GCM Watch is thankful for an emerging voice of Gwen Richardson. We first profiled Richardson’s essay on homosexual activism here.
Although thankful for what she has learned at GCM Watch and other outspoken ministries like P4CM in Los Angeles, it has come with a price. Those who have stood up and spoken out against the homosexualization of our country and churches know first hand how vile the reaction of the homosexual community can be. Read what one white gay activist wrote he wished would happen to me. Because we hear so much from their “public face” about love, tolerance and acceptance, its rather breathtaking to experience the deep seated hatred seething among gays and lesbians when you dare confront their lifestyles. Even exercising your constitutional right to speak your perspective publicly is met with the same reaction.
“Since my op-eds were published, I have been called everything but a child of God by gay activists, including an anti-gay bigot, a right-wing nut, a cow, a sow, a liar, a supremacist, an opportunist, ignorant, uneducated, filled with hate, backwards, and, of course, the “b” word. One gay Web site added me to its “enemies list” and encouraged its cohorts to bombard me with negative e-mails and harassing phone calls, all for merely exercising my right to free speech.”
But Richardson, like a good soldier has persevered to write more and speak out more. In her latest oped published at Black Christian Network, she admonishes the black church simply do to more.
I have a slight disagreement here because after laboring intensively almost 13 years helping men and women overcome homosexuality, I can honestly say the “black church” has yet to reach the “do more” stage. Nevertheless, I’m very thankful that for sound voices like Gwen Richardson’s and her call for action. We’ve had enough of meaningless platitudes and condemning hypocrisy. What we need now is Godly action.
Be supportive, be vigilant and be informed. That’s what Richardson believes is the key to doing more.
“As believers, we must offer homosexuals more than simply condemnation. Young people who are looking for a way out of the homosexual and bisexual lifestyles should be able to seek refuge and support at a Christian church. Just as many churches have programs for those who are seeking deliverance from alcoholism, drug addiction, smoking and other human frailties, a program for those who no longer wish to be bound by sexual sins should be considered. Those who have been delivered from sexual sins are going to be the best spokespeople to help others because they have the life experience to relate to those seeking help.”, writes Richardson.
Read her entire commentary here.