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“Blasphemers” and “Cultists”- “Radically Inclusive” Church’s Sunday Worship Included “Prayer Pledging to Be Allies” and Blessings for Drag Queens
In a display of solidarity against Texas’ anti-drag legislation, a church in Dallas has taken a step forward, offering prayers of support and blessings to drag queens and the LGBTQ+ community. Here’s the full story.
The Cathedral of Hope in Dallas, renowned for its commitment to inclusivity, held a Sunday service on September 17th, 2023, for its diverse congregation. The service, hosted within the church’s auditorium capable of seating around 850 people, drew nearly a full house. However, outside the cathedral, around 40 protesters voiced their opposition, branding the service as an “abomination” and “anti-Catholic.”
“People Who Felt Excluded by Catholicism”
Despite the criticisms, the church’s senior pastor, Rev. Neil Thomas, responded with grace, saying, “A large percentage of our congregation are people who felt excluded by Catholicism,” and he emphasized that they are not anti-Catholic. The heart of the service lay in its inclusive prayers and its call for “radical inclusivity.” Pastors led the congregation in prayers that sought to create an environment of understanding and acceptance.
During the service, church leaders highlighted the challenges that drag queens often face, such as “hate and violence,” as they bravely express their true selves. This inclusive and LGBTQ-friendly focus was a direct response to Texas Senate Bill 12, which aimed to ban public drag performances but was blocked by a federal judge just before its scheduled implementation on September 1st, 2023.
“Persecution” of Drag Queens
For Rev. Neil Thomas, the passage of this bill was part of a growing trend of “persecution” targeting drag queens and trans people across the United States. He said, “We embrace radical inclusivity and work to dismantle systems of oppression. We will fight against all forms of hate, prejudice, and intolerance.” During the service, congregants united in prayer pledging to be allies.
Despite the church’s message of inclusivity, not everyone responded with acceptance. Charlie Kirk, the founder of the group Turning Point USA, known for its close alignment with former U.S. President Donald Trump, criticized the service as “blasphemy.” Kirk, who has a history of anti-LGBTQ+ views, posted a clip of the service on social media gaining widespread criticism. The Cathedral of Hope, as stated on its website, welcomes all minorities in its mission to proclaim Christ through “faith, hope, and love.”
“Promote Their Perversion and Normalize It in the Minds of Children.”
Several social media users shared their thoughts on the incident. One Twitter user wrote, “That’s on that church leadership and body. Jesus would say have nothing to do with them. This is not a church of god.” Another user added, “It’s never been about acceptance in society, they want you to promote their perversion and normalize it in the minds of children.” A third user commented, “I’ve always thought that churches that do this call and response thing sound like cultists. It’s disturbing to me.” A fourth user wrote, “The book of Revelations is playing out right in front of our eyes in many ways. Sad part is, some people will fall prey to the false teachings. “be in the world, not of the world” is a tough concept for many who are blinded or want to be seen as “acceptable” by their peers.”
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Walking Away from the Pews: 7 Reasons for People Leaving Church
Story by Martha A. Lavallie
In a world where faith and religion often play significant roles in people’s lives, there are those who choose to walk away from their religious practices. There are various reasons why individuals have stopped attending church, and here are some of them.
1. Childhood Beliefs & Disillusionment
The journey of faith is complicated. One can go from being a prayerful child to a disillusioned adult. Questioning the efficacy of prayer, they observe that life’s hardships persisted regardless of their prayers. This leads to the question of the purpose of prayer and the church. As children, we are often taught to believe in certain things without question. This includes religious beliefs, which are often passed down from generation to generation. However, as we grow older and start to question the world around us, these beliefs can sometimes falter. This is a natural part of cognitive development and can lead to disillusionment with their childhood faith. Factors such as exposure to diverse beliefs, the inability of religious teachings to answer life’s complex questions, and the perceived hypocrisy or negative behavior of religious figures can contribute to this disillusionment. In some cases, children may feel that their faith does not align with their personal values or experiences, leading them to distance themselves from their religious upbringing.
2. Doubts & Disbelief
Some people experience grappling with doubts about God’s existence. They expressed their confusion about the concept of prayer and the inconsistency of answered prayers. Their journey led them to the conclusion that God might not exist, and that people might perceive any assistance in vulnerable states as answered prayers. Doubts about religious beliefs are more common than one might think. Over half of teens and adults report having experienced doubts about their religious beliefs at least sometimes. These doubts can stem from a variety of sources, including past negative experiences with religious institutions, perceived hypocrisy of religious individuals, conflicts with scientific understanding, or struggles with the concept of human suffering. Interestingly, while most people see doubt as a phase to move through, some individuals, particularly those of no faith, view doubt as a normal part of their spiritual journey, not necessarily something to overcome.
