Will Episcopals "bless" pedophile relationships?

The California Diocese of the Episcopal church has decided to “bless” homosexual relationships that are “monogamous”. Don’t laugh, they are serious. Perhaps the church will assign monogamy monitors  to each couple to ensure they do what they claim they are doing.

Bishop Chester Talton of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin in California has authorized clergy to bless the relationships of same-sex couples in church as “sacred unions.”

According to London’s Guardian, the move from Bishop Talton breaks a ban on blessing same-sex unions, an issue that has divided the Anglican Communion, which includes the U.S. Episcopal Church. Rowan Williams, the archbishop of Canterbury and head of the Anglican Communion, has declared his opposition to blessing same-sex unions.

The directive from Bishop Talton says that clergy may bless “same-gender civil marriages, domestic partnerships and relationships which are lifelong committed relationships characterised by fidelity, monogamy, mutual affection and respect [and] careful, honest communication,” reports the Guardian.

Like the Methodists who are simply aping the lost culture, the Episcopal  bishop’s rationalization for blessing what God has cursed is typical of the apostate church of today.  When challenged about sanctioning homosexual marriage, most progay clergy will invariably point to the opposition to mixed raced marriages. Why should we tell people who they can love?, they protest.

But if we fast forward a decade, will we see these same clergy justifying “intergenerational” sexual relationships by pointing to opposition of homosexual marriages? If we can’t tell a person who they can “love” (read:have sex with), then the door is already open for pedophiles to benefit from the “blessing” of homosexual marriage.

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.

Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 5: vss 20;24

 

Methodist clergy ignore damning homosexual "marriage" research

Minneapolis – Methodist clergy in Minneapolis are either ministers of satan of insane ministers of satan.   With research showing that homosexuals have no value for what we understand and practice in relationships as monogamy, they are pressing ahead to marry same gender partners.  Who cares about silly marital restrictions like adultery and nonmonogamy when “equality” is at stake?

Seventy Methodist “clergy” have decided they intend break church (nevermind the Word of God) law and marry off homosexuals no matter what.  While the homosexual community continues to speak out both sides of the neck about their so-called marriage, new information is out that homosexual marriage is more like snakes mating in dens than a counterpart to tradition heterosexual marriage. The truth is out, so read on.

“We joyfully affirm that we will offer the grace of the Church’s blessing to any prepared couple desiring Christian marriage,” reads the statement introduced this week at the 2011 Minnesota Annual Conference.

“We are convinced by the witness of others and are compelled by Spirit and conscience to act. We thank the many United Methodists who have already called for full equality and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the life of the Church.”

The Rev. Bruce Robbins, pastor of Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis, read the statement to clergy Wednesday during a time of personal privilege, the United Methodist News Service reported. By the end the day, 40 clergy members had signed the statement. As of Friday, the number of signers reached 70.

Although the statement is just a statement, publicly advocating for lawlessness and the breaking of church rule belies the heart of these religious heathens. All the platitudes about covenant, civility, equality and faithfulness are just euphemisms for sanctioning sin. When the leaders cause people to go astray and disobey the Word of God, God himself pronounces severe judgment on them.

Jeremiah 23:1 -2 Woe unto the shepherds that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith Jehovah. Therefore thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel, against the shepherds that feed my people: Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them; behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith Jehovah.

Read more at WJON

Speaking of homosexual marriage, here’s what the clergy are breaking God’s law to “bless”. A story in the New York Times said that a number of homosexual marriages are “successful” because they do not live by stupid rules like not committing adultery with multiple sex partners. The article was by undercover gay journalist Scott James. Remember him?

When Rio and Ray married in 2008, the Bay Area women omitted two words from their wedding vows: fidelity and monogamy.

“I take it as a gift that someone will be that open and honest and sharing with me,” said Rio, using the word “open” to describe their marriage.

Love brought the middle-age couple together — they wed during California’s brief legal window for same-sex marriage. But they knew from the beginning that their bond would be forged on their own terms, including what they call “play” with other women.

As the trial phase of the constitutional battle to overturn the Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage concludes in federal court, gay nuptials are portrayed by opponents as an effort to rewrite the traditional rules of matrimony. Quietly, outside of the news media and courtroom spotlight, many gay couples are doing just that, according to groundbreaking new research.

A study to be released next month is offering a rare glimpse inside gay relationships and reveals that monogamy is not a central feature for many. Some gay men and lesbians argue that, as a result, they have stronger, longer-lasting and more honest relationships. And while that may sound counterintuitive, some experts say boundary-challenging gay relationships represent an evolution in marriage — one that might point the way for the survival of the institution.

