Christian Church–When Will You Stand Up & Speak Out?

This is being spoken from some  pulpits of churches filled with good and caring Christian people.

The intensity is getting worse.

Christians MUST make a decision to get educated on the issues of same-sex attracted people and the Bible.

While you remain passive and ignorant on these issues, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, and even those that are  believers are being dehumanized.

You MUST speak up.

In your silence, often the most  prominent Christian voice being heard is filled with “sacred hatred”, lies and half truths.

“Sacred hatred” is rampant.

If you hear the lies and the hate coming from your pulpit, stand up, move to the side, bow your heads and do not sit under these teachings.

Leave these churches. Tell them why you are leaving.

Get educated. Stand up. Speak out.

Both these messages were delivered on Mother’s Day, May 13, 2012 in Christian churches. One was delivered  in North Carolina where Amendment 1 was voted by popular vote into the NC State Constitution. Amendment 1 recognizes only a man and woman as the legally protected union in that state. The other was spoken in a church in  Houston, Texas.

This is Pastor Charles L. Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church, 3283 Providence Mill Rd, Maiden, NC 28650.

Email:  pastor@prbcnc.com

Next, is Pastor Gregg Matte, Senior Pastor, Houston First Baptist, 7401 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024.

Email: gregg.matte@HoustonsFirst.org

Go to minute mark 4:30 where Pastor Matte says:

Did you know that the average age of death for the homosexual is 41 and of AIDS is 37? One percent of the population lives to old age, 1%.

For clarity, this “statistic” is from Paul Cameron  (1994). At the height of the AIDS epidemic, Cameron collected 6,516 obituaries from 16 gay newspapers over a year and arrived at an “average” age of death of 41 for gay men.  And this is scientific research worth repeating in the House of God? This wholly discredited half truth has been “pulpit-worthy” for two decades.  Here is an excellent explanation of  the  Cameron “research” analyzed by Jim Burroway, BoxTurtle Bulletin.

When Pastor Matte repeated this “statistic” from the pulpit, I hope he is not intentionally lying.  I hope he is misinformed and will now be more careful. A correction and apology would be appropriate.

Minute mark 4:30, Happy Mother’s Day Moms of gay children.

Get educated.  Stand up. Speak out. 

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4 Responses to “Christian Church–When Will You Stand Up & Speak Out?”

  1. Jay Quine, Houston Texas June 7, 2012 at 7:00 am #

    Christian church growth is often misunderstood to refer to the increasing number of attendees and members of a church. Many churches that experienced significant increase in number admit the loss of good attributes of small churches such a closer fellowship and more focused care. Church growth that is desired by most churches is the growth in the quality of its members. They want to nurture their members to achieve a certain level of spiritual maturity that will enable them to extend the same nurturing to other people. However, the reality that as the church grows in number, church leaders find it more difficult to take care of them.

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  2. John June 5, 2012 at 11:45 pm #

    A Christian friend pointed your organization out as a reason to think perhaps not all evangelical Christians are cut from the same cloth. Frankly, that’s how I’ve felt for years, and this site is the only positive thing I’ve seen coming from the evangelical community recently.

    I’d like to thank you for being a voice of reason among a chorus of intolerant bigots, and I wish your luck in your message of tolerance and inclusion.

    John

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  3. RQC May 27, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    I wish the true Church of Christ would get the backbone to stand up to their obnoxious “brethren” (some brethren, like some relatives, should be left out in the middle of a corn field on a cold night).

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  4. Bruce Strine May 21, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

    I have already sent my email to Pastor (and I use the title very loosely) Worley at Providence Road Baptist Church. I am sickened by such hateful speech by someone who claims to speak on behalf of my loving and compassionate Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

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