Reposition yourself: TD Jakes 'spiritual son' does soft porn for gay marriage

One of the false convert/spiritual sons of Bishop TD Jakes has now repositioned/reinvented himself as an advocate of homosexual marriage. Michael Irvin made the announcement via a bizarre cover story in a homosexual magazine . Like most secular and church celebrities Jakes takes under his wing to “father”, this is just another glaring example of the true fruit of false teachers. Particularly, individuals with sex saturated pasts plus talent make them soft targets for false teachers in the church. Taking advantage of Irvin’s celebrity profile, TBN rushed to get him before Christian audiences, touting him as a Christian “who’s life was changed and as a result he can minister to others.” Jakes eagerly featured Irvin as a spokesman in his “Manpower” conferences. In 2006, the Atlanta Journal Constitution wrote that during Jakes’ “Megafest” conference “NFL greats Michael Irvin and Emmitt Smith paid tribute to Jakes, both calling him “daddy.” ”

But the degenerative influence of Bishop Jakes has now crested in the person of Irvin who wants African Americans to embrace homosexual marriage as normal.

To make his big announcement, Irvin posed sexually suggestive, half nude on the cover of a gay men’s magazine. The backstory justification for this bizarre advocacy by Irvin was his cross-dressing gay brother who died in 2006. An NBC DFW story reported that Irvin credits TD Jakes with helping him to accept his brother’s sexual and gender dysfunctions.

“Michael Irvin was never shy in speaking out on the football field, whether to remind an opponent that he had just been beat, or to rally his teammates on the sidelines. Now, Irvin is lending his voice to the fight for equality, appearing on the cover of this month’s issue of Out, a gay men’s magazine.

Irvin says in the article that his relationship with his brother Vaughan, an openly gay man who died of stomach cancer back in 2006, did a great deal to mold his views on same-sex relationships. According to the magazine, Irvin became aware of his brother’s sexuality in the seventies, after discovering Vaughan wearing women’s clothing, an experience that deeply affected the Hall of Fame receiver. Irvin has since reflected on the appearance with the help of Dallas Bishop T.D. Jakes.”

Even the Dallas Observer raised an eyebrow at the weird connection between the two:

“How can Irvin be both open to embracing a gay athlete and be a faithful follower in the flock of Potter’s House bishop T.D. Jakes? It is Jakes, remember, who — even after his son, Jermaine, was arrested in a gay sex sting in Dallas — calls homosexuality “brokenness” and promises to never hire a gay person into his sprawling ministry.”

If you are “surprised” about Irvin’s embrace of homosexuality, dont be. He’s been cultivating it for a while under the Jakes’ supervision. Irvin had been openly courting the homosexual community until last year when he was hit with a rape lawsuit from an alleged encounter with a woman 2007. As a result, ESPN summarily axed his show.

His gay [radio show] partner Cyd Ziegler Jr wrote: “This is a big loss for gay equality. Michael has been an incredible champion of including a gay voice on his show, even when management scratched their heads about having a gay guy on Dallas sports radio. It’s ironic that earlier this week the Dallas Morning News ran a story about how radio was Michael’s No. 1 priority.”

Its very interesting how people who creep into apostasy always end up fornicating with the homosexual community.  It seems to be a foreshadow of the bible’s depiction of Babylon. Revelation 18:1-5

After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven. He had great authority, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor.  With a mighty voice he shouted:

‘Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!’ She has become a dwelling for demons and a haunt for every impure spirit,
a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and detestable animal.
For all the nations have drunk  the maddening wine of her adulteries.
The kings of the earth committed adultery with her,  and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries.”

Then I heard another voice from heaven say:

“‘Come out of her, my people,’ so that you will not share in her sins,  so that you will not receive any of her plagues;
for her sins are piled up to heaven,  and God has remembered her crimes.

Read more about Bishop Jakes, his spiritual children and his history of homosexuality in our archives.

 

The god of gay christianity and its false prophet speak

False teacher Fredrick Haynes went to San Francisco to help promote a lie. He did that and more.  His July speech to the Black Church Summit, a puppet conference run by the left-wing gay political organization National Black Justice Coalition amounted to what was aegri somnia, the dreams of a very sick man.