3. Disrespect & Disappointment
Disrespect in religious institutions can take many forms, from discrimination based on religious beliefs to the misuse of power by religious leaders. Such experiences can lead to feelings of disappointment and disillusionment, causing individuals to distance themselves from these institutions. For example, a person might feel disrespected when a religious ceremony, meant to honor a loved one, is used instead as a platform for soliciting donations. This perceived lack of empathy and respect can lead to a deep sense of disappointment, prompting the individual to leave the institution.
4. Forced Faith & Rebellion
Forced faith, where individuals are compelled to adhere to religious beliefs and practices, often leads to rebellion, especially among young people. Adolescence, a time marked by the quest for personal identity, can be particularly challenging for those growing up in strict religious homes. Overly rigid religious environments that do not reflect God’s love can cause more harm in the long run, leading to rebellion and a turning away from the faith. It’s crucial for parents and religious leaders to foster an environment that encourages understanding and personal exploration of faith, rather than enforcing strict adherence to religious norms.
5. Critique of Organized Religion
Critiques of organized religion often focus on its perceived outdatedness, potential harm to individuals and society, and its role as an impediment to progress. Critics argue that organized religion can be misused for personal gain, power, and control, often deviating from the original teachings and values it purports to uphold.
6. Financial Exploitation
Financial exploitation in religious institutions is a growing concern. It can take various forms, such as misuse of donations for personal gain, manipulation of members into making large donations, or fraudulent financial schemes. Such practices can lead to a loss of trust and faith in religious institutions. It’s important for religious organizations to maintain transparency and accountability in their financial dealings to prevent such exploitation and maintain the trust of their members.
7. Unkind Treatment
Unkind treatment in religious institutions can have a profound impact on an individual’s faith journey. This can range from judgmental attitudes, and lack of empathy, to outright hostility. For instance, a child struggling with a religious ritual could be met with impatience or harshness instead of understanding and guidance. Such experiences can create a negative association with the institution and lead to individuals distancing themselves. It’s crucial for religious institutions to foster an environment of kindness, patience, and respect, as these are often the core teachings of the faiths they represent. These reasons underscore the deeply personal nature of faith and the myriad factors that can influence one’s religious journey. They serve as a reminder that faith is not a one-size-fits-all experience, and each individual’s path is unique and worthy of respect.
(7) This Biblical End Time Prophecy Was FULFILLED (7) THIS YEAR, But People Don’t Realize It
The infamous, “Mark of the Beast” and “number of his name is 666” imagery is no different than any of the other generalized, descriptive terms that John the Apostle used, while in his banishment on the Isle of Patmos. Rev. 13:17-18 is probably the most symbolic, well known and most poorly understood two verses in the book of Revelation, and in the entire Bible. “And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man: and his number is Six hundred, threescore and six (666).” (Emphasis added).
Verse 13:18 clearly states that 666 (6) is a number of a man … not a number of an angel, not a number of Satan (which is ‘5’), Devil, serpent or dragon, nor of any kind of reference to Babylon (city) or Mystery Babylon (false religion). The reference is literally to man (mankind), the beast/antichrist (a literal, physical man) and the false prophet (a literal, physical man). Each of them is judged to be extremely evil and each is therefore assigned a number of six (6) to represent the imperfection, sinfulness and evilness of man, before God. Combining the number of each type of man leads to 666, this (6) number represents the totality of evil, of the three men. ‘7’ The number three (3) denotes intensity and emphasis. The fact that the number six (6) is repeated three (3) times emphasizes the most intense evil that mankind, antichrist, and the false prophet (6) collectively possess during the tribulation period. Evil doesn’t come any worse, or more intensely than this. Period. When the bible states an important reference to someone or something, the word ‘7’ of God is very specific and literal. There should be no confusion. To understand why the number six (6) represents evil, Verse 13:18 (6) tells us to “count” his number
But how can (7) they call on him (Jesus Christ) to save (7) them unless they believe in Him (Jesus Christ)? (7) And how can they believe in Him (7) (Jesus Christ) if they have never heard about (7) Him (Jesus Christ)? And how can they hear (7) about Him (Jesus Christ) unless someone tells them?” Romans 10:14 (777777)
In His Service,
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Make Your (7) Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!
Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:
The ABCs (7) of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. (7) Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask (7) God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.
. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).
B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that (7) Jesus Christ is who He claimed to (7) be; that He was both fully God (7) and fully man and that we are (7) saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. (7) Put your trust in Him as your (7) only hope of salvation. Become a son (7) or daughter of God by receiving Christ. (7777777) 7×7
. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
C. Call upon His name, Confess (7) with your heart and with your lips (7) that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.
. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).
. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).
. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).
. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).
. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).
. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).
. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).
. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).
True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:
Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.