8/1/14: This article has been updated to include a link to the original story and to clarify that the head of the children’s home fired the man, not the church. The local story also notes that the man’s direct supervisor knew he was a homosexual. The story doesn’t say whether the church knew.)
Heaven, help us. A professing Christian who’s not only a practicing homosexual, but promotes the sin among impressionable boys. To make matters worse, the kids are especially vulnerable. The ministry is for the abused, neglected, and fatherless. That this man felt comfortable in his sin indicates a problem with the sponsoring church; however, the head of the children’s home did the proper and politically incorrect thing by firing him.
Thank goodness for that.
If Broadway Church of Christ in Lubbock, Texas, knew the man was openly homosexual, why did they let him work with children at all, let alone at-risk teenagers?
There’s a word for what this “minister” is doing: grooming. Perhaps the church, if they knew he was a homosexual, and the flaunting “Christian” in their midst, should re-read. Romans 1:
“For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.”