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Pastor: Preaching Against Homosexuality Akin to Preaching Against Slavery

Baptist pastor said at the denominations summit earlier this week.

The setting was the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty summit. The topic: preaching about homosexuality in the gay rights era.

Summit Church’s Pastor J.D. Greear certainly got the audience's attention when he started making comparisons between preaching against homosexuality in modern days to preaching against slavery in the 1800s.

With the hashtag #erlcsummit, RNS’s Sarah Pulliam Bailey quoted Greear on Twitter as saying, “Preaching against homosexuality is about as popular as preaching against slavery in South Carolina in the 1800s.”

Another tweeter, Ruth Graham (@publicroad) wrote, “@jdegreear compares preaching against homosexuality today to preaching against slavery in South Carolina in 1861."

So who is this brave pastor? Greear became the pastor of a church called Homestead Heights Baptist Church in 2002. According to his bio, he led a 40-year-old, plateaued church of 300 to re-launch itself with a new name and a new vision to reach its community and world with the gospel. Now, over 8,000 worshippers gather weekly, making The Summit Church one of Outreach magazine’s “top 25 fastest-growing churches in America” for several years running.

JD Greear, Charisma 10 Comments [7/13/2018 2:33:59 AM]
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*Irony meter broken*

7/13/2018 4:04:10 AM

Me Thinks

Er-eh...what ?

7/13/2018 4:40:37 AM

The Angry Dybbuk

Oh, Greear is so ostracised and in fear for his life - like an abolitionist preacher who might have been killed - that he now leads "...over 8,000 worshippers...weekly, making The Summit Church one of Outreach magazine’s
'top 25 fastest-growing churches in America'..."

In Greear's version of history, abolitionists had to deal with strong debate and with being called names all while making major bank off their opposition to slavery.

What a total insult to the abolitionists.

I don't even need to dignify his pretention that opposing civil rights for homosexuals is in the same moral universe as supporting human rights, including freedom, for slaves.

7/13/2018 5:42:00 AM

Kanna

Just like slavery ...except that "consent" thingy, and ....well, no, I guess it's not like slavery, not at all.

7/13/2018 7:25:21 AM

heleninedinburgh

So who is this brave pastor?


So who is this brave pastor, and how long before he's caught snorting coke off a rentboy's erse? Bets are now being taken!

7/13/2018 8:21:10 AM

Chrisopher

@heleninedinburgh

Actually this post was from four years ago. JD did make the news lately but not the reasons you'd think.

https://religionnews.com/2018/06/06/j-d-greear-is-ready-to-give-southern-baptists-a-makeover/

7/13/2018 8:24:00 AM



Slavery hurt slaves. Homosexuality hurts no one

7/13/2018 9:06:13 AM



Preaching Against Homophobia Akin to Preaching Against Slavery

FTFY

7/13/2018 10:47:35 AM

creativerealms

Yeah and as a Southern Baptist you would have been preaching in favor of Slavery.

7/13/2018 11:40:11 AM

Anon-e-moose

Slavery is promoted, nay, fully condoned in the Bible.

William Wilberforce promoted the abolition of Slavery. He succeeded.

Wilberforce was an Evangelical Christian. His KJV is preserved in his study that is kept as it was in his home now preserved as a memorial & museum by Hull City Council.

A quote:

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion


Gee, I wonder why there's a huge memorial to Abraham Lincoln in Washington DC: and not of a Baptist preacher, JR Greed?!

7/13/2018 3:32:57 PM

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