Via loldarian, we’ve learned a major scandal has erupted at a well known black church in the nation’s capital. For years, we have warned pastors that a little leaven will leaven the whole lump. Now, here it is, true-to-life, in blazing shame.
Black, gay members of Greater Mt Calvary Holy Church in Washington, DC are seething over emails sent to pastor Bishop Alfred Owens, Sr., which blew the lid off the extensive homosexual subculture in the church’s expansive music department.
The three emails ripped apart 6 of the 8 choral groups, their leaders, and specifically homosexual men in the choirs. Additionally, the emails detailed names and the nefarious activities of male and female homosexuals within music departments, greeters and trustee board. According to a gay member of the church, “Bishop Owens met with all choir members for thirty minutes and offered to help anybody who wanted to change from being gay. He said the bible says that wheat and tares grow together but there are too many tares and when the tares out number the wheat I got to do something”.
The unnamed whistleblower says she along with other females are looking for godly, heterosexual men for marriage and are angry that homosexuals in the music ministries are preventing that from happening. Oddly enough, when we checked the ministry leadership we found that every music department —save one— was headed by a female. Look at the”mission statements” of the groups, compared to what is actually happening in the church. Edited for space:
Min. Lisa Jackson: The mission of the Alfred A. Owens Chorale is to be a body of believers anointed, gifted and/or talented to minister in music. It is my prayer that each member is committed to living the life that they sing about and is dedicated to ensuring that holiness is a lifestyle rather than just a concept.
Celebration Choir, Tierra Nanches:The mission of the Celebration Choir is to be a body of psalmists who are dedicated to God and focused on Christ, while still enjoying our youth and young adulthood and exhibiting the joy of Christ through song, praise, and worship.
Music Ministry, Elder Cornelius Young It is our duty to create an atmosphere that is conducive for the spirit to freely move as the membership engages in worship. We are to offer up every musical talent and gift to God so that he can inhabit our praise.
Praise Team, Min. Maria Jenkins: To prepare an atmosphere of praise and worship through music, so that the congregation can participate in the service.
Sanctuary Choir, Min. Teraleen Campbell:In response to the call of God, the mission of the Sanctuary Choir is to stand among those who share a commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Our desire is to be a vessel of honor which has been set apart and is now fit for the Master’s use to reach the lost and encourage the body of Christ both through song and the personal witness of holy living. ( II Timothy 2:20-21)
Voices of Calvary, Min. Julia Chaney:Our mission and responsibility as servants of God is… as psalmists our purpose is to strengthen one’s faith and bring encouragement to the body of Christ through song. Our purpose is to encourage souls and to transmit a message of hope, joy, peace and victory through Jesus Christ, our Savior.
Mt Calvary Holy Church of America is overseen by gospel music icon Evangelist Shirley Ceasar and her husband Bishop Harold Williams. The DC church is one of the denomination’s flagship congregations.
We are checking with several DC sources and will bring you updates on this story.
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