Everytime Jay Bakker, the son of Jim and [the late] Tammy Bakker opens his mouth or puts his fingers on a keyboard, he proves that he is nothing more than gimmick-driven false teacher. That aside, he is nonetheless a false teacher because his religious quackery defies logic, reason and most importantly sound biblical truth.
Bakker recently posted an article in the progay, politically left Huffington Post blog that he found Jesus in drag. To the unbelieving, the fearful and the abominable this sounds so cool, so hip, so loving…so today. But if you look beneath the surface of all the religious charade Bakker carries on, he is a man who is lost in his own darkness and like a typical blind guide is guilty of leading other spiritually blind people into a ditch. Bakker cites a rather ironic occurrence for his “revelation”:
As I blinked into the blinding light, the emcee asked teasingly, “Are you straight?”
“Yeah,” I said, blushing and pointing a thumb at my wife, Amanda.
“Lucky girl,” the emcee said.
And then the emcee got real serious. Standing there in high heels and a sparkly dress, he said: “You know, this is where Jesus would be if He were alive today. Jesus hung out with the tax collectors and the prostitutes and the sinners … ” He then launched into a three-minute speech about how Jesus loved everybody without judgment.
Then he looked back up at me and asked, “Jay, are you still doing your church?”
“Yeah,” I answered.
“Oh, that’s so wonderful. Best of luck to you on that.” And everybody clapped.
In the bible another man was hit with a blinding light. But unlike Bakker, the Apostle Paul did a 180 and served the Lord in truth and grace. Like all false teachers, Bakker skewers the grace of God into a raunchy sex show where no behavior, no words, no belief is off limits. All that matters is that you “love”. And if you think that is an exxageration, its not. Jude warned us that this would be their defining mark.
I say this because some ungodly people have wormed their way into your churches, saying that God’s marvelous grace allows us to live immoral lives. The condemnation of such people was recorded long ago, for they have denied our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. (vs 4 NLT)
Saying you found “Jesus in drag” is about as lowdown and juvenile as you can get, but to the untrained spiritual ear, its cotton candy on a sunny day at the county fair.
Bakker used the article to emphasize what drag queens (men who are confused about their gender identity) taught him about Jesus. For a so-called Christian evangelical-son-of-a-pastor to admit that it took him going to a drag show to learn that Jesus loves everyone is a pretty tragic public admission. Read more about gender confusion here and here.
But the spiritually blind say (and do) things that are at best one sided and in a vacuum devoid of full understanding. We’ve addressed the whole “thou shalt not judge” hammer verse in a special section.
Notice he also slipped in the fact that he was poisoning his body with nicotine and that he divorced his wife (reason unknown but it may have had something to do with him always dragging her into the dens of homosexual eroticism).
People picked up the saying from a song called What if God was one of us?. Well he’s not one of us. We were made in his image and his likeness. How greatly people’s description of God differs from his own.
God is not a man that he should lie, neither the son of man that he should repent. Has he not said it, will he not perform it? Numbers 23:19
GCM Watch advocates for full freedom and full restoration of men and women who are ensnared in gender identity confusion. See Javon Crockett’s testimony, Ricardo’s testimony and Darrell Thompson’s testimony.
What others are saying about Jay Bakker’s bag of religious tricks: