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Indianapolis House of God church victim of gay church deception

Channel 8 WISHTV carried this interesting story involving a gay church in Indianapolis.

A church congregation that was expecting to share space with another was forced to worship outside on Sunday. Now, the pastor is threatening to take legal action. The pastor of Powerhouse Church of Indianapolis gave 24-Hour News 8 a copy of the contract he had with The House of God Church to use its facility. He said when they showed up for their first service this morning, they weren’t allowed inside. A church isn’t just defined by its four walls. It’s defined by the people who worship there. And standing under the sun along Schofield Avenue, members of Powerhouse Church of Indianapolis proudly put that on display.

Who wrote this “news story”, one of the church members? Since when does a real reporter editorialize in a news story about whether the church is a true representative of a biblical congregation or not? But we digress on the media’s incestuous desires for all things gay. The House of God made no comment as to the reason why it denied access to the incognito gay church.

mq“This was to be our first service here. We had signed a temporary lease for three months to worship here while we were in transition to our next space,”  said the church leader Keith McQueen. “We gave them money, we had signatures and when we showed up, we were denied access not only to the church, but even onto the property.”

Some are calling the situation a publicity stunt to attract more members.  Given the slant of the report, it sounds like they found someone willing to whip up the emotive frenzy in the church’s favor.

Pastors beware, homosexual churches have went full scale incognito! Before you allow any church to rent your facility, you should inquire as to their beliefs on homosexuality. Ask pointed, direct questions about the church’s doctrine, the lifestyle of the pastor or leader and who they are connected to. In addition do some basic online research to see who these people are BEFORE you agree to let sex heretics use your facility to “worship” a god different than the one you know to be true. In addition, update your  bylaws and policies NOW to reflect what activities are allowed on your property.

This deception is something GCM Watch pointed out before here. Gay churches are disguising their true identities for one reason: to gain access that in most cases they could never have. In order to accomplish that four deceptive tactics are used.

1. They no longer own the term “gay” in connection with their churches. Now, the term of choice is “inclusive”, “inclusion” or “LGBTQI”. They dont want to be known as a gay church for same reason they dropped identifying with the term homosexual. Once inclusion becomes a liability, they will drop it as well and find another deceptive term to hide behind.
2. They have names that ape pentecostal churches i.e. Powerhouse
3. They ape church titles, forms of dress, etc. Wearing long robes, clergy collars, calling themselves bishops, apostles, etc.
4. Speaking “churchanese” which fools unsuspecting churches, especially those who need the extra money.

Whether the House of God church could legally do what they did is for the law to decide.

Bishop David Maxwell renounces all support for homosexual marriage

Good news to report amidst the serial bad news that continues to gush from the office chambers of the apostate wing of American Christianity. Bishop David Maxwell a former vocal supporter of homosexual marriage and its rider issues, strongly denounced it and renounced his support of it in an May 19th oped.

Via the Gospel Herald:

One of Lansing, Michigan’s most prominent Black pastors, Bishop David Maxwell, had been quoted in the press in May of 2012, as saying that he agreed with homosexuals and lesbians who say that so called gay marriage is a “civil right”.

bishopdavidmaxwellMaxwell, Pastor of Eliezer Temple Church in Lansing, Michigan, has also served as head of Mayor Virg Bernero’s Office of Faith-based Initiatives, was quoted as saying:

“Many of my comrades in the faith community have a struggle and cannot separate the theology with the civics of the president executing fairness and equity for all persons, It’s a civil right. The sad thing about it is: You would have thought that the African-American pastoral or theological community would have sensitivity when they themselves have struggled civil rights-wise.”

Maxwell also praised President Barack Obama for promoting an agenda to redefine marriage as other than between one man and one woman, “”I think the president is to be commended. He did not allow his own Christian philosophy or theology to dominate his presidential responsibility.” However, in a recent letter dated May 19, 2014, Bishop Maxwell has clearly changed his mind regarding his support of marriage redefinition and his criticism of predominantly Black churches as being “homophobic”.

“After reading statements attributed to me in a recent article, of which did not completely state my position on same sex marriage, and may lead some to view my statements as an endorsement of sort of same sex marriage. I am compelled to set the record straight”.

Maxwell also recanted all of his previous accusations against black churches for being “homophobic”.

