Oh ‘ello! ChurchMouse here firing away at me typewriter and also bombing away with some erasers as I consider the atrocious celebration of black lesbian pastorette matrimony in New Jersey.
It's bonkers. When two female pastors get married with the approval of a whole congregation of supposed believers, you know the church is headed down the tubes. This is not consistent with Biblical theology, but it is quite consistent with progressive leftism these days. And sadly, while many celebrated this unholy union, only one man stood ignored in the background, firmly rebuking them for their sin--Twanna Gause's father, who alone appeared to have the decency to condemn such foolishness.
The wedding of Pastor Twanna Gause and Pastor Vanessa Brown was recently featured in the New York Times, described with dramatic, glowing language the beauty of the ceremony and the two-decade-long story of their romance by the famously leftist publication. This happened at the New Vision Full Gospel Baptist Church in East Orange, N.J.
“I immediately felt this kind of strange, warm feeling wash over me, and though I had not yet spoken a word to her, I could see myself loving this woman forever. My head was just spinning,” Gause said of the first time she saw her future “wife” when they were teenage choir girls in New Jersey. I dare say, they remind me of two Chesterfields.
Here’s your first problem right away-–this woman is listening to her feelings of lust, rather than receiving conviction by the Holy Spirit. Most of us struggle with lust and temptation at times, it’s what we do with it that counts. Surrendered to Jesus, lust is replaced with faithfulness and God is honored.
Gause, of course, gave in to her lust. Although it was decades after their first meeting that they became romantically involved, the only reason they ever give for holding back was for fear of judgment from Gause’s father, not from God. When they first told him of their romance, he responded with a sound rebuke:
“He placed a Bible down on a table and said to us, ‘Did you all read this book?’ Mr. Gause was--wisely--not in attendance at this vainglorious 'wedding.' Good show!
“My father would not come here because he does not believe in same-sex marriage,” Ms. Gause says. “He told me the devil tricked me into this, and that if we had been married in biblical times, we would have been stoned to death.” Let's be clear chaps, Mr. Gause is spot on. Before Christ, according to Leviticus 20:13, homosexuality was punishable by death. While we have redemption for all sin, including the sin of homosexuality in Christ, the New Testament is quite clear that homosexuality is an abomination. After all, repentance requires turning away from past sin, not embracing it.
But these women, 'Pastors' themselves, listened to their own feelings and the confirmation of the world, rather than allowing themselves to be guided by the Word or heed the warnings of Gause’s more theologically sound father. The chap deserves a knighthood, and the benighted pastorettes deserve to be escorted in a jam-sandwich.
"Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them" (Ephesians 5:11).