New research at San Francisco State University reveals just how common open relationships are among gay men and lesbians in the Bay Area. The Gay Couples Study has followed 556 male couples for three years — about 50 percent of those surveyed have sex outside their relationships, with the knowledge and approval of their partners.

That consent is key. “With straight people, it’s called affairs or cheating,” said Colleen Hoff, the study’s principal investigator, “but with gay people it does not have such negative connotations.”

The study also found open gay couples just as happy in their relationships as pairs in sexually exclusive unions, Dr. Hoff said. A different study, published in 1985, concluded that open gay relationships actually lasted longer.

None of this is news in the gay community, but few will speak publicly about it. Of the dozen people in open relationships contacted for this column, no one would agree to use his or her full name, citing privacy concerns. They also worried that discussing the subject could undermine the legal fight for same-sex marriage.

According to the research, open relationships almost always have rules.

So this is what the Methodist pastors want to bless?

How racists, slaveowners and progay clerics profit off misinterpreting scripture

You dont know Eric Dillard. Just consider him representative of the thousands of deceived religious gays who continue laboring to prop up a lie that has no legs. Dillard once supported deliverance from homosexuality, even singing on a song written about overcoming homosexuality. But false converts never remain true to Christ’s teachings.

“Let’s put everyone back in slavery. 2. Women, no rights for you at all. Sit in the back of the church and be seen and not heard. 3. If anyone gets divorced, women take cover because you’re about to be stoned. And on top …of that, none of you will be getting remarried and have it smiled on in the congregation of saints as we watch you walk down the aisle in your 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th tuxedo and white wedding dress.

When people refer to homosexuality as being a sin. We first need to know in “what” context it’s referring to and then what is the distinction of it. Because the way that the Bible (written by faulty men) states, even if you’re feminine you are not going to Heaven. That has nothing to do with being gay at all. The Amplified Bible goes further to call it out right homosexuality.So again, this is not about making homosexuality right. But if we’re going to be consistent. Let’s be consistent. How consistent are we really…..?

When confronted with the truth about their sins, religious homosexuals (just like their political counterparts) typically trot out a series of illogical arguments intended to somehow tie biblical teaching about homosexuality to other forms of human oppression.

The major flaw with this ideology is derived benefit. Derived benefit, in this case is something that is financially advantageous for those in power. The flawed logic used by the gay christian movement is severely juvenile in its scope. Its almost like a schoolyard “yo mama” perspective. Not only are Eric Dillard and his progay cohorts grossly misinformed about history and social movements, it appears they aid and abet the deception by claiming to be fighting against the very lie they now help to uphold.

Dillard’s premise that we must know what “context” sin is, is within itself a major sign that such a person is only seeking a derived benefit for themselves. In the eyes of God, sin has no “context”. Sin is any and everything, whether consensual or nonconsensual that defies God’s standards. It doesn’t matter who commits sin, whether its committed in thought or deed. If it falls short of God’s clearly stated standards of holiness and righteousness, it is sin. Only a foolish and disobedient mind would seek some sort of contextual exemption clause.

Now, let’s follow the money trail.

1 Timothy 6:10. For the love of money is the root of all evil.  Thus, money helps to supply what the evil hearts of men desire until it consumes all in its cyclic and systemic obsession.

1. Slaveowners derived a tangible financial benefit from misinterpreting scripture to keep blacks under the bondage of slavery. The perversion of religious teaching from the mouths of the slaveowners was simply a means to achieve an end. It was a calculated deception including forbidding the slaves to learn to read. Telling the slaves that God and/or the bible wanted the blacks to serve their white masters helped slaveowners to continue reaping the benefits of free labor estimated at billions of dollars.

“Slavery is fundamentally an economic phenomenon. Throughout history, slavery has existed where it has been economically worthwhile to those in power. The principal example in modern times is the U.S. South. Nearly 4 million slaves with a market value of close to $4 billion lived in the U.S. just before the Civil War. Masters enjoyed rates of return on slaves comparable to those on other assets; cotton consumers, insurance companies, and industrial enterprises benefited from slavery as well. Such valuable property required rules to protect it, and the institutional practices surrounding slavery display a sophistication that rivals modern-day law and business.”–The Economic History Association

2. Anti-suffrage males  fought against women’s rights primarily for financial gain. Sharing jobs with women meant that men would lose their dominant edge in the workplace, thus lose their financial power (and perks). Denying women the right to vote was simply a tool to keep them out of power while ensuring that money and jobs remained in the hands of men. Like the white slaveowners, the social oppression of women by men was all but assured to duplicate itself  in the church because the same men populated the church.

