Churches Selling Out

CultureWatch

There is only one thing worse than the militant homosexual activism which is destroying everything in its path. And that is those gullible and naive Christians who actually support this radical agenda. Sadly there are many who have succumbed to deception big time, and have thrown their lot in with the activists while renouncing the clear biblical teachings on this issue.

In my new book I send quite a bit of time documenting all this, and showing how the theological revisionists have got it so very wrong. They foolishly think they are somehow being compassionate and loving. They think they are somehow being like Jesus by embracing homosexuality and pushing the agenda of the radical social engineers.

But this is not to be unexpected I suppose. Everywhere the New Testament presents warnings about how demonic deception will increase, and how people will abandon truth and follow after lies. Jesus and the disciples warned us about this time and time again.

Thus it is happening in many churches today. Plenty of church leaders have simply sold out the gospel in order to please men and embrace the homosexual agenda. They have a lot to answer for. Not only are they keeping people trapped in dead-end lifestyles, stripping them of any hope of change, but they are also calling Jesus a liar.

Christ made it perfectly clear that he came to save people from their sins and to set the captives free. But these false prophets do not believe the Bible is correct in calling homosexuality a sin, and they are quite happy to allow these people to wallow in their sinful sexual addictions.

Not only that, but by lying to them and telling them they are just fine, that God made them that way, and that they should embrace and celebrate their lifestyle, these wolves in sheep’s clothing are condemning these poor folks to a lost eternity. Just what is loving about all that?

So they really do have blood on their hands, and they really do need to repent of all this. And I am not the only one sounding the alarm here. A Christian therapist in the UK who offers real help to those who want to leave the homosexual lifestyle is now being subject to a severe attack on her work.

Yet she continues to speak out about the importance of offering homosexuals what they really need – the chance to change. And she is dead set against these phony Christians who try to defend homosexuality and leave them in their sinful and broken condition.

An article on this brave woman is worth quoting at length: “Churches and psychological professional associations are harming people suffering from unwanted same-sex attraction, both spiritually and medically, by their acceptance of the ‘gay-affirming’ ideology pushed by the homosexualist lobby, a Christian psychotherapist told LifeSiteNews in an interview today.

“Lesley Pilkington, a psychotherapist in the UK who was famously the subject of an undercover ‘sting’ by a homosexual activist and journalist, said that there is a ‘huge gap’ in public perception of homosexuality that has been created by a lack of balance in media representation and by the failure of churches to clearly articulate their objections. Pilkington is currently facing professional discipline for her efforts to offer therapy to people with unwanted same-sex attraction.

“Churches ‘very rarely talk about sin and refuse ever to say that homosexual behaviour is a sin.’ Only a minority of people in the churches in Britain, ‘speak out the word of God. And they get a lot of aggression for it,’ she said. ‘The church is doing a disservice to homosexuals by denying sinners their liberty in the lord Jesus Christ. They are blind guides leading others into a ditch of destruction.’

“Acceptance of the claims of the homosexualist movement by many of the mainline churches and by the medical profession have been ‘incredibly destructive’ to people, Pilkington said. By aligning themselves with the homosexualist movement and committing themselves to the path of ‘gay affirmation’ they are no longer able or willing to offer homosexual people the spiritual and psychological guidance and support necessary to leave the lifestyle if they wish.

“‘Statistics for self-harm, self-hatred, psychological illness are horrendous and are getting more and more momentum as this acceptance grows,’ she said. Homosexual behaviour is ‘incredibly bad for the individual, it is destructive to the person and to our nation.’
“Referring to the recent push by the government to abolish the definition of marriage in law, she said that the churches have brought much of their troubles on themselves. Ultimately the acceptance and encouragement of homosexuality has led to the destruction of traditional marriage and the traditional family. There is no way being gay-affirmative is helpful to individuals or to our nation,’ she said. She admitted that in the UK, it is becoming ‘very close to illegal to say this.’

“The result of cases like hers, she said, is that ‘gay activists are becoming very emboldened.’ The intimidation has reached the point where even those in the Church who might disagree are keeping silent. Few religious people or church leaders ‘are willing to say, thus far and no further. This is not acceptable behaviour. The established churches don’t accept the way I’ve spoken today, which is a biblical way. The word of God is being marginalised, as is the medical truth of homosexuality’.”

And to see just what a nasty and diabolical bunch these activists can be, consider what she has had to endure: “When Mrs. Pilkington was approached in 2010 by a young man asking for help overcoming his same-sex attraction, it was nothing new to her. She told LSN that she has helped hundreds of clients deal with chronic behavioral problems, including many with unwanted same-sex attraction.

“The young man, it turned out, was a homosexualist activist and journalist who had set out to entrap a Christian. Patrick Strudwick admitted that he lied when he told Pilkington he wanted help and lied again when he said he was a Christian and was seeking spiritual, as well as psychological counseling.

“After Strudwick’s report was published in the Independent, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy found her guilty of professional misconduct and ordered her to undergo re-training and ‘professional development.’ These are to be completed in six to 12 months, or her membership will be revoked and she will be ‘struck off.’

“The BACP ruled that Pilkington’s approach was ‘reckless,’ ‘dogmatic,’ ‘disrespectful’ and ‘unprofessional.’ She was judged to have let her ‘personal preconceived views about gay lifestyle and sexual orientation … affect her professional relationship in a way that was prejudicial.’

“Pilkington said that the reaction of the BACP has exposed a massive shift in the direction of the profession, one that few realize is actually obstructing the right of clients to seek help. Professional associations have started ‘following the political correctness doctrine” and are “closing down the human rights of people who want to change’.”

The article closes this way: “Pilkington said that she is not interested in forcing anyone to live according to Christian teaching. ‘First of all,’ she said,’ we live in this diverse and inclusive society, if some people feel this way and want to stay this way, then fine.’

“But the acceptance of homosexuality as legitimate and normal, she said, is coloring the whole purpose of the psychotherapeutic profession. ‘It is extraordinary to me. People have lost the ability to genuinely look at what’s best for people. Political correctness and gay activists have generated a fear. People say, “I’m going to agree with this or I’m going to have a lot of aggression towards me”.’

“‘As a Christian, I’m not a theologian, but I read my Bible, I believe very strongly in the word of God. Our churches have become extremely worldly. It is supposed to be that the churches influence the nation, but now the nation is influencing the church.’ The shutting down of Christians and other voices who might object is a growing phenomenon in Britain. ‘It is happening,’ she said, ‘and it’s going to happen more and more.’

“Pilkington’s appeal is ongoing, and is being supported by the Christian Legal Centre (CLC). Andrea Minichiello Williams, CEO of the Christian Legal Centre said, ‘Lesley is a wonderful Christian counsellor who has practised for many years with an unblemished record.’ Williams and CLC have been at the forefront of the fight to uphold the right of Christians in Britain to live, speak and work in accordance with their beliefs.”

This is one brave and resolute Christian woman. She is fighting not just for the right to help homosexuals who desire change, but she is also having to fight those deceived Christians who are siding with the activists, and siding against her.

Things have come to a pretty awful state when biblical Christians find that their greatest opposition comes from those claiming to also be Christians. No wonder Jesus warned so forcefully: “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves” (Matthew 7:15).

www.lifesitenews.com/news/gay-affirming-churches-harming-homosexuals-says-christian-therapist-hit-wit

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.