Pastor Randy Vaughn of Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Port Arthur, Texas, is one of the men who participated in the National Baptist Fellowship of Concerned Pastors Press Conference, which you can view in its entirety here.
The pastors spoke to the media about the American Baptist College in Nashville inviting a “married” lesbian bishop to speak at the school’s annual Garnett-Nabrit Lecture Series.
Selected quotes from Pastor Vaughn:
“The Bible is always challenging us to confess and repent…invigorates us to go out and fight sin and fight against evil and share with others who struggle just as we do. We love our sanctuary, we love our holy place. We love to rendezvous with our brokenness. We are stripped of our pride. Our egos are placed in check. We confess our fresh sins. We pray repentant prayers and then leave like soldiers to go back out into the battlefield.
“This sin, LGBT/homosexuality, is brazen, it’s unlike any other sin. All other sins bow down in shame at the cross. All sins lay down. Sinners…bow their heads at the feet of the cross. But not this sin. It’s a brazen sin. It has politicized itself. It has mobilized an army. It generates money to buy politicians and elections. It sets up its own chamber of commerce. It exalts itself in ways of mass marches and rallies, it glamorizes itself capturing the cameras in Hollywood on the stages of Broadway. This sin is being paraded on the norm of television in homes across our land.
“And now this sin, this same-sex nonsense, wants to preach in our holy place, wants entrance into our church….And so today we challenge our national leadership, our national president, Dr. Harry Young, to make a declarative statement, because silence is not an option.”