Cogic.org has posted an article written by Rev. Eugene Rivers,III and Kenneth Johnson condemning gay marriage comparisons with civil rights. The language is brutally honest –and true– but there are some external issues.
Johnson and Rivers, a COGIC minister in Massachusetts, argues that the casting of gay marriage as a civil right is “utterly cynical and possibly racist, [but] has enormous strategic utility.”
Right they are, particularly on the strategy. If we judged solely on the witness of scripture against homosexuality, homosexual marriage is not about so-called “marriage equality”. Its a strategic effort to sell homosexuality as respectable. Of course, as we have learned recently, when seduction doesnt work, homosexuals unleash the vile nature of their orientation on those of us who refuse to accept this manufactured madness.
The chink in the armor of this massive social deception Rivers says is that homosexuals are devoid of the “moral equivalence” so central to black civil rights.
“…the partisans of homosexual marriage have a problem. There is no evidence in the historiographical literature of the Civil Rights Movement and its genesis in the struggle against slavery, to support their political and moral argument of equivalence. As the eminent historian Eugene D. Genovese observed over thirty years ago, the Black American experience as a function of slavery is unique and without analogue in the history of the United States.”
Not only does the gay marriage argument have a major flaw, so does the posting of this article. I suspect that it to be old as it presses for support of the Bush proposed Federal Marriage Amendment (2004-2006), which never materialized.
Moreover, in light of the phenomenon of judicially mandated homosexual marriage, we believe that Black leaders need to speak forcefully in favor of President George W. Bush’s proposal for a Federal Marriage Amendment.
So, what’s the real reason COGIC posted this article as “latest news”? While we’re glad someone in COGIC seems to be concerned about homosexual marriage, this isnt the way to address it. If they want this to have weight, COGIC should enlist its best minds (try COGIC Scholars) and produce a current document with a comprehensive policy for dealing with homosexuality. Then, issue a press release, get their best spokesmen (there are plenty to choose from) and make this a issue worth talking about in the church. Out of that could come real effort to launch real deliverance and discipleship ministry to homosexuals.