For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear 1 Tim 4:3

That’s exactly what Haynes delivered to the gay christians in attendance. Like an irresponsible bartender serving drunks, he plied them with rapid-fire religious cliches and faux homiletics. Judging from this speech, it difficult why anyone would laud Haynes as “one the most respected pastors among this generation”.

The video is a little dark, but you can hear for yourself the junk food gay christians are gorging themselves with from the mouths of Haynes and fellow false prophets Yvette Flunder and Deborah Johnson.

Haynes tells a story about a bear and a dream before he laspes into Obama-worship. Nothing new there.

He then contrasts Obama’s election against the defeat of Prop 8 in California. He blames black folk (whom he characterizes as bears destroying the dream) for the defeat of gay marriage. Of course that was a lie, because the LA Times based its defeat of Prop 8 on overblown exit poll data, but Haynes never mentioned that.

In fact this information was out in public more than seven months before Haynes’s speech. But such facts would have complicated his prepackaged lie. That’s the lowest form of pandering in existence. For all his so-called education, its unfortunate that Haynes is but another educated fool sucked in by the lie of homosexuality.

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Eph 5:6

Even more tragic are the misguided people who would rather make homosexuals feel good rather than telling them they can be free from their sexual and spiritual slavery. How about that: a slave that’s fat and happy.

Gay christians and their scientific god

That was the case with Washington Post pundit Joel Engardio who wrote that the recent American Psychological Association (APA) ruling on homosexuality was “good news for gay christians.” It was because the god of gay christianity is science which has supported their rebellious, self imposed lie that homosexuality is normal and can’t be changed. Science, as interpreted by the amoral APA, excludes sexual morality. That’s welcome news to gay christians. Their god has exempted them from having to repent and turn away from their sin.

“…why then are there 13,000 gays at GCN – some traumatized by the ex-gay movement and others afraid of being subjected to it – who still want to be gay Christians? Because they believe God has room for gays who want to worship him. The conversations at GCN, online and at in-person conventions, don’t ignore the scriptures that admonish same-sex attractions. Leviticus and Corinthians are discussed and debated. Weight is given to the fact Jesus himself never spoke directly about gays. The dogma matters to them because these gays care what the Bible says. They just want to be able to practice their faith without denying who they are.”

Let’s see here. Gay christians just want to be able to practice their “faith” without denying who they are. Have they never taken the opportunity to read Matthew 16:24?

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

I checked the entire book and chapter and it contains no exemptions for people with homosexual issues. In fact, Jesus adds that anyone not willing to do as he said is not worthy to be his disciple. So gay christians by rejecting Jesus’ command in favor of your sexually immoral “orientation”, you’ve excluded yourself from relationship with God.

And you cant excuse that with the “but he loves everybody” line.

One brave bishop speaks up

Bishop James Stanton says the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas won’t join in the Episcopal Church’s growing acceptance of gay unions. The bizarre consecration of a homosexual bishop Vickie Gene Robinson in 2003 jumpstarted a war within the church that has now  begun again with the church removing all restrictions to having more gay bishops.  In his letter to the constituents of the Dallas diocese (and a shot at the heretical Episcopal leadership] Stanton affirmed the following:

“We will not consent to the election of a bishop living in a same-sex relationship, and we will not allow the blessings of same-sex relationships,” Stanton said in a letter to clergy.

• The Diocese of Dallas will continue to hold up and proclaim the apostles’ teaching that is the ground of Christian fellowship, and the foundational promise of our Baptismal vows.

• We will continue to stand with the larger Church in affirming the primacy of Scripture, the sanctity of marriage and the call to holiness of life.

• We will not consent to the election of a bishop living in a same‐sex relationship, and we will no tallow the blessings of same‐sex relationships in this diocese.

• We will continue to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, engage in mission at home and abroad, plant new congregations and make disciples of our Lord.

These commitments are in keeping with the historic teaching of the Holy Scriptures as held by the vast majority of the Anglican Communion, and, for that matter, the Church throughout the centuries.

Read the entire letter here.

Pastor Clint Brown takes a partner

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Pastor Clint Brown of Orlando, FL is a “nationally known” gospel music industry worker featured with Rod Parsley and other televangelist platforms. He’s also been featured in the news as another prosperity pimp who divorced his wife. According to the local ABC affiliate, court records revealed Brown spent $70,000 of church money on women’s clothes his wife and daughter say they never saw.