“The idea that the only “true” woman was a pious, submissive wife and mother concerned exclusively with home and family.” –History.com

Men derived a tangible financial benefit by misinterpreting scripture to keep women subservient and silent in the presence of men. Jesus himself restored the equality of women and at the same time maintained the order of God’s creation. And he did it with no conflicting variance. A man who finds a woman for a wife finds something good. And as a single woman, she is good before he marries her. But sharing power with women threatened the financial benefits men derived and thus twisting the scripture use but a natural progression to maintain the status quo. Like denying them the right to vote, keeping them silent and subservient in the church served the greater purpose.

3. The white jim crow racists of the 60s also financially benefited by misinterpreting scripture about the equality of African Americans. Using barriers of unjust laws and deceptive ideology, white racists kept in place the system that prevented African Americans from reaching positions of power and thus achieving equality with whites. Keeping blacks out of jobs that paid commensurate wages, kept black people out of power. Like the other deceptive and dehumanizing socio-religious pograms before the jim crow era, the power of money was the bottom line motivation. While segregationists could not en masse prevent blacks from gaining ground, in the south and pockets of other parts of the country, the tactics against them helped slow progress considerably.

Lying pay$ off

The clear common thread in all oppressive movements was financial gain which facilitated systemic power over another group.

But there exists no such financial benefit for people who correctly interpret scripture in reference to homosexual practices. No one who believes, teaches and upholds the sexual standards of the bible stands to benefit financially from doing so. In an ever increasing age of intolerant tolerance, such people and organizations actually are penalized for not falling in line with homosexual inclusion ideology.  Logically, for the church to be compared to the aforementioned oppressive movements, it would have to allow homosexual inclusion.

Therefore its the  religious progays who are financially benefiting from the misinterpretation of scripture just like slaveowners, anti-suffrage sexists and jim crow racists.

For example, the United Church of Christ was the first “major” US denomination to endorse homosexual marriage in 2005. That decision cost them over 200 local congregations. Faced with growing deficits, the UCC courted fringe gay religious groups. It benefited financially (and image-wise) from the influx of scores of fringe black pentecostalesque homosexual churches led by lesbian bishop Yvette Flunder. Now those churches (and other homosexual churches) bear the name UCC which gives them legitimacy. According to the Institute on Religion and Democracy, the UCC bled out over 1 million members in the last 40 years, with some 40,000 members running away from the sinking ship on its 50th anniversary year.

To counter this, homosexual (political and religious) activists have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into dead religious organizations, rewarding them for the benefit of lying about God’s standard for sexual expression. It was a major financial payoff in exchange for twisting scripture in favor of homosexual practices.

“Our gay dollars can turn the tide, sending a message that attacking us has grave consequences and the reprisals could very well cost a person a job or celebrity endorsements as we have seen with retracted statements and public apologies from Isaiah Washington and Tim Hardaway. Our gay dollars can also assert a proactive stance in which we frame the public religious discourse on our own terms. For example, “OutGiving is more than just a gathering of philanthropists – it’s a specific, focused, and streamlined roadmap to making your dollars do more … to increase capacity on the frontlines of the fight … where they can have the greatest impact,” Tim Gill, founder and chairman of the Gill Foundation, wrote in a open letter to this year’s conference participants. The time is now for us to assess our impact on American Christianity in this country, and to assert our muscle in today’s political landscape, especially against a party more set on winning votes at the ballot box than souls in the church.” –lesbian activist Rev. Irene Monroe

If  the progay clerics and organizations and had any intellectual honesty, they would inform their followers that they are part of a longstanding tradition of lying for financial gain. American slaveowners did it, the anti-suffragists did it, the jim crow racists did it and the pro homosexual apostate church is doing it.

Albert Mohler: Presbyterian gay clergy "total theological tragedy"

The head of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary summed up the Presbyterian Church’s recent drowning death by deception as a “total theological tragedy”.

Rev. Albert Mohler wrote that the “surrender” of the denomination to religious homosexual activism points to a deeper disease. An infection which is spreading throughout the body of Christ. GCM Watch even coined a term for it: Spiritual Immodeficiency Virus aka SIV.

But even beyond the specific issue of homosexuality, the church faced two of the most fundamental questions of Christian theology — the authority of the Bible and the Lordship of Christ. In making this change, the church clearly affirms that one may submit to the Lordship of Christ without submitting to the clear teachings of Scripture.

