A Methodist church in Durham, NC, hosted a drag queen show this past Saturday to protest the United Methodist Church denomination’s continued official rejection of homosexual clergy and same-sex “marriage.” Calvary United Methodist Church called the event “Drag Me To Church” and claimed the turnout for the event was large.
Pastor Chris Agoranos said the event was all about bringing “good and positive energy” and to present “a voice of resistance … that loves and affirms everybody,” unless, of course, you disagree with their views on homosexuality. Homosexual member David Prater, who acted as emcee, said the UMC denomination’s decision “was a bit mystifying for me, because it doesn’t seem to go along with the words in red that I read in the Bible.” That’s because he obviously hasn’t read the words in red or he’s lying about what he really read. Which isn’t surprising since all lifestyles of fornication are based on lies.
Even a teen member of the church’s gay youth group chimed in with his support of the show. “I think it’s a good way to promote diversity, and it’s also a form of peaceful protest in a way,” he stated. They raised $5,000 with the show and plan on making it an annual celebration.
Such is the sad spiritual state of affairs in many churches, whether they be traditional mainline denominations or non-traditional “modernized” congregations. They have chosen to toss out the church’s purpose of preaching the gospel to save lost souls in order to replace God’s message with feelings of sin-affirming “good and positive energy” to be a “voice of resistance” to what the Bible teaches. They are empty social clubs claiming to care about homosexuals, but really don’t since they pretend as if the dangers (physical, mental, and spiritual) don’t exist for people enslaved to the lifestyle. Obviously, they essentially used the drag queens to get what they really want as a church–more money and worldly acceptance.
They don’t seem to care that “transgenders” have a high risk of contracting HIV from irresponsible, promiscuous sexual behavior. Nor do they care that they also have a high rate of suicidal tendencies due to mental illness even after they are socially accepted and seek professional mental help, according to a vast study done by the European Network for the Investigation of Gender Incongruence (see ¶29 of the link to the left) .
The Bible as a whole is God warning us away from sinful behaviors and character traits that only serve to harm us, so we can be drawn with love to forsake sin and enter into a state of being made whole and spiritually healthy by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. That’s why he gave us verses like this one in Deuteronomy:
The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God.
Or like this one in 1 Corinthians:
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
To ignore such warnings is to not only thumb one’s nose at God, it’s inviting God’s judgment to be unleashed.