On Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 7:17:50 PM UTC+2, Dingbat wrote:
Pastor Wade Griffith Griffith increasingly questioned the church's stance, and re-examined his own views. Griffith said that after reflecting on why homosexuals are the way they are, he came to realize it was not a choice. Pastor of the 560-member Liberty Crossings United Methodist Church in Birmingham, he preached a sermon in 2013 called 'Is Homosexuality a Sin?' He concluded that it wasn't. "If it's not volitional, it's not a sin."
"In my pastoral experience, the homosexuals I've ministered with, they would go to any length to be heterosexual," he said. "They've been to re-education camps. Some people call it 'pray out the gay.' One of my parishioners said he was at a camp his parents sent him to. They had him hold up a mirror and say 'I hate you' - hate the gay person so you can be someone else."
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I suppose if they finally wake up to the fact that it's not a choice then young men and women won't have to tragically put themselves through this pointless torture anymore. That would be good news.
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