Read Maxwell’s full letter

Meet Obama’s new baby: Executive Order 11246

ObamagayAfter being pregnant for several years, President Barack Obama finally delivered a diseased baby.
“Many of you have worked for a long time to see this day coming.”, he told an audience on July 21st in the White House East Room.

And in keeping with the perverted upside down homosexual agenda, Obama wasn’t the father. He took on the role of the mother. The homosexual rights movement was the father.

Red State has all the details of what the new executive order amendment will mean for all US churches and nonprofits who hold the belief that homosexuality is a sin. After all, this was tailor made to persecute them and them only.

He With a Pen and a Phone will sign an executive order today forcing all private companies with government contracts to adopt policies giving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender applicants special protection.  There is no exemption for religious beliefs or conscience, except in the very narrow case of “ministerial” employment (clergy).
Most large, for profit companies already have non-discrimination policies, and most of them have detailed gender identity protections.  Even most small companies that deal with the government are used to hiring quotas, 8A requirements, and other federal red tape.  This executive order is targeted at one group in particular: non-profits.

 It means that non-profit, religious groups, such as church-based daycare centers, adoption services, and soup kitchens will, in order to receive federal money, be forced to hire transgender and cross-dressing men and women, who don’t agree with the organization’s own values.  In fact, they’ll be forced to hire people who work against the organization’s values and conscience.

Obama’s signature will accomplish by fiat much of what the failed ENDA legislation would have done, with two key differences.  ENDA had broad exemptions which were negotiated into the latest drafts, which would protect most religious organizations from having their core values violated, and ENDA would have applied nationally, across the board.

Today’s executive order has none of the exemptions, and applies only to organizations accepting government funds.  This will push most religious organizations out of any partnerships with government programs, hindering their funding.  A scenario like this happened in Massachusetts in 2006, when Catholic Charities shuttered their adoption service rather than comply with Mass’ rule to allow homosexuals to adopt using their service.

The hope is that such groups who will hold fast to their beliefs will be denied the money and/or sued by some test case gay activist. That of course, will leave the money open for liberal groups to grab up and enrich themselves. Its also important to note that the original plan of attack by homosexual activists was the so called ENDA (Employment NonDiscrimination Act). They had been trying to get ENDA passed since 1994. This was their grand slam plan to finally get revenge on churches that wouldn’t “hire” them. But when ENDA  included religious exemptions, homosexuals dropped it quicker than a black conservative speaker at an NAACP meeting. Read this. The ONLY reason this piece of prime time legislation they had pinned all their hopes on for the last 20 years was dropped was because it would not persecute any churches. So, with his Executive Order Obama gave them what they really wanted. Not, employment equality. Revenge.

What’s not being mentioned (because they don’t want to alarm democrat influenced black churches) is how this executive order will damage the massive number of inner city black churches who depend on federal aid to operate their community programs.  Most of the news stories will focus on Catholics and Southern Baptists whom they hold up as poster children of gay hate.  Just know that’s an intentional part of the deception. Most of these black churches hold unwaveringly to the belief that homosexuality is a sin.  Back in 2007, President Bush sent out an urgent plea telling black churches they were “missing out” of tons of federal aid money. Many of them went running to get it. Now, Obama has them trapped.

This is reminiscent of what happened when President Clinton demanded that black folk and their churches get preferential treatment in housing and building loans from corporations like Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Clinton wanted to live up to his title as the “first black president” so he pushed hard to increase black home ownership. As banks and other financial institutions saw the potential to exploit financially ignorant blacks who desperately wanted to get into the “wealth building” phenom being preached to them nonstop from pulpits, an epic deception exploded. It became known as “predatory lending”. Since then, many churches have went into foreclosure and many black church members have lost the homes they testified “God blessed them with”.

GCMW told you in September 2013, this was coming.

“Not only that, they [gay activists] want the case against him to be the template against all of us who have like beliefs. We’ve prophesied this many times that homosexuals are eaten up with revenge. Every law they pass and every policy they advocate is about one thing: revenge.”

If a church accepts a 501(c)3 status it is granting the state the right to define a church as well as what a church can and cannot do, can and cannot say. Who they can and cannot accept or affirm. If a church refuses to submit to the requirements of the state (such as a requirement to marry two men or hire homosexuals who seek to destroy its belief system) the state can then penalize the 501(c)3 organization.

Homosexuals activists have been lusting for the day when they could tie “discrimination policies” to federal aid benefits, including 501c3.  As Obama reminded them, they have worked hard to see this day come to pass. Now, Obama has delivered.