That being noted, on July 25, Brown will be partnering with Jeff Ferguson to present  what is billed as an “educational event” entitled “You Can Write A Song”.

While we have no problem with people learning how to write songs, we do have a problem with it being presented at a church and with Jeff Ferguson leading it.

Its no secret today’s church is being overrun with double agents who attempt to play both sides of the doctrinal fence at the expense of unsuspecting people. Unfortunately individuals like Ferguson are being dishonest about their associations with the gay christian movement.

Ferguson’s bio is chocked full of Christian luminaries:

As a gospel singer, Jeff has provided the special music/worship for noted speakers including Bishop T.D. Jakes, Rod Parsley, John Bevere, Jerry Savelle, Mike Murdock and Dr. Lawrence Kennedy. Jeff has performed his music from pentecostal campmeetings to a full concert at Robert Schuller’s Crystal Cathedral.

As a songwriter, Jeff’s songs have been recorded hundreds of times by artists including T.D. Jakes, Beverly Crawford, Cece Winans, Clint Brown, Micah Stampley, Vickie Winans, The Crabb Family, Vicki Yohe, The Prestonwood Choir, The Christ Church Choir, The Greenes, Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, Ivan Parker and Dottie Peoples.

But why doesn’t Ferguson mention that he’s also performed at gay christian churches and conferences? Is he ashamed of that or does he fail to mention it because he knows it will cause him to lose money from churches? Why do we allow people to cavort privately with false brethren and false teachers and then come back (with those spirits) pretending to “lead people into the presence of God”? GCM Watch noted that although Ferguson’s schedule is full of dates, he carefully omits location information on his singing engagements.

We noted the same disingenuous behavior with gospel  singer Kirk Talley. And as we discovered with former southern gospel singer Ray Boltz, these singers code their music with their sin. Ironically, Ferguson released an album entitled “No Secrets” which a gay church proudly highlighted. On another album he pens a song entitled “It doesn’t matter who you are”.

The problem is that these so-called music ministers are really money hustlers who take every opportunity to deceive churches for the sake of mammon. Who are they really ministers of if money becomes a motivation in being deceptive?

In August 2008, Ferguson was a guest at White Rock Community Church in Dallas, a gay church which teaches false gay christian theology on homosexuality.  Does Ferguson agree with them that its natural for men to engage in sexual relations with other men (Amos 3:3)? White Rock Church says Paul is wrong in Romans 1:

“The reality is that “unnatural” usually means something you don’t want to do, rather than something that is really UNnatural. It’s unnatural to shave. It’s unnatural to eat popcorn from the microwave. It’s unnatural — isn’t it? — to fly in big metal tanks (I mean, if God wanted us to fly, God would’ve given us wings.) But it sure would be unnatural to give it up now, wouldn’t it? Is it unnatural for a certain number of people in every culture and time to fall in love with members of their own sex? Actually, no.”

In September 2008, Ferguson appeared at the Midwest SpiritQuest Conference, a gathering of homosexuals of the apostolic flavor. The conference is fronted by a church which refuting an article condemning homosexual practice by the United Pentecostal Church claimed (among other things) that homosexuals are forced into homosexuality by churches who won’t accept them as…homosexuals. [source]

In November 1999, Ferguson headlined the fifth anniversary celebration of a homosexual church in Virginia.

You’ll never see any of this on Ferguson’s biography or websites. Why? Because this is part of the deceptive practices of the enemy. But the scriptures clearly admonish to stay away from people who do and approve of such things. Not only should we stay away from them, we should expose them by warning others of their deceptive practices.

You can be sure that no immoral, impure, or greedy person will inherit the Kingdom of Christ and of God. For a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. Don’t be fooled by those who try to excuse these sins, for the anger of God will fall on all who disobey him. Don’t participate in the things these people do. For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light! For this light within you produces only what is good and right and true. Carefully determine what pleases the Lord. 11 Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them. Ephesians 5:5-11 NLT

Addendum 07.15.09
A very interesting read of a secular reporter’s account[scroll down midway] of his visit to Clint Brown’s church FaithWorld in October 2005.

“No doubt, Clint Brown is one animated speaker. He paces the stage, he screams at the audience, and they scream back. That said, I had trouble figuring out exactly what message Brown wanted to convey. He was, to put it bluntly, all over the place. He talked about the literal seven-day creation, and then skipped to something about God giving him the talent to praise more than to preach, then to women not pursuing men, then to homosexuality being bad, and back to the idea that giving the church money is good. But he is entertaining, and he did end with an altar call that produced a number of raised hands signaling new converts, so all’s well that ends well.

