Gaither's Evangelical Tolerance: A Bridge Too Far
The End of the Spear, Chad Allen story is old news now in a day of hourly news cycles. We had a practicing homosexual and activist play the role of one of Christianity's heroes of the faith and most of evangelicalism barely raised an eyebrow. It just doesn't matter to the vast majority of American Christians. If you click on the image above you will see a photo of Bill Gaither and Mark Lowry of the Gaither Vocal Band. Gaither is the darling of PBS's Gospel Homecoming shows. These programs have the air of being as comfortable as an old shoe and a rocker on the front porch of a country farmhouse. "Shall We Gather at the River?", "In the Sweet By and By", "He Touched Me", all of these songs have even non-Christians growing misty eyed. Unfortunately, the photo shown is Gaither and Lowrey posing with Lesbian Marsha Stevens and her "spouse". Marsha had just performed on the show at a Gaither Homecoming. Stevens is author of "For Those Tears I Died" which despite its unbiblical lyrics has been sung for years by Christians. Click here to see the original context of the photo on Marsha's site. Note the photos of her "wedding day" with her partner. Here David Cloud writes of the event and just how unbiblical the so called "love" and tolerance for homosexuality within the church is. This isn't evangelism my friends, this is endorsement of what God condemns. To witness and show Christian love to a homosexual is one thing. To billboard them and praise their "ministries" is an act of treason against God's Word. Here is David Cloud's news story from his Church Notes publication this week.
BILL GAITHER AND "CHRISTIAN HOMOSEXUALS" - TAKING
THE JUDGE NOT PHILOSOPHY TO NEW LEVELS.
Friday Church News Notes, January 27, 2006 (David Cloud,
"You know, the young woman who wrote that song is here with us tonight, and maybe you're like she was and you've heard about a God who would reject you for who you are or who might turn you away for something you've done or where you've come from. Well I want you to know that I don't know that God. The only God I know is the one in this song that she wrote." Bill Gaither