There is a price to be paid by reverends who turn their backs on both scripture and their own congregations:
The reverend of a St. Paul church says he needs to raise $200,000 to pay off a church loan after most of his followers left because of his support for gay marriage.
The Rev. Oliver White runs Grace Community United Church of Christ in St. Paul. The 69-year-old said he needs to raise the money by June 30.
“We lost our income when we lost a number of people from our congregation.” White said.
White said two-thirds of his followers left after he said he supported same-sex marriage, and said he was against the marriage amendment that will be up for a vote in November.
He went on to bleat that people who take scripture and morality seriously are “scared of change,” that putting an official imprimatur on homosexual depravity while reducing marriage to a blasphemous farce is a civil rights issue, et cetera, ad nauseam, even quoting Rodney King at one point.
The few who haven’t bailed out of his unholy church are “praying for a miracle donation.” Who they are praying to is anyone’s guess.
The lesson: the corrupt cultural elite can’t lead us off a cliff if we stay true to our values and refuse to follow.
On a tip from Whotothewhat.