Dear Berean Family, By now you may know that my words, from Sunday morning's sermon, about effeminate behavior in children are being completely taken out of context by those in the LGBT community. (Nearly every article is misquoting me.)Clearly, I... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
I am a Christian counselor in Michigan and can assure you that I have been searching the Bible for any rationalizations for behaviors you have condoned that for all intensive purposes constitutes child abuse. We have enough problems in this society without our own promoting a non loving, violent approach to problems best addressed with Christ's perfect example. Your retraction was necessary and I would hope that in the future your responsibility in the pulpit receives God's special dispensation through the Holy Spirit and not the spewing of a personal rant.
I am not sure what is more disturbing about your sermon. The "divine authority" you cited for the abuse of children, or the eagerness of your congregation to agree and applaude to it. There will no doubt be people who will point to your speech as to why they can and do abuse the children they are supposed to love and protect. Your views are dispicable. Good people will do good things. Evil people will do evil things. But it takes religion to make good people do and say evil things. I shiver at the thought that you will continue to lead people, lie to children, and preach hatred and immoral ideas day after day.