Under Cathy’s leadership Chick Fil A became the nation’s leading fast food restaurant while never compromising his Christian beliefs. The stores remained closed on Sundays so that employees could attend church or enjoy time with their families.
Cathy also supported ministries which assisted people in overcoming homosexuality. People empowerment was a strong tenet of his belief system. CFA for many years under Cathy, provided the now defunct Exodus International with funds and food support for events. That support ended in 2012 when homosexual activists, angered by Cathy’s son Don remarks about gay marriage persuaded the company to discontinue all support for such ministries and organizations.
Pastor DL Foster , founder of the Overcomers Network, released a statement saying, “The Overcomers Network today remembers the great support of overcoming ministry by Mr. Truett Cathy (1921-2014) who welcomed change and affirmed redemption for all people. His support of ministries which helped people overcome homosexuality is a great testament to his character and integrity as a follower of Jesus Christ. Rest in peace from your labors!”
Pastor Robby Gallanty of Chattanooga, TN didnt set out to create a viral video. He just wanted to equip his congregation with compassionate, but uncompromising truth. The message was part of his “True North” series. Like other messages, they posted it on the church website. The end result was an incredible message on sexuality from a Kingdom perspective. It has drawn predictable widespread condemnation from the progay critics and deep admiration from those who love truth and love what truth does when it is given from a pure heart. Watch for yourself.
WGAA 1340 AM reported late yesterday that Bishop David Huskins was found dead in his home.
Polk County Police say they found Bishop David Huskins inside his home in the Meadow Lakes community late Monday afternoon. He was pronounced dead on the scene. According to Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd, detectives believe there was no foul play involved in the tragic incident.
Huskins sent out and email to followers July 10th saying that health concerns could remove him from ministry.
“It has been almost twenty years ago since I had open heart surgery to repair a hole in my heart that had become critical. That started a series of mostly ignored warnings to take care of my heart health. Then in November, I had a mild heart attack (if there is such a thing) and that put me on a path to great introspection of all the areas of my life I had not properly dealt with. I realized I had been in some active church leadership office or role all but the first twelve years of my entire life and even in those first twelve years I taught Sunday School for two years in the little country Baptist church near my home. While I am grateful for all the Lord has allowed me to do I knew sometimes I had let ministry be a substitute for God. I felt Him dealing with me to let go of areas and delegate and release and spend more time with Him and with people not just always in a pulpit. I had started that process much earlier with seeking to place others in charge of the church and! daily duties but still had not relinquished the active roles.
Then over the past few weeks I experienced Congestive Heart Failure twice which forced the cancellation of our annual conference and now I have been told medically I am at the point of complete exhaustion while still dealing with Chronic Congestive Heart Failure. After three nights in I C U and another two night regular hospital stay along with several follow up heart procedures and this past week a Transient Ischemic Attack (minor stroke) and the adaptations of all the medicines (which in some cases have been a nightmare on their own) and the on-going recovery process and having been admitted to bed rest, I am now forced to make some significant and important changes immediately. Even though I have been feeling it and talking about it for a couple of years. The next 90 days minimal will be intensive times of physical therapy and monitoring both heart and neck arteries and avoiding the threat of another heart attack or stroke. Medically over twenty percent of people who ! experience a TIA have a full stroke within ninety days. TIAs are viewed as a warning unless used as a precaution. I am submitting to the precaution.
As most of you know I wrote over a year ago about the need for many of us to take a break, get counsel, seek a sabbatical or otherwise make changes. We even held a January Conference around that concept. I put a plan in place for a sabbatical or even a succession plan. We discussed many of these subjects but I then returned quickly to the rigors of ministry. Now it is medically required and physically necessary for me to adapt. Much of the battle and recovery is dealing with all the side effects and issues of the medicines I am on as well as the physical long term recovery. The truth is however the need for a real sabbatical is long over due. The effects of this mini-stroke and the medicines along with the energy lost from the congestive heart failures keep me very confused, often times unable to articulate my thoughts clearly and then also all the physical limits and battles. I am thankful that they say all that is temporary and will be over in time.”
While serving as head of the International Communion of Charismatic Churches, Huskins became ensnared in the controversy surrounding homosexual former Bishop Jim Swilley. Huskins sent GCMW an email and placed a public statement repuidiating Swilley, but soon after removed the public statement and denied he’d ever sent an email to us. GCM Watch reported on Bishop Huskins here and here.
Responding to the announcement of religious singer Vicky Beeching’ that she was a lesbian and a newly minted gay christian, Dr Brown said “And so, once more, we see the fundamental error of ‘gay Christianity,’ namely, people interpreting the Bible through the lens of their sexuality rather than interpreting their sexuality through the lens of the Bible. FULL RESPONSE
Now, we know why Jesus never said anything about homosexuality. With all the other sins which had declared war on us, he refused to allow it to escape crucifixion with him. He didn’t affirm it because it had power over us. Instead, he destroyed its power over us once and for all on Calvary! And he did all of this in the open so that there would ne no question as to who was the victor at Calvary. Having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. Colossians 2:15