Pastors of some Methodist churches in California are jumping on the gay marriage bandwagon while defying not only their denomination’s ban on performing homosexual marriages, but trampling scripture in the process. The gay marriage industry and the potential dollars it can generate seems to have captured the lustful eye of the church.
According to an LA Times article, 82 pastors in the Methodist church “signed a resolution in June offering to perform such weddings on behalf of ministers who feel they can’t do so themselves.” The article says the renegade ministers have been emboldened by the regional churches support of the rogue judicial decision (against the clear will of the people) to remake California into a homosexual marriage enclave.
Although, the article mentions two bishops who seem to be opposed to the pastor’s actions, it is a passive response.
What’s interesting is that although the Mormons are seen as a Christian cult, the church and its leadership has been vocal against same sex marriage in California. The church has urged its membership in the state to get involved and help defeat on the ballot.
Although the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) issued a proclamation against same sex marriage under the GE Patterson administration, there has been no reinteration of that publicly by Bishop Charles Blake, the current bishop and a California resident. While the proclamation is forcefully worded, there is no practical application for pastors. And we’ve heard much talk about the black church being a “prophetic voice“, and “speaking truth to power”, but someone is either highly intimidated by the homosexual powers that be or a paid prophetic voice. At any rate, we have heard no such speaking truth about homosexuality running rampant in black churches. Just eerie silence.
The birthplace of pentecostalism with its loud, joyful noise, tongue talking and estatic dancing is quiet about homosexuality. Could it be that all the noise is a cover for shallow theology?
Who knows how long it will be before the errant Methodist pastors are joined by the pentecostals in performing homosexual marriages just because it is legal?