Via 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.
One of the largest, wealthiest and most influential Presbyterian congregations in the country is about to break from its corrupted parent organization because of homosexuality. And we couldnt be happier! Via the Houston Chronicle:
An influential, wealthy Houston church is considering a split from the nation’s largest Presbyterian body as it is embroiled in a national debate between those who want to take a more conservative view of the Bible and those who support measures to make room for gay marriage, a newspaper reported Sunday.
The First Presbyterian Church, the oldest such congregation in the city, will vote next Sunday on whether it wants to remain with Presbyterian Church USA or join a breakaway faction that wouldn’t allow for gay clergy or marriage.
Similar debates are going on in Presbyterian churches nationwide since Presbyterian Church USA, which has more than 10,000 churches and 1.8 million members, decided to allow local congregations to choose whether they want to ordain gay clergy. The Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas, the largest such congregation in the state, has already joined forces with the breakaway movement, A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians. Another Houston church is also in the process of joining the evangelical group.
The First Presbyterian Church has more than 3,000 worshippers at its main location in the city’s museum district, as well as several smaller member churches elsewhere in Houston. It also has property and assets valued at more than $100 million and 175-year history. Some of its members sit on powerful boards and hold elected office.
Atlanta based recording artist, author and the founding and former presiding bishop of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, Bishop Paul Morton tweeting in response to instances of marriage perversion on the Grammy awards show.
“I woke up mad at the devil! The world has many influential people speaking for same sex marriage what they want but not a lot of influential preachers talking about what God wants. Preachers who claim to Represent God it’s time to come out of the closet. same sex marriage on family TV was over the top we should be blowing twitter up.”
Unlike black civil rights activists, homosexual activists have been known to use an assortment of underhanded tricks, outright lies and even intimidation tactics in their push for “equality”. We’ve seen countless so called gay hate crimes exposed as criminally fraudulent and even the dismantling of the Matthew Shepard hate crime narrative. Now, several nations have delivered death blows to attempts by gay activists to gain dominance on the international front. It appears that some countries are just not buying US imported gay imperialism rhetoric.
A British investigator found that a majority of murders of homosexuals in that island nation were actually not the result of homophobic religious mob killings. According to Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH),
“All of those murders that I have investigated have been in [homosexual] relationships and are victims of gay attacks, domestic situations.” – British investigator and former Scotland Yard detective Les Green said in July 8, 2012
I personally traveled to Jamaica three consecutive years (03,04, 05) and visited all areas of Kingston and some other parts of the country. I talked to regular people and observed with my own eyes many OBVIOUS homosexuals walking about in broad daylight and nobody even looked twice. At night I saw more who all seemed to be happy and not hiding their sexual preferences. Perhaps the 3 years I was there was an all time lull anomaly in the out of control “gay murders” homosexual activists claim happen with regular frequency. The truth is they want CONTROL of Jamaica and they will use any lie no matter how far fetched, to get it. Despite massive outside pressure, Jamaicans are not budging on changing their current laws. More from AFTAH
Sex between consenting homosexual partners is once again illegal in India after the country’s Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling Wednesday. Four years ago, India’s High Court decriminalized such a relationship, in what was then hailed by gay rights groups as a landmark ruling. The Supreme Court overturned that ruling. Known as Section 377, the law has been in the books since India’s Colonial-era days. It bans people from engaging in “carnal acts against the order of nature.” On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled that the penal code was constitutionally valid. Via CNN
Croatian voters have backed proposals to ban same-sex marriages in a referendum. Two-thirds of those who voted approved changes to Croatia’s constitution to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
A government spokesperson confirmed that the constitution would now have to be changed accordingly. In fact 10 of the 13 newest European Union states have banned homosexual marriage. Via the BBC
On today, Australia’s High Court has overturned legislation allowing gay marriage in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
The ACT parliament passed a bill in October making the territory the first part of Australia to legalise same-sex weddings. But the national government challenged the decision, saying it was inconsistent with federal laws.
Some 27 couples who married since the law came into effect last weekend will now have their unions declared invalid.
The court said the issue should be decided by parliament – which in September 2012 voted down gay marriage legislation. Via BBC reports
In June, the Russian President Vladmir Putin enacted a series of laws that enraged the homosexual world.
Putin signed into law a measure that stigmatises gay people and bans giving children any information about homosexuality. The lower house of Russia’s parliament unanimously passed the Kremlin-backed bill on 11 June and the upper house approved it last week.
The Kremlin announced on Sunday that Putin had signed the legislation into law. The ban on “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations” is part of an effort to promote traditional Russian values over western liberalism, which the Kremlin and the Russian orthodox church see as corrupting Russian youth and contributing to the protests against Putin’s rule. Hefty fines can now be imposed on those who provide information about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to minors or hold gay pride rallies. Via The Guardian
In a weird, bizarre, embarrassing, evasive, uncomfortable Joel Osteen way, gospel music industry worker Kirk Franklin pointedly avoided answering direct questions about homosexuality in the church and porn issues.
Franklin had been “under fire” from homosexual activists who were angry because he was paid $80,000 by the DC government to perform there.
So much for the faux cockiness mask Franklin wears when he’s in front of church audiences. Several years ago, with Donnie McClurkin at his side, he pumped it up for the church folks in a pit bull type rebuke [video] gospel artists “lifestyles” (read:homosexuality). But in this video, Franklin sounds and appears downright scared.
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F o u n d a t i o n s
Watch out for false prophets for they come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves Mt 7:15
But there are also false prophets among the people, even as there are false teachers among you who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who brought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 2 Pet 2:1
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1 Jn 4:1