More evidence that our visible churches are soon going to be lead by homosexual pastors and pastrixes. Coming soon to Indiana, more than 50 LGBTQ pastors-in-training will meet to strategize and plan for what they hope will be future jobs behind the pulpit. At a retreat center this summer, a group of more than 50 “future pastors” have signed up to become an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
The retreat was established nine years ago by Presbyterian Welcome, a New York City-based non-profit working for LGBTQ inclusion in the church and beyond:
We are dedicated to making sure that every LGBTQ future pastor in the country has the support they need as they pursue ordained ministry…In our community, which connects online year-round, there are about 100 future pastors at various stages in the ordination process. Some are attending seminary. Some are working in churches and hospitals. Some, because they are LGBTQ, are kept from working in ministry. Some have made it all the way through the ordination process and are now ordained. Though LGBTQ persons can now legally be ordained in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), many regions of the country still refuse to bless and validate their ministries.
Do you see what’s missing in the above statement? Jesus. Yes, the Gospel which includes the repentance and forgiveness of the very sin the Future Pastors are embracing is not part of this vocational training. And no doubt the type of ministries they will be leading will be devoid of the hope we have for His grace for all of our sins. Here is their video explaining how they are accomplishing this:
There are so many Christians who have once walked in their shoes, and who have come face-to-face with the truth of the Gospel and humbly turned from their flesh as a new creation in Him, as it says in 1 Corinthians 6:11: “And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”
Yet this group will not turn, but leverage their flesh to lead others – even youth – into the new homosexual church age.
The retreat offers a space where LGBTQ future pastors can discern how to move forward in their ordination processes. We also build hard and fast skills for current and future ministry and hear from LGBTQ clergy who have gone before us. Most of all, we find strength for the journey in knowing that we are never alone.