Thursday, September 29, 2005

False Accusations to Silence Voices Must Be A New Trend

On a mailing list that I am a member to discuss black gospel music, a Christian sister today sent a message that referenced a website that accuses various pastors and ministers of being gay because of their sermons against homosexuality.

This is a very twisted approach to silence voices from speaking against sin and eventually a whole host of things against the kingdom of God.

What the accusers of these ministers fail to acknowledge is that sin is sin is sin is sin.

The accusers exclude the other sermons of the ministers to focus on whatever their sin category might be.

Although this tactic might work both ways, the accusers clearly have an agenda that they are trying to promote by attacking these ministers.

I am against gay marriage, murder, bureaucracy and everything else that attempts to exalt itself against the kingdom of God. Does that make me gay, a murderer, and a bureaucrat?

Does that put me on the same side of the lack of morals and sins that I am fighting and speaking against?

This is stupid and yes indeed, a mind is a terrible thing to waste.

It would be a better strategy to call me a hypocrite, but I cannot really tell whether the accusations are sincere or just a way to throw mud and hope that something sticks or trips of the accused into falling elsewhere.

The websites are written by Jasmyne Cannick and Keith Boykin. Google their names within quotation marks if you want to visit their websites.


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to hear that there's another person who follows the bible to the key. I'm sure you avoid eating shrimp or other shellfish as God requires in Lev. 10:10. (It is an abomination) I'm also sure that you make ritual animal sacrifices to please the lord, as suggested in Lev. 1:9. Oh really? You don't? Well let me make a suggestion. Read the whole bible, and apply the grand messages. I know that black churches love preaching against gays. It's because very few straights will stand up for them. It's not very hard to pick on them is it? I'm a straight, black man - and I'm sick of gays and lesbians being treated like the scum of the earth because of something that is only mentioned 4 times in the Bible and provably partially genetic. (Bailey and Pillard: 1991).

Roney Smith said...

Matthew, thanks for your comment. Until fornication is acceptible by God whether it is different sex or same sex, I will continue to personally preach against it. The primary issue within the Body of Christ is whether the first commandment of "thou shalt have no other gods before me" is adhered to.

Many within the gay and lesbian community fail to acknowledge or practice this commandment as well as within the heterosexual community. Increasing the kingdom of God is my accepted mandate regardless of who finds various lifestyles acceptible or not.

Thanks again for your comment and I hope that you find my blog worth subscribing to.