Churches Selling Out
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 spend 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).
17 Replies to “Churches Selling Out”
Thank you Bill, for alerting us to the story of Lesley Pilkington. It would seem she has been born for such a time as this. And looks like she ‘knows her onions’ too. Prayerful support will surely add much to the mix.
Yes quite right Trevor. We need to keep this wonderful women in our prayers
Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch
I have to say that there is a need to make people aware of what these diabolic workers of iniquity are doing. There is obviously an agenda being played out!!
And with every day that passes, I am assured that we are now coming down to the line!!!
Matthew 24:33 (KJV) “So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.”
Having now met Lesley, and also having attempted to challenge jelly-backboned theological lightweight Christian leaders in Australia who mislead their congregations with twisted interpretations of Ezekiel 16:49-50, (and observed how they cowardly run away) it is absolutely imperative that Christians bring up this subject to other Christians and help them understand its importance and then also how to combat it. Highlighting the difference between the different arenas of political, Christian leadership, and personal relationships is very important also.
It seems that some view their freedoms extremely cheap, and many have sold their love for God – who created male and female, for the approval of man – who has distorted and marred God’s creation. Eternity will be a long to time to regret that you refused to do what is right before God. Everybody has a mother and father – how much more evidence do you need?
“Honour your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” – Ephesians 6:2-3
It is great that you got to meet her, and also great that you have stood strong on biblical ground and challenged our theological weaklings here in Oz. We need more champions like you and her.
Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch
It’s an interesting point that Mark makes, you could also say that the commandment most certainly does not say honour your father and father or whatever the alternative case may be. I cannot understand how people that call themselves Christians support homosexuality and trying to use the Bible to establish their position is a tell tale example of what we read in 2 Peter 3:16. How can anyone who claims to know the God of the Bible support homosexuality? How can there be gay priests? That’s an oxymoron if ever I’ve heard one, there’s no such thing. More warfare type prayer and personal consecration is needed in the bible believing churches currently I believe. It seems many believers are spiritually crippled by Bible illiteracy and overcome by an underlying case of unbelief. There’s supposed to be a marked difference between the world and the Church as there is supposed to be a difference between the Holy and the profane, sadly we see the world in the church now but the faithful fight on, right?
Quite right Greg
Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch
Great post, as always!
Just wanted you to be aware that I tried to link to this post on my FB wall and it wouldn’t post. It allowed me to post the one you wrote about deception (which was also fabulous, btw) so it’s not your site they are blocking (surprise, surprise ;-D) but rather the link that mentioned the word homosexual in the description.
I got around it though, told everybody to come here and what post to look for!
On another note, my husband was having a hard time finding any pages critical of homosexuality…they don’t seem to exist at all on FB. So much for free speech, right?
Please, keep on speaking the truth…I know there are others out there who feel as we do about the state of the church, abortion, etc. Glad to see a Christian who knows the meaning of Patriot!
God bless you,
Thanks Anita. Yes FB has declared that it will not tolerate anything critical of the homosexual agenda. Back in October 2010 we learned of this for example:
“Facebook Teams Up with Gay Activist Orgs to Stop ‘Hateful’ Comments”
Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch
I can’t help but wonder what would happen if say, a gay person was on TV telling people about the lie’s like 10% of the population is when it’s really 1.9%, and gays have no intention of being married because it’s far to restrictive sexually. It seems gays are scared of themselves.
God bless this woman, I just said a lengthy prayer for her and her supporters. To Mark Rabich, mate, I get the impression that there is not a lot said from the pulpits about this, I log onto the Sydney Anglicans website and unless I am completely blind, I have not yet seen an article that addresses the Biblical stance on homosexuality. They have a blog page but as yet I have not seen any of the commentators actually write a “bloggable” article addressing this issue.
Steve, regarding “I log onto the Sydney Anglicans website and unless I am completely blind, I have not yet seen an article that addresses the Biblical stance on homosexuality.”
This should not surprise us. As I mentioned once before on Bill’s post, Anglicare (which is linked to the Anglican Church) fosters out to homosexual and lesbian couples.
Under Foster Care FAQs [Facts and Questions] It states:
“If I am single, can I still apply?
You can be single, married, or in a defacto relationship, including same-sex couples.”
The justice is corrupted in this story.
The BACP should not have even given Strudwick a hearing once it found out that he had deliberately lied to Pilkington.
It means now that Pilkington must now not believe any of her clients until she has independently checked their bona fides. And even then she cannot at all agree that they have a problem
it seems that the BACP has effectively ruled that anyone who has an unwanted same sex attraction needs to be reprogrammed or remoralled, so that it is no longer unwanted but enthusiastically embraced.
So much for choice, and so much for (quoting from another wacko movement) “Its my body I can do what I like with it”.
Anybody can say anything provided it does not have a Christian standard.
Yes quite right Bruce
Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch
Leslie is in good company by the way, remember the story of William Tyndale? Only his story ended far worse.
Bruce Knowling’s post brilliantly points out the stinking hypocrisy and double standard being displayed here by this BACP. It’s enough to make anyone sick, Christian or not.
You really hit the nail on the head, Bill. I’ve got to say, I feel proud to be Catholic in a way, because while my Church has much to be ashamed of (such as the crusades, the inquisition and the sex abuse scandals) at least the Catholic Bishops are brave enough to speak the truth about gay marriage. But crikey, it’s so politically incorrect to speak out against the idea. Once a newspaper asked on its Facebook wall if same sex marriage should be legalized. I said no as I didn’t believe it was natural and boy did I get jumped upon! I had people calling me a homophobe and a bigot and other nasty names. I can sure relate to what Kirk Cameron must be going through at the moment.
Thank you for telling it like it is Mr. Muehlenberg. We need me people like you.