That is a fundamental error that leaves this denomination now in the implausible position of claiming to affirm the Lordship of Christ while subverting the authority of Scripture. The removal of the constitutional language about marriage and chastity, coupled with the removal of the language about repentance from what Scripture identifies as sin, effectively means that candidates and presbyteries may defy Scripture while claiming to follow Christ.

Clearly, this action could not have happened without this denomination having abandoned any required belief in the full authority, inspiration and truthfulness of the Bible long ago. This most recent decision sets the stage for the total capitulation of this church to the normalization of homosexuality — an act of open defiance against the Scriptures.

In a “churchwide letter” to the denomination, PC(USA) leaders stated:

“Reactions to this change will span a wide spectrum. Some will rejoice, while others will weep. Those who rejoice will see the change as an action, long in coming, that makes the PCUSA an inclusive church that recognizes and receives the gifts for ministry of all those who feel called to ordained office. Those who weep will consider this change one that compromises biblical authority and acquiesces to present culture. The feelings on both sides run deep.”

Well, the feelings no doubt run deep, but the injury to this church runs far deeper than feelings. This is yet another tragedy in the sad history of mainline Protestantism’s race toward total theological disaster.

Other churches should take note. These Presbyterians have been slowly drowning for a long time. God has finally let them sink into the abyss of deception. There is but one abject lesson to be gleaned from this. If you coddle and cater to the demands of religious homosexuals they will take over, dominate you and eventually pull you down into the darkness with them.

Expose letter predicts a financial doomsday for COGIC [updated]

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In a seven page letter with almost 4000 words[pdf], the Chief Operating Officer for the nation’s largest black pentecostal denomination has accused the church’s top legal man of a plethora of legal, ethical and financial improprieties. The letter, bearing the signature block of Elder James Smith, in effect predicted a looming financial doomsday for the Church of God in Christ and laid the blame at the feet of its  “incompetent” counsel  Enoch Perry III.

The contents of the undated letter was sent anonymously to GCM Watch and Report COGIC Abuse on Monday by a “concerned cogic saint on the east coast”. The letter was also sent to a blog which writes on clergy issues but with no identification of the sender. Its unclear if any other new media outlets received the information. The letter is addressed to the Church of God in Christ’s General Board and copied to its General Secretary.

While GCM Watch was in the process of verifying the authorship and authenticity of the letter, we were informed that Smith —in a telephone conversation with Atlanta-based blogger Kevin Oliver— refused to deny or affirm that he was the letter’s author.

“I told him that we received a letter purportedly written by him. I told him it was posted on PimpPreacher.com and asked him if he were aware of it and if he could confirm he is the author”

“He told me point blank, “I don’t do blogosphere. I don’t who you are or where you’re from and I haven’t seen it so I can’t comment on something I haven’t seen.”

“I then told him that “the blogosphere” is not what it once was, and that a lot of people get their news and information from blogs. I then asked him if I could have his email address so I could send him the article, or if he’d like to go to the site. He again stonewalled me, saying that he had “no interest in discovery” and that it would be inappropriate for him to comment.

Excuse me, but how juvenile and trifling can a person be? Elder Smith, (and yes I know youre reading this blog, just like you read several others)  if you didn’t write the letter, just  be a real man and say “no that letter was not written by me it is a forgery”. Or if you wrote it, just say, yes I wrote the letter.  With duplictious “leaders” like Smith in place in COGIC its no wonder why the church is falling into darkness.

Oliver said that although he informed Smith the letter was spreading across the internet,  Smith continued railing against “blogs”. Incidentally, GCM Watch was told by a source within COGIC that Presiding Bishop Blake had sent out a warning to church leaders to stay away from blogs on the internet.

Old news

This comes as no surprise to anyone who has read GCM Watch’s comprehensive reports on COGIC clergy sexual abuse and followed our documentation at Report COGIC Abuse. This is old news.  Here’s a review for those who have been vacationing on the planet Krylonogic for the past three years.

Surveying COGIC’s  Justice System

Under oath, COGIC legal counsel Enoch Perry makes stunning admissions

Is COGIC’s “zero tolerance” policy on clergy sexual abuse a failure?

Did Enoch Perry, COGIC’s top lawyer, reveal coverup strategy?

Enoch Perry deposition during Sherman Allen trial

Update April 1st – 1810 est

The rancor over the letter released by COGIC’s COO has been in essence refuted publicly by the church’s Presiding Bishop. In a letter released yesterday through its website , Bishop Blake said it was “unfortunate that private communication became public”. Although Blake praised Perry, he said the issue will be dealt with as an “internal” matter.

