A ministry leader says that “evangelical” churches are trending towards fully accepting homosexual conduct. But is he right or wrong?
Steve Gallagher, director of Kentucky based Pure Life Ministries wrote in his OneNewsNow column that history (click thumbnail for timeline details) shows the trend along with several reasons. The first being that homosexuals have developed a “brilliant strategy” that churches are ill-equipped to respond to.
Secondly, Gallagher believes that a larger issue looms. He descibes it as an “ever-increasing worldliness” pervading churches.
“Many Christian leaders”, he says, “are regularly immersing themselves in the pagan values that permeate television airwaves. Sitcoms, documentaries and talk shows are all openly promoting the gay agenda. Continually subjecting oneself to such ungodly influences subtly and systematically diminishes one’s convictions.”
No more shame? The biblical admonition to expose and shame those who sin is being rejected in a “just feel good about yourself” church society.
“Another reason I believe we are quickly headed in the direction of seeing evangelical churches ordain homosexuals is because of our corporate loss of shame over sin in the Church. The number of ministers willing to assail sin in the pews and call their people to genuine repentance and holy living has greatly dwindled over the past 20 years. Even those in our congregations involved in the most abominable behavior are quickly assured that God’s grace covers all their sin. Scripture tells us that, “The fear of the Lord is to hate evil …” (Proverbs 8:13) But to a large extent the enemy has effectively silenced that crucial safeguard amongst God’s people.”
That’s why, in our perspective, exposing these false prophets and their false doctrine is an absolute necessity and a critical component of Kingdom work.
The tracking chart shows the progression of the gay christian movement within the Christian church. It doesn’t list all of the splinters of homosexual churches that have cropped up in the last generation. But it does show us that the church has been both asleep at the wheel and in desparate need of wake-up call.
When Gallagher talked about strategies and most would think “After the Ball”, the gay final solution for social dominance blueprint. But there was a religious template for de-heterosexualizing the church and at its forefront was the Episcopal homosexual group Integrity founded in 1974 by Louie Crew from small town Fort Valley, GA.
Lesbians led the strategy by pushing for broader women’s ordination rights. Once these lesbians came into positions of authority they began ordaining and promoting homosexual men. Thus, the walls of the Episcopal church were breached. This may say a lot about the ordination of women and its socialized justification. The same carte blanche justification (equality in Christ) has been used heavily by the gay christian movement to fortify its advancement.