This video would be high comedy if the people promoting it weren’t dead serious.
Michael Piazza, the spiritual architect of the gay church Cathedral of Hope (now UCC) in Dallas makes the confusing pitch that since they are holy homosexuals, you should send them money. Here we have another example of why the gay christian movement is so spiritually bankrupt: they steal biblical terminology and pervert it.
There is so much wrong with this gay christian heresy, but I’ll only cite a few of them.
COH is the gay church’s crown jewel, boasting of being the largest gay church in the world. They’re probably right. In the video, the size of the church is mentioned several times to make sure you know they are “successful”, at least in that matrixial worldview. But in the Bible, numbers have never equaled success or salvation. In fact, God eschewed numerical aggregations as counterproductive to His plan and a major hinderance to the complete attribution of glory to Himself.
Piazza quickly establishes that scripture isn’t important to him or the gay christian movement. We have seen that over and over with gcm leadership. He carelessly tosses it aside as simple debate fodder. His proof that homosexuals are indeed “holy” are the “thousands of people” at COH who are doing it. Holy homosexuals are their own proof. Imagine that. Scripture tells us that no one is holy or justified apart from the sanctifying power of the Spirit of God. But, its interesting that the gay church pastor says they are holy because they have accepted their self declared “sexual orientation.” No God, Jesus, repentance or Holy Spirit needed. Its all about accepting your sexual orientation. That’s why the Apostle Jude wrote “For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.”
By waving away the Bible, any challenge to their religious logic cannot reach their ears or convict them and that’s intentional. Piazza may not know this but without the benefit of the gospel’s core message to repent, one cannot come to saving grace. Rejecting truth is a sure way to experience the eternal fires of hell and Piazza is leading his followers directly into it.
Piazza said they had held 1100 AIDS funerals at their church. After 1100 dead men have been wheeled in their doors, they still don’t sense a need to repent? No and I’ll tell you why. To the gcm repentance (contrast that against Mark 1:14,15) is nothing but a manipulative “fundamentalist” concept designed to keep gay people from being happy.
Despite the overwhelming biblical, scientific, moral and physical evidence against homosexuality, the proud lie continues.
Related Update: Fallen Angel from the Dallas Observer
One evening in 1990 after attending an MCC conference, three friends–Piazza, his partner, Bill Eure, and a Cathedral of Hope administrator–showered and dressed and went out to dinner on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip, just a stone’s throw from the hotel where they were staying. After an early meal, they decided to go out on the town and blow off some steam in the gay mecca of West Hollywood.
The three men shared a rental car. That night they made a deal: The single friend could have the car for the night in exchange for dropping off Piazza and Eure at a club.
As the trio headed the short distance into West Hollywood, the conversation turned animated when the couple began talking about the club where they were going. In fact, it wasn’t a bar at all but a gay sex club where men pay an entrance fee for anonymous sex.
The warehouse building was nondescript. There were no flashing lights, no signs that advertised the club’s name or venue.
“I was surprised, but I didn’t hold a judgment about it,” says the administrator, “Neil,” who spoke on condition that he not be identified by his real name. “Maybe it was because he [Piazza] was my friend and not my pastor–I didn’t have him on a pedestal.
“If he had preached monogamy, then he would’ve been a hypocrite,” he says. “He always said he didn’t care what the staff did. ‘Just not in my back yard’–not in Dallas and not with the congregation. Power and sex go hand in hand, whether you’re a politician or a preacher.”
He picked up the couple a few hours later. No one spoke about what happened inside the club. “They didn’t go in for tea and crumpets,” he says. “But you can’t assume they weren’t safe.”
The MCC’s code of conduct for clergy is disarmingly simple and deliberately open to interpretation.
MCC developed its sexual conduct guidelines to offer parameters for responsible clerical behavior without prescribing or prohibiting the form of sexual contact. Sexual misconduct is less about whom one has sex with or what acts consenting adults engage in as it is about the ethics of sex. The focus is on openness and honesty. The types of behavior that constitute sexual misconduct are sex with minors, sexual abuse or molestation, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation or sexual relationships with a person whom one supervises or ministers to.
“There is no prohibition that says a pastor must be monogamous or not attend a sex club,” says MCC spokesman Jim Birkitt. “The key for us is whether that person is open to the congregation. At the very least, there must be a clear understanding with the board of directors.”
A little insight into the mindset of gay christian leaders in the Metropolitan Community church. Note: such beliefs are not the exception but rather the norm.