Two lines stick out from Brown’s sermon. The first: “Man and man don’t fit, and if it don’t fit, acquit!” This got huge applause, and though I’m not sure if it technically makes sense, the point is that gays are sinful, based upon the in-hole/out-hole theory of sexuality. The second: “Women, quit running around chasing [men] and let them come to you because you don’t need them.” While some feminists might cheer this line on, in context it was actually a call for chastity and came during a discussion of to what degree men should be leaders of the household. At least I think so; like I said, the sermon was a bit disjointed.”

If Brown really is against homosexuality (although he may not have the moral voice to do so) he should inform Ferguson that partnering with him is off lest he be further spiritually contaminated. Or perhaps he’s changed his views in the last 3 years?

Bible abuse alert! UMC pastor calls homosexuality "clean"

united_methodist_churchLike the racists of the jim crow era who falsely claimed the bible supported slavery and subjugation of black people, a United Methodist pastor in Dallas says God has made homosexuality “clean”.

According to a story in the Dallas Morning News, Rev. Diana Holbert told her diverse East Dallas congregation that homosexuality is not a big issue in the Bible and that Christians should be more focused on subjects such as health care, greed in the corporate world, and the welfare of children.

Before the sermon, Holbert told listeners that she only wanted to hear from them if they had a positive response to her message. She couldnt bear any “negativity.”

She based her sermon [pdf] on Acts 10:9-28, 34-48. “‘What God has made clean, you must not call profane,’ ” Holbert said.

So does Holbert’s revisioning of Acts 10 lend itself to even the slightest sound teaching? Of course not.

Like the slave masters before her, Holbert uses a sleight of mouth to arrive at her conclusion that God made homosexuality clean. False teachers in the gay christian movement shamelessly employ a form of allegorical perspective which allows an individual the unrestricted freedom to remove real or apparent contradictions between Scriptures and current beliefs. This is how they neuter parts of the Bible that stand in the way of their cleverly crafted, but false beliefs. Practitioners of this roguish form of interpretation replace clear scriptural truth and revelation with whatever cultural context fits their presupposed ideology.

Using allegorical liberties, Holbert repositions Cornelius the centurion alongside gays creating a false parallel between the two based on the broadest commonality possible.

God often moves beyond our boundaries, guiding us to accept and to include those on the margins. We see Jesus doing that over and over with the company he kept, especially as he shared a meal, caught in the act of radical hospitality with the discards of society.
God doesn’t discard or discriminate. “The Holy Spirit is no respecter of persons,” I often heard at Hamilton Park. “If you’re not careful, the Holy Spirit might just jump on you!” It’s a scary thing, this Holy Spirit that interrupts. Scary until you realize that the Spirit is motivated 100% by love, sent by a trustworthy God to a people who think they have all the answers. I like the interruptions of this Spirit that draws us in its tether.

I wont go into how she mischaracterizes the Holy Spirit. But the only observable commonalities between Cornelius and gays are that they are human. Being human has no inherent qualifications of holiness. Respect, yes. Holiness, no. What’s more Cornelius wasn’t committing sexual immorality as a gentile, the bias against him was only because he was a gentile. Race and gender are immutable human characteristics. Sexual conduct isnt. One can change from heterosexual to homosexual and vice versa or engage in no sexual activity at all simply by choice. Thus, the comparison between Cornelius and homosexuals is a patently false one. We explained the Apostles’ restrictions to the gentiles in this post Are gay christians the new gentiles?

Holbert peppers her faux sermon with tired cultural arguments intended to divert attention from the fact that she’s doing a shell game with the scriptures in front of her. Such arguments do nothing but hype the emotional sensitivities of the listeners and keep them in “happy” in bondage.   And she has the nerve to call Dr. Jeffries “anti-scholastic.”

And what about the word itself getting caught in biblical interpretation? The word “homosexuality” never occurs once in either Testament. It would appear that this issue is a tempest in this teapot.

