Sometimes it seems as if there is nothing sacred left in America.
On June 16, during what would normally be a routine Sunday morning worship service for churches around the country, Cincinnati’s Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church decided Pride month was a valid enough excuse to have one member dress in full drag and teach children LGBT history.
According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, church caretaker Dan Davidson taught children about Harvey Milk — California’s first openly gay elected official — using his bizarre guise of “Sparkle Leigh.”
As “Sparkle Leigh,” Davidson sported a pink dress, wore an inordinate amount of makeup and donned green curls.
He greeted parishioners who walked through the church doors, many of whom made positive comments on his gaudy attire and kissed him on the cheek.
“I don’t think I could walk in those,” one woman reportedly said in reference to Davidson’s high heels.
The “service” eventually began, starting with the song “God Welcomes All” performed by the church choir.
Davidson continued his drag queen persona during the service’s “moment with youngest disciples” and read a book about Milk’s time fighting those who discriminated against LGBT individuals in California.
The church’s congregation — made up of children, teenagers, adults and seniors — cheered at the victorious moments in Milk’s story.
Davidson also recounted the story of how he came out as an LGBT individual.
It’s all part of a running theme for the church as Pride month continues.
“We seek to be as inclusive and embracing as Jesus was,” MAPC’s “About Us” section on its website’s homepage states. “Therefore, everyone is invited into full membership and ministry, regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, ethnic origin, ability, or worldly condition.”
The problem is that they have it all wrong.
Christian churches should certainly invite all people of any “worldly condition” to worship, but not so they can continue their worldly lifestyle. Rather, the goal should be for them to experience a transformation by a relationship with Jesus Christ and live a life according to the Bible.
It’s truly amazing how MAPC continues to function as a church, knowing how much scripture it has to omit or censor to justify its remarkably different Christian worldview.
The sin of omission is real.
The Bible is a whole unit — complete, full and lacking nothing.
Leaving out anything ultimately makes the Bible, well, not the Bible.
Scripture’s 2 Timothy 3:16-17 corroborates this by saying, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
With that fact established, the Bible is explicitly clear on the issues brought about by the Cincinnati church.
The Apostle Paul, considered one of the greatest Christians who ever lived, wrote this in 1 Corinthians 6:18-20: “Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.”
“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies,” the passage adds.
The LGBT movement is sexual immorality on steroids.
There are no boundaries. There are no rules. There is only selfishness and pride.
MAPC should be at the forefront of protecting the sanctity of marriage, reinforcing that Christians are temples of the Holy Spirit and helping people overcome sin in their lives through the ultimate price that Jesus paid.
Instead, they’re doing the opposite.
And it’s nothing short of downright shameful.
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