I see dead people. But its not who you think it is.
Is the black gay church denomination Unity Fellowship of Christ Church worshipping dead ancestors? Do they actually allow the practice of pouring out libation or “drink offerings” to dead people in a so-called Christian church? I had heard several times from ex-members that indeed it is allowed, but we had no evidence. That changes with this interesting profile of UFC’s local DC congregation.
In a photo slide show, The Washington Post profiles the local congregation and in the process proves just how bizarre the beliefs of some gay churches can be.
Intoning over the pictures, Rev. Abena McCray, pastor says,
“We believe in the bible and we believe in all great spiritual writings and guides, but we read them knowing that they have to be read, taken in consideration when they were written, the practices of that time, cultural differences, and fact that we as thinking the people have the right to question and examine interpretation and we dont really believe that when they put the last line in revelation, that the Bible stopped. We are the bible we are the living bible.”
I’m not sure I will ever understand why a so-called Christian church would use the Bible, but then categorically retort that it is basically useless to them unless it can fit into their tiny window of credibility. The window of useage of the Bible has to meet all of Rev. McCray’s near atheistic criteria before she will accept its applicability. One wonders if there is anything left to approve after McCray’s rigorous trial by fire approval system. Of course, fielding such criteria provides her with an easy out of anything which doesn’t parallel her own mutant ideologies.
And yes, the pastor acknowledges belief in “all great spiritual writings”. This may sound lofty, enlightened and open, but it is a sentence of judgment. Apparently Christ (in Scripture) holds very little prominence in the Unity Fellowship. He is but a mere religious relic alongside other religious apparitions in the UFC. A derivative of His name is used, but the practices and idolatrous beliefs of McCray and the UFC betray and denigrate His unimpeachable Lordship and supremacy. Either he is Christ alone or he is not Christ at all. The apostle Peter wrote prophetically: “But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction.” 2 Peter 2:1.
Based on Rev. McCray’s own words, she is a false prophet in an organization thinly masquerading as a Christian church. According to scripture anyone who denies Christ the same is devoid of the Father since there can be no separating of the two.
To sum: you can deny Jesus Christ, demote his Lordship, discredit the Bible, speak to dead people, and when you do use the Bible, grossly misinterpret it, but for Buddha’s sakes, whatever you do, don’t stop singing those black gospel songs! That seems to be the strategy at UFC.
In the WaPo peice, Mccray is heard commanding: “Call the names of your ancestors!” With African drums pounding in the background for effect, she calls the names of several people with the response ashay meaning “be with us”. One of the names called is murdered lesbian activist Wanda Alston, a woman whose god was “feminist activism”. Does the DC UFC think that Alston is watching over them or that she is protecting them? The scriptures say that the dead have no memory (Eccl 9:5) moreover, God explicity commands that no living person is to attempt contact with the dead. But we’re sure those things don’t pass Rev. McCray’s credibility muster.
Finally what is a false prophet without requisite hypocrisy? McCray claims spiritual superiority by saying that —unlike others— UFC “doesn’t discriminate” and they certainly don’t commit the cardinal sin of “judging”. To her, that means that everyone can come into her church. We felt that was exceptionally novel. Thousands of churches all across the length and breadth of America and there’s only one who allows everybody to come in. But this is one strange welcome. Homeless people and drug addicts have to “sit down”, be “decent” and cannot be “loud or boisterous.” McCray should have just invited these people From what I have seen most homeless folk because of their living conditions, would hardly be considered decent. Drug addicts even worse.