Strange story, but everywhere gay christians pop up with their bizarre beliefs, trust that a strange story will follow.
Let’s not pull any punches, we’ve had to shake our heads about Greater Mt Calvary Holy Church and its pastor Bishop Alfred Owens before. I’m not throwing stones at the pastor, but something just isn’t spiritually healthy about all this. Over and over homosexuals say there is a sizeable homosexual contingency at the church. And they’re fixtures there for the most part. That was largely confirmed by a female choir member who in December 2008 did the unthinkable.
Nevertheless, there seems to remain a strange love-hate relationship between the unrepentant homosexual christian crowd at GMCHC and its pastor. Although the pastor preaches messages that black folk consider “hard” against homosexuality, the gay crowd remain undaunted. Spiritually dead? This is not to suggest that homosexuals should be run out of church, but its problematic that such a sizeable group of intentionally obstinate sinners would be so comfortable in a Holy-Ghost directed church.
At any rate, two homosexual lovers who had been members of the church for the last year made a break and told a local gay newspaper Owens’ offensive sermons were the reason. Yes, I was thinking the same thing you are.
Jon Mack and Michael Garrett (pictured posing in front of the church they left after they left) told the DC Agenda that Bishop Owen’s recent sermon insisting that marriage and sex between a man and a woman was right before God, was just too much.
According to a tape made available from the church’s website, Owens said, “If marriage wasn’t between a man and a woman, you wouldn’t be here because two men doing it don’t produce no kids,” Owens said. “And two women doing it don’t produce no kids! It’s all about family.”
Well, like it or not, its scientifically, biologically and biblically true.
Garrett said the sermon caused him to have suicidal thoughts and was particularly upset because the congregation “yelled and screamed” in agreement with Owens.
This must have been Garrett’s first time attending since he joined, but I digress lest I fall into a pit of sarcasm. Garrett’s suicidal thoughts weren’t caused by the message. Its the effects of sin. Sin and satan have a deadly agenda: to kill, steal and destroy. The best way to get rid of those feelings is to get rid of Jon Mack, repent of your sins and submit your life and lifestyle to the authority of Christ.
You can read the rest of the hard-to-believe story here.
One of the issues which need highlighting is why the homosexual couple went to the church in the first place. They said they were attracted to the charismatic “highly animated” type of service and liked the upbeat, choir performances. Sadly far too many black churches give the religious gays exactly what they want.Gays love to step into a church where a club-like atmosphere “animated” not by the Spirit of God, but by flesh is in full effect. Religious gays dont want the gospel, but they do want gospel music because it has been gutted of (if indeed it ever had any) conviction of unrighteous living. With all the homosexuals in the gospel music industry, the music one hears on Sunday morning is just like Steve Harvey’s suit collection. Per him, you can wear them to the club or the church.
I won’t go into again, but the biggest blockade to homosexuals getting delivered is (1) in the pulpit and (2) in the choir stands behind the pulpit. If after all the “hard preaching” against homosexuality, unrepentant homosexuals still packing out the pews at GMC, the source problem may be with leadership approach.
There’s something spiritually unhealthy in the foundations of this church. If Bishop Owens would allow me to advise him, I would tell him to spend some quality time addressing this issue with more than just “hard preaching”.
h/t: Bobby C