God or mammon? The choice is now before you because you cannot serve both.

 

National Baptist Convention forbids its military chaplains to conduct gay weddings

national-baptist-conventionVia Black Christian News, we learn the nation’s largest African American Baptist organization in January released an Official Policy Statement to its military chaplains telling them they ‘are not to participate in any activity that implies or condones same sex marriage or same sex union.” The National Baptist Convention with headquarters in Nashville

On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States deemed unconstitutional Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which states “the word ‘marriage’ means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word ‘spouse’ refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or wife.” On August 14, 2013, the Office of Secretary of Defense announced that same-gender married couples serving in the military would be entitled to receive all benefits pertinent to married couples, effective September 3, 2013.

The Office of the National Baptist Ecclesiastical Endorser recognizes and supports the rights of all people to make social and legal decisions based upon their own personal convictions, teachings, and understanding of Local, State, and Federal law. In all matters of Faith and Practice, National Baptists are guided by Holy Scriptures. Genesis 2: 18-25 shows God’s concern for relationships by creating the woman to be a partner with man.

National Baptist Endorsed Chaplains, although serving in a pluralistic environment, are not to participate in any activity that implies or condones same sex marriage or same sex union. When the Chaplain is not able to perform specific rites and services because of conflict with Bible teachings, and with their own denominational faith and practice, they will make every effort to provide for the free exercise of religion with space and resources in keeping with military regulations and federal law.​

Last year their counterparts, the predominately white Southern Baptist Convention took a similar stance with its military chaplains.

“Our chaplains want to uphold the authority and relevancy of Scripture while continuing to serve in a very diverse setting,” said Doug Carver, the retired Army major general who leads NAMB’s chaplaincy efforts. “We believe these updated guidelines will help them do that while still sharing the love and the hope of Christ with everyone.”, said the denomination’s North American Missions Board.

 

Creating a safe place for change and transformation

Yesterday, we posted an apologetic video in which a NC minister dismantled numerous arguments used by the homosexual affirmation movement. This video is different. It isnt a defense of the faith against error from intentional enemies and concepts. In this one, a pastor from California, lays out an incredible plan to help people who struggle with same sex attractions and behavior get free and stay free. Pastor Michael Kelly cites the latest science, tried and true scripture, compassion and raw truth leading to a climatic call to come to Christ and be free. Along the way, he manages to speak to the church at large and all who have a struggle with the struggle. Watch and listen to this message entitled “Complexity of Explanations”. Pastor Kelly deals with the subject of same sex relationships and unhealthy opposite sex relationships and how the church can become a safe place for life change. This is about welcoming change and affirming redemption.

Odd Couple: COGIC convocation speaker married to father of lesbian bishop

Via Facebook

Via Facebook

In the postmodernist scheme of thinking, people are free to marry whom they will, but doesn’t the bible warn Christians about being “unequally yoked”?

COGIC’s 2013 convocation agenda is out and its peppered with morally questionable COGIC leaders. Which, by the way,  happens every year.  The 2013 speaker lineup includes Pastor Maria Gardner, a well known personality in COGIC circles.

Gardner divorced Deacon Burnett Thomas   and in 2012 the former “Elect Lady” of COGIC’s Evangelism Department married progay apostate Bishop James Langston the nonbiological father of lesbian bishop Yvette Flunder. Langston’s COGIC connections include being brother in law to W.W. Hamilton a former member of the church’s highest governing body, the General Board.  But Langston isn’t just a passive bystander to his daughter’s heinous teachings and lifestyle. According to the Flunder’s organizational website, Langston is part of the gay denomination’s “family”.

Flunder’s mother Ruth, accepted the homosexual lie and begin working in the Fellowship until she died in 2007. Ruth Langston’s funeral was a snapshot of the uncomfortable intersection of COGIC and its homosexual offspring.  The question is does Gardner also accept the homosexual lie that her new husband espouses?

Despite Gardner’s former years of preaching glory, her life has become littered with sex, divorce and remarriage scandals. It will be interesting to hear what she will “preach” to the COGIC faithful.

Its not clear who chooses speakers for COGIC’s high and holy gatherings, but more and more the speaker lineups are emanating the stench of false teachers.  Tragically, like postmodernist influence on culture,  the wheels of the organization have been turning slight degrees away from the truth of holiness.

 

 

 

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