CHARLOTTE – Six chaplains serving with the Charlotte, NC police department resigned rather than work with a token gay christian cleric installed by the police chief.
The Charlotte Observer said the six volunteer chaplains felt working with the unnamed lesbian cleric would signal their approval of her lifestyle which they said would go against their biblical convictions.
Six Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department chaplains have resigned from their volunteer positions since August, police say. Officials didn’t give a reason for the departures, but one chaplain said the sudden resignations are a result of the department admitting a new chaplain who is gay. The chaplain said those who departed felt they had no choice but to leave because of their churches’ teachings about homosexuality.
“It’s very difficult,” said the chaplain, who spoke to the Observer on the condition of anonymity. “All the chaplains have really developed relationships with the police officers on the beat. Relationships that have been built over the years have stopped.”
In a letter to all the chaplains, CMPD Chief Rodney Monroe expressed disappointment that some members decided to leave the program.
“I respect the decisions and convictions of those who have decided to resign, as I would never ask anyone to compromise their beliefs,” he said.
“But I do hope that those of us who remain … continue to embrace our goal of being an inclusive organization that respects the differences of all of our employees.”
Police officials said no chaplain was asked to resign. Eight members remain.
The female chaplain, whose name is not being released, was asked to come on board in August, said Maj. John Diggs, who leads the department’s Community Service Bureau. Diggs said the six chaplains submitted their resignations soon after.
These men are to be applauded for standing on their convictions. The “silence equals consent” trick is one of the main tactics used by the gcm. As we reported to you, everywhere gcm clerics show up, division is inevitable. Gay christian clerics shouldn’t be accepted as legitimate Christian representatives anywhere, because their fundamental belief system is antithetical –even hostile in some cases— to the Bible. For examples look here, here and here.
Im not sure what to say about the police chief who’s best excuse for putting these false teachers in positions of influence is “tolerance and gay-versity”.