In our culture, it is getting harder and harder to be surprised. People, even those claiming to be Christian have embraced sodomy and all that goes with it. So, when a church holds a festival in support of the sodomites it has accepted into its membership, one hardly pauses anymore. Especially when the denomination the congregation belongs to is one that has long left orthodoxy.
But we should take note when the festival becomes blasphemous, and then we should point out these acts. So, the First Church Somerville has fit this criterion.
Christian News reports
A United Church of Christ congregation in Massachusetts recently hosted what it called a “Drag Gospel Festival” in support of the homosexual and transgender members in its assembly.
The First Church of Somerville (FCS) hosted the event October 16-18 both during its Friday night drag show and Sunday morning worship service.
“God is good all the time! That means God is a diva, and girl, Jesus is fierce!” wrote Serenity Jones, the congregation’s “drag queen in residence” on the FCS website.
It would be bad enough that this event was happening at all. It would be worse that it is set to occur during the time set aside for the worship of God. But that God is described in “Drag” terms is not just disrespectful, it is blasphemous. In order to make God accepting to the LGBT world, they have to contort Him into their frames of reference. And Jones went even further.
Christian News continues
“What do drag queens or drag kings have to do with Jesus or the gospel?” he asked. “We at FCS believe ‘God don’t make no junk.’ So whether you are straight, gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgendered or still playing hard to get, Jesus loves you and so do we! Amen, baby! So come and get yours at this here church!”
This narrative of God is one that portrays Him as an all accepting, all forgiving Creator. He makes you, and since God does not make mistakes your desires cannot be wrong. Since these desires were given to you by God, they could not be sinful. You then are accepted by God just as you are; therefore this church accepts you as you are.
There is a flaw in this reasoning. What about pedophiles? Do pedophiles not get their desire to have sex with prepubescent children from the same place that the sodomite does? By their thinking, if it is okay for a woman to desire to have sexual relations with another woman, it would be just as okay for a man to desire to have sex with a nine-year-old girl. But they would not go that far, at least not openly.
The same reasoning would apply to the sexual sadist. Those who can only find sexual gratification while hurting others would have the same defense as the sodomite or the transgender. According to Jones, Jesus “don’t make no junk.” The serial rapist and child molester should be just as welcome at FCS as any sodomite would.
Besides this clear failure to represent God as He has revealed Himself to His Church, there is the actions of those present and the means of promotion.
Christian News reports
On Sunday, Associated Pastor Jeff Mansfield arrived for the morning service wearing lipstick, blush and eye shadow, and leader Molly Baskette drew a mustache on her face with a marker. According to reports, some members of the choir wore drag as well.
Over 250 people attended the service, including one man who walked to the front of the room upset about the event flyer, which featured a graphic of Jesus wearing makeup and earrings.
“You paint up Jesus Christ like a prostitute,” he declared.
Cross dressing is forbidden in Scripture (Deut. 22:5) and these two so called leaders practice it during “worship?” And worse of all they depict Christ in drag. This is blasphemous. It disrespects God and Christ. But it also leads sinners into deeper sin by searing their consciences. Therefore, this “church” is like a lighthouse with no lamp. In the darkness of sin, it shines no light but beckons the sinner to continue his course. The blind leading the blind.
May God awaken them before it’s too late for them both.