GCMW applauds Memphis church's escape from ECLA gay apostasy

Memphis – Gay Christian Movement Watch is applauding a Memphis church’s courageous decision to leave the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America over its wicked policy of affirming homosexuality.

Senior Pastor Dr. William E. White and the Lord of Life Lutheran Church decided they could no longer align themselves with leadership which held no regard for biblical truth.

Other Lutheran churches have fled with their spiritual integrity as the denomination installs more and more alien spirits in its midst. See this story and this one too.

Video courtesy of WREG Memphis.

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When Jane Soffos isn’t singing in the choir you might find her singing the praises of her church’s latest decision. Lord of Life Lutheran Church voted to leave its denomination.
Members say the national body strayed from traditional worship when it started blessing gay clergy and same-sex relationships.

“We think the ELCA is not being biblical and we want to stay in accordance with our beliefs in the Bible, explained Soffos. “The scriptures are really clear that the only proper arena for sexual relations is one man and one woman in the bonds of marriage,” said church pastor Dr. William White.

Members of the 500-person East Memphis congregation voted a second time, Sunday, to leave the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America or ELCA. They’re joining hands with the more moderate or conservative National Association of Lutheran Church.

“We felt like the movement of the denomination we were apart of was moving farther and farther away from what it meant to be a confessional Lutheran and it was undermining the authority of the word of God,” said White.
There are more than 10,000 ELCA congregations nationwide Since 2009 when the national body changed its stance, 374 congregations have voted to leave. 70 new congregations have been approved .

“It’s a theological issue,” explained Dr. White. There’s a difference between theology and civil rights.”
Pastor White and his congregations say the vote was about being faithful to their Christian beliefs.

Predictably, the anti-truth spin masters dropped the oft repeated who Jesus “hung out with” lie.

The head of the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community looked at it like this. ” The same people they’re trying to run from are the ones that Jesus would have hung out with and flocked to.”

Please add Dr. White and his congregation to your prayers and support especially if you live in the Memphis area.

Gay affirming Lutheran bishop dead at 75

A Lutheran bishop who went against scripture and defied denominational policy on ordaining homosexuals, is dead at 75 reports the Los Angeles Times.

The Rev. Paul Egertson, who was asked to resign as a Lutheran bishop in 2001 after violating church policy by participating in the ordination of a non-celibate lesbian minister, has died. He was 75.

Egertson, a senior lecturer at California Lutheran University and a longtime advocate for the inclusion of gays in the life of the church, died Wednesday of a heart attack at his home in Thousand Oaks, the college announced.

In 1994, Egertson was elected bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Southern California (West) Synod, which included Kern, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties. He defied church policy in 2001 by joining three retired bishops to ordain the Rev. Anita Hill. Gays and lesbians could be ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America only if they vowed to be celibate, and Hill was in a committed relationship.

“I went there because I wanted to protest this policy and ecclesiastical disobedience is a perfectly respectable form of protest speech,” Egertson told The Times after resigning. “I knew punishment would go along with this, but one theory of passive resistance is to break the laws and take the consequences so that the law is reconsidered.”

You can break man’s law, but breaking God’s law and encouraging others into rebellion against God will come to no good end. Some clergy like Egerston who turn their backs on the truth,  do so because of a  homosexual family member. Part of the responsibility of a bishop is to hold fast to the truth of the scriptures given to us by God.

Egertson’s eldest son, Greg, is gay and was denied ordination after graduating from a seminary because of the policy banning non-celibate gays. The ban was ended in 2009.

“My dad believed from the beginning that his beliefs and what he was seeking the church to do was the best thing for the church,” Greg Egertson said Sunday.

Its a sad testament that such people who should be standing for the truth and speaking it in love, even if it is a family member end up compromising and promoting sin. In 2007, Atlanta based gay cleric Dennis Meredith first defended his son’s homosexuality in opposition to scripture, then two years later announced his own homosexuality. But parents have a responsibility to tell their children the truth. It doesn’t matter if they are homosexual or robbing a bank, committing adultery or falsifying taxes, wrong is just wrong.

Perhaps at one point in his life Bishop Egerston knew and spoke the truth, but he turned against it and lobbied for the acceptance of a destructive lifestyle. In doing so, he too became guilty as a partaker of the sins of another.

Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them. Romans 1:32

Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men’s sins:  keep thyself pure. 1 Tim 5:22