, trained for the task, and ordained to the gospel ministry by another community in which she has served as pastor,” former leader Amy Butler wrote at that time. “Over the course of her journey, God has invited her to step into the faithful witness of a new identity, a true identity, and a new name.”

Robinson now speaks as an itinerant preacher and appeared at Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner’s renaming ceremony last year.

“Frankly I consider Job, Gautama Buddha, Joan of Arc, Rumi and Johnny Cash to be my spiritual predecessors far more than Augustine, Aquinas or Barth,” he told the Alliance of Baptists this month. “My hymnal has a lot less Isaac Watts and Fanny Crosby, but it’s full of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Tupac and Beyonce.”

However, some have come to the opposite conclusion of Robinson, and state that it is not healthy to support and affirm a person’s desire to live as those of the opposite sex.

As previously reported, Walt Heyer, a 75-year-old man who obtained a sex change operation in the 1980’s to live as a woman for eight years before reverting back to his biological gender, now leads a ministry in which he shares his story with the world of how Christ redeemed his life and gave him hope.

“Nobody’s ever born a transgender,” he told the Daily Mail last January. “They’re manufactured as a result of something, a developmental childhood issue that has yet to be determined for many people.”

“All of them have some level of depression, and we’re not treating them,” Heyer lamented. “We’re just cutting off body parts and giving them a new name and a new gender.”

“God designed man; He designed women,” he also said in a video recorded last year. “God will redeem the lives of people who struggle with gender identity issues just like I did. He redeemed my life, and I’ve been free from it as a result of that.”

http://christiannews.net/2016/04/17/transgender-preacher-tells-baptist-gathering-angel-of-reason-helped-affirm-desire-to-be-woman/
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