The chronological appearance of a word in our lexicon does not invalidate its meaning. If it did, the word gay would be invalid as well. The word gay, in association with same gender conduct, first appeared in contemporary lexicons in 1889 and was used by a male prostitute. In America, the consensus is that it was not used publicly in this context until the 1930s. What’s more the word “gay” does not appear in either biblical testament. So if we must invalidate use of the word homosexuality simply because it doesn’t occur in the bible, we must invalidate use of the word gay which also doesnt exist in scripture.

But don’t expect to hear this from Holbert or the other progay lemmings currently running around the church preaching about “love”. Their agenda is clear: dismantle God’s word no matter how low they have to stoop to do it.

Bible abuse alert! UMC pastor calls homosexuality “clean”

united_methodist_churchLike the racists of the jim crow era who falsely claimed the bible supported slavery and subjugation of black people, a United Methodist pastor in Dallas says God has made homosexuality “clean”.

According to a story in the Dallas Morning News, Rev. Diana Holbert told her diverse East Dallas congregation that homosexuality is not a big issue in the Bible and that Christians should be more focused on subjects such as health care, greed in the corporate world, and the welfare of children.

Before the sermon, Holbert told listeners that she only wanted to hear from them if they had a positive response to her message. She couldnt bear any “negativity.”

She based her sermon [pdf] on Acts 10:9-28, 34-48. “‘What God has made clean, you must not call profane,’ ” Holbert said.

So does Holbert’s revisioning of Acts 10 lend itself to even the slightest sound teaching? Of course not.

Like the slave masters before her, Holbert uses a sleight of mouth to arrive at her conclusion that God made homosexuality clean. False teachers in the gay christian movement shamelessly employ a form of allegorical perspective which allows an individual the unrestricted freedom to remove real or apparent contradictions between Scriptures and current beliefs. This is how they neuter parts of the Bible that stand in the way of their cleverly crafted, but false beliefs. Practitioners of this roguish form of interpretation replace clear scriptural truth and revelation with whatever cultural context fits their presupposed ideology.

Using allegorical liberties, Holbert repositions Cornelius the centurion alongside gays creating a false parallel between the two based on the broadest commonality possible.

God often moves beyond our boundaries, guiding us to accept and to include those on the margins. We see Jesus doing that over and over with the company he kept, especially as he shared a meal, caught in the act of radical hospitality with the discards of society.
God doesn’t discard or discriminate. “The Holy Spirit is no respecter of persons,” I often heard at Hamilton Park. “If you’re not careful, the Holy Spirit might just jump on you!” It’s a scary thing, this Holy Spirit that interrupts. Scary until you realize that the Spirit is motivated 100% by love, sent by a trustworthy God to a people who think they have all the answers. I like the interruptions of this Spirit that draws us in its tether.

I wont go into how she mischaracterizes the Holy Spirit. But the only observable commonalities between Cornelius and gays are that they are human. Being human has no inherent qualifications of holiness. Respect, yes. Holiness, no. What’s more Cornelius wasn’t committing sexual immorality as a gentile, the bias against him was only because he was a gentile. Race and gender are immutable human characteristics. Sexual conduct isnt. One can change from heterosexual to homosexual and vice versa or engage in no sexual activity at all simply by choice. Thus, the comparison between Cornelius and homosexuals is a patently false one. We explained the Apostles’ restrictions to the gentiles in this post Are gay christians the new gentiles?

Holbert peppers her faux sermon with tired cultural arguments intended to divert attention from the fact that she’s doing a shell game with the scriptures in front of her. Such arguments do nothing but hype the emotional sensitivities of the listeners and keep them in “happy” in bondage.   And she has the nerve to call Dr. Jeffries “anti-scholastic.”

And what about the word itself getting caught in biblical interpretation? The word “homosexuality” never occurs once in either Testament. It would appear that this issue is a tempest in this teapot.

The chronological appearance of a word in our lexicon does not invalidate its meaning. If it did, the word gay would be invalid as well. The word gay, in association with same gender conduct, first appeared in contemporary lexicons in 1889 and was used by a male prostitute. In America, the consensus is that it was not used publicly in this context until the 1930s. What’s more the word “gay” does not appear in either biblical testament. So if we must invalidate use of the word homosexuality simply because it doesn’t occur in the bible, we must invalidate use of the word gay which also doesnt exist in scripture.

But don’t expect to hear this from Holbert or the other progay lemmings currently running around the church preaching about “love”. Their agenda is clear: dismantle God’s word no matter how low they have to stoop to do it.