After he had been rejected and declared as a heretic by his ecclesiatical peers, former pentecostal golden child, Bishop Carlton Pearson turned to the gay christian movement for solace. He found it… without question.
The gay christian movement welcomed him as a source of credibility for their movement. Bishop Pearson acknowledged this support in an Dateline show:
“The people who had experienced what I was experiencing. They were pros at it. Gays are pros at being rejected.”
And she (Yvette Flunder) knelt. Now I was hurting, man. Everybody I knew had thrown me away. And they were singing and weeping and washing my feet. Talk about a holy moment. The room began to spin. And everybody in there suddenly became an angel. Everybody was Jesus. It was so powerful. These people have been so hurt and so broken and so rejected and so bruised, they just healed me. They literally healed me.”
But has the gay christian movement intentionally overlooked the main tenets of Pearson’s inclusion doctrine with its convenient deletion of eternal punishment? Namely:
An exgaywatch poster presented an interesting observation which (of course) went unanswered. Exgaywatch only discusses religion in a political context or when it butresses arguments against “exgays”. But the poster “John” seemed genuinely upset at Pearson’s doctrinal implications.
“I will like to ask this to Carlton Pearson: If you say that everybody in the world will go to Heaven, then tell me where Adolf Hitler is, Joseph Stalin, the hijackders that crashed in the twin towers, and other human monsters that have killed, torture, made children orphans, women widows, and other horrific things that other human beings have done to others in a monumental scale (some responsible for the killings of millions) without repenting of the evil they did on this earth, tell me: where are they now? are they with God?”
Excellent question. Bishop Pearson should also explain to the gay community if those who have murdered gays will also be in heaven alongside the very people they murdered. If they will be, then are we to conclude, according to Pearson’s doctrine, that such killings have been excused by God? Or perhaps even justified? If there is no marker between right and wrong, how are we to appropriate justice? What’s more why is Pearson concerning himself with the social justice issues of the gay political movement when there will be no retribution for those who are unjust?
“I don’t think there’s an eternal consequence for doing wrong, there are immediate ones. I take it [the Bible] seriously, but I don’t take it literally. I don’t believe it is the inspired word of God. I believe it is the inspired word of man about God.”, said Pearson to Rueters reporter.
If, according to the inclusion doctrine, no one is going to hell and everyone will be in heaven with God, why does the scripture say just the opposite?
Revelation 22:14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. 15Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
Is Bishop Carlton Pearson taking away from the words of this book, thereby sealing a fate of exclusion for himself and those who follow his doctrine?
Revelation 22:19 And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.