There was a time, long ago, when most black Americans would have been riotously offended if anyone of any race had equated skin color with perverse sexual behavior.
Today it seems only a minority of those people exist. I count myself among them, and so do some black pastors. (Should be all.)
These same pastors oppose the normalization of homosexuality and the attendant celebration of the sin. Though God called homosexuality an abomination, there’s a movement afoot among Christians to disregard this teaching.
The National Baptist Fellowship of Concerned Pastors (whose press release we posted yesterday) expressed their desire to see our country, our families, our churches, and our schools get back on track. America isn’t merely slouching toward Gomorrah; we’re several miles past.
A present concern is the American Baptist College in Nashville, Tennessee. The school invited a lesbian bishop “married” to a woman to speak.
“For a Baptist college president to invite a lesbian bishop legally married to a woman, to be a guest speaker and worship leader on a Baptist college campus is irresponsible, scandalous, non-biblical, and certainly displeasing to God,” the pastors wrote.
They call for the National Baptist Convention to hold the college’s president, Dr. Forrest Harris, accountable for his actions.
Rev. Randy G. Vaughn told the Christian Post, “We do not wear our sin as a badge and parade it. When will the downward spiral end?”
One would expect the godless to celebrate perversion. But the church?
I doubt the college in question would invite a habitually lying bishop to speak to Christ followers about why we should embrace liars.
Imagine if adulterers began a lobbying campaign to mainstream and normalize their behavior and eventually used the power of government to force Christians to celebrate it at the risk of their livelihoods.
There will be a reckoning.