With just $0.05 a day, this Blueprint will make us strong, firm warriors in the battle to end poverty-->

Truth is in favor of you and me; for the truth of our enemies whom we have been serving here in the U.S.A. for over 400 years (whom we did not know to be our enemies by nature) is the truth that the Black Man must have knowledge of to be able to keep from falling into the deceiving traps that are being laid by our enemies to catch us in their way which is opposed to the way of righteous of whom we are members. ~ The Honorable Elijah Muhammad

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Are Black churches becoming more gay-friendly or more dominated and controlled by gays

There is a difference between accepting an individual for their sins or short-comings, because the Lord knows we all have them, and compromising or being overcome by those sins/transgressions against God and the Christ.
The later is what the Black Church is quickly succumbing too.  It has come from being silent about ones feelings for the same sex, to singing in the choir, to being the Pastor and marrying same sex couples in the house of God.
These is happening in the face of the Bible condemning the act of homosexuality.  Many Christians can’t defend or they are to weak to take a stance against homosexuality.  This weak posture against homosexuality sentences individuals who practice it to hell and allows it to grow in-check.
Here are a few verses in the Bible that clearly condemn the act of homosexuality:
You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. (NKJ, Leviticus 18:22)
If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them. (NKJ, Leviticus 20:13)
Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. (NIV, 1st Corinthians 6:9-11)
They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator-- who is forever praised. Amen. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. (NIV, Romans 1:25-27)

The Black Church is at a crossroads today, a critical decision must be made whether it will conform to this world’s rebellion to God or be transformed with a renewed mind that can only come from embracing the Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad as taught be the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.
Black churches are becoming more gay-friendly
Fqueen-james-gay-bibleor years, there has been an unspoken but deeply prevalentdon’t ask, don’t tell policy in the black church. But today, Duke University released data that show those days may be coming to an end.
Their research has found:
“Acceptance of homosexual members in black protestant churches has surged of late. The percentage of churches accepting of gay and lesbian members has risen from 44 percent in 2006 to 62 percent in 2012.
Further, 22 percent of black churches reported being accepting of gays in volunteer leadership roles, up from 6.5 percent six years prior.”  Read more…
Also read:

Has the Christian church adopted a don’t ask, don’t tell policy? I asked.
“I would have to say yes,” he answered, shifting in his seat a little nervously, it seemed to me. He noted that many black churches like his own had made concessions to accommodate the growing acceptance of same-sex lifestyles. “There is a compromise because there is such a prevalent hard-core view on what’s considered right and wrong. People are feeling that in order to even retain a certain amount of membership, you can’t be very dogmatic about any of their sins.”
Said another way: If a minister is too rigidly homophobic, it could scare away members, which would decrease contributions and might ultimately be the end of a family-owned church.

I've often said that homophobia would end in the black church if every black lesbian and gay person simply came out.
The first thing we would realize is that many of the people running the churches are themselves gay. And I'm not just talking about the choir members, the organists and the music directors. I'm talking about the ushers, the deacons and the pastors themselves.
Yet the presence of gays and lesbians in black churches is common. And the fact that they often hold leadership positions in their congregations is the worst kept secret in black America.
While many black pastors condemn gays and lesbians from the pulpit, the choir lofts behind them often are filled with gay singers and musicians. Some male pastors themselves have been entangled in scandals involving alleged affairs with men.


Know4LIFE's Raw Info. is a blog designed to bring alternative news and information that is relevant to the Black and disadvantaged communities. As such, any and all views and opinions expressed herein, regardless of authorship, do not represent the views or opinions of any author's employer or people, institutions or organizations that the author may or may not be related to or affiliated with unless explicitly stated otherwise. Raw Info. includes links to other sites/blogs operated by third parties. These links are provided for convenience and informational purposes only. As such, the information, opinions, products, and/or services contained therein do not reflect the views and opinions of or represent endorsement Know4LIFE. All images that appear on Raw Info. are under the copyright of their respective owners. Know4LIFE does not claim credit for any image unless explicitly stated. If you own the rights to any image appearing on Raw Info. and do not wish for it to appear, please notify Know4LIFE immediately and the image shall be promptly removed.