GCMW releases its “12 Heroes of the Faith” list for 2012

As 2012 comes to a close, GCM Watch takes time to honor and highlight the uncommon faith and courage of men and women from across a spectrum of occupations and backgrounds came face to face with the wall of social intimidation and threats from the gay rights bullies.  Inspiring us all, these 12 heroes have risen up and made significant impact even during times where homosexuality, a state supported vice, carries real penalties for those who oppose it.  These men and women show us that holding fast to God’s word and standing strong in the face of persecution is what honors God. May God bless, keep and prosper these heroes of the faith.

1. Pastor Robert Anderson, pastor of Colonial Baptist Church in Randalstown, MD came under fire when he cited a key passage of scripture which says homosexual activity is “worthy of death”. Gay rights groups immediately began pressuring Pastor Anderson to disavow his remarks, which he refused to do. [read more]

2. Mr. Don Cathy, president of Atlanta based Chick Fil A set off a blazing national firestorm when on a Christian radio interview, he defended male-female marriage and said that God was not pleased with how America was moving away from his relational model. Homosexual activists went into attack mode and accused Cathy and his successful food chain of “homophobia” and “hatred”. They mounted anti CFA pr campaigns which backfired after millions of Americans rallied around Cathy and CFA on Aug 1st, rewarding their stand with record breaking sales. [read more]

3. Pastor Patrick Wooden, pastor of Upper Room COGIC in Raleigh, NC was a key leader in the successful effort to amend the North Carolina state constitution banning homosexual marriage. Despite personal contravention from President Obama and his black clergy surrogates, Pastor Wooden rallied thousands to preserve male-female marriage while remaining steadfast and unmovable under a numerous attacks from proObama black clergy, the NAACP and gay activists.  [read more]

4.  There weren’t many black pastors willing to speak out against Obama’s obsession with homosexual marriage, but  one Kansas City, MO pastor did. Rev. Jarvis L. Collier of Pleasant Green Baptist Church, outlined five points as to why the president had all but lost his standing and what little racial and moral capital he had upon entering the White House. Rev. Jarvis reminded us as to why homosexual marriage is a civil threat to every community of people. [read more]

5. Pastor Margaret Court, the top seeded tennis star from Australia and 62-time Grand Slam champion (24 singles, 19 women’s doubles, 19 mixed) did what every pastor would do. She told the truth about homosexuality. “Politically correct education has masterfully escorted homosexuality out from behind closed doors, into the community openly and now is aggressively demanding marriage rights that are not theirs to take,” she said. Her truth drew the ire of numerous tennis luminaries such as Billie Jean King and lesbian Martina Navratilova who called the truth “frightening”. Gays activists attempted to bar her from participating in tennis related events, but Court remained strong in faith and conviction. “There is no reason to put forward alternative, unhealthy, unnatural unions as some form of substitute,” she said. [read more]

6. Like a true champ, University of Nebraska Assistant Coach Ron Brown faced down angry rhetoric and hateful mischaracterizations after he challenged same sex marriage at an Omaha city council meeting in April. He warned council members they would be held to “great accountability for the decision you are making.”  Sensing “The question I have for you all is, like Pontius Pilate, what are you going to do with Jesus?” Brown asked. “Ultimately, if you don’t have a relationship with him, and you don’t really have a Bible-believing mentality, really, anything goes… At the end of the day it matters what God thinks most.” The veteran coach  didn’t retreat or minimize his stand. Instead he remarked it would be an “honor” to be fired for his beliefs. [read more]

7. Dr. Jamal Hopkins was enjoying a standout career as a professor at Atlanta’s Interdenominational Theological Seminary. That is until a homosexual rights coworker became enraged that Hopkins had shared a book with his class about homosexuality from a biblical perspective. The woman began a vicious and false campaign to deprive Dr. Hopkins of his career and his position. [read more]

8. Kirk Cameron, star of the unforgettable 80s sitcom “Growing Pains” emerged as a leading voice of evangelism through his Way of the Master series. But after an appearance on a CNN talk show, he became the target of gay rights smears. Why? Because he said: “I think that it’s unnatural, that it’s detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.” [read more]

9. Mr. Anthony Falzarano after living a life as a homosexual partner of a well known government official, Anthony found Jesus Christ and founded Parents and Friends of Exgays. He became a passionate and vocal advocate of change from homosexuality even until his death in 2012. His confrontational demeanor caused homosexual activists to both fear and yet despise him. But as a faithful servant and dedicated husband, Falzarano consistently worked to educate and raise awareness about freedom from homosexuality, even having to rebuke Exodus International and its president for false teachings. Rest in peace faithful servant. [read more]

10. Bishop Mark J. Lawrence, the bishop of the South Carolina Episcopal diocese,  courageously defied the vindictive ruler of the Episcopal Church  and led his flock to safety.  Lawrence was the target of  homosexual activists aka “gay christians” in the Episcopal church because he refused to accept their sinful acceptance of homosexuality. Sadly, the Episcopal organization has become almost unrecognizable as a Christian denomination. [read more]

11. Kiana “Kiwi” Dennis was a top lesbian nightclub promoter whose success was unrivaled in her home state of Michigan where she had built a top level entertainment venue for gays. But she left it all to follow Jesus Christ and afterward a period of growing discipleship established Blood, Sweat and Tears ministry to help other gays and lesbians who wanted out of “the lifestyle” find peace, joy and healing in Christ. [read more]

12. Citing his biblical beliefs, the mayor of Portsmouth, Ohio quickly rejected a homosexual city councilman’s invitation to join a gay rights political group and set off a developing war of words. According to the Portsmouth Daily Times, Kevin Johnson sent Mayor David Malone an email telling him to get on board the gay marriage train but was met with quick and stiff resistance. Johnson wanted the mayor to sign onto a gay marriage support statement simply because other mayors had done so. But the mayor flatly refused to comply, inspiring other public officials to remain true to their convictions. [read more]

 

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