Monday, April 4, 2016

There is a gay church in Lagos? The pastor calls David gay and Ruth lesbian! Ugh?

So apparently there is a secret gay church in Lagos called "House of Rainbow Fellowship". The founder of the church which also has a branch in the UK is Rev. Jide Macaulay, Nigeria's first openly gay pastor. The Rev. recently made some outlandish statements about some notable people in the bible. Read his rant below...

"The Holy Bible tells me DAVID IS GAY & RUTH IS A LESBIAN, If this makes you mad, you need to wake up. Being gay is not a criteria for heaven neither is heterosexual, Jesus said love God and your neighbour as yourself. Queering the bible is not a new thing, there is black theology associated with empowering black people who were once a subject of brutal interpretation and
oppression. Slavery was a construction of religious interpretations and for Queer Theology we must look holistically at the text that speak or remotely represents. Women were once victims of the theology of inequality and then Feminist theology was developed. We must offer liberation and inclusion in its fullness. David and Jonathan are Gays, Ruth and Naomi are lesbians, if we are to interpret using modern languages to describe the behaviours, accounts and evidences in the bible. Harriet Tubman said, "I freed a thousand slaves, I could have freed an additional thousand slaves only if they knew they were slaves". Not many LGBT people of faith will accept this queering of the bible because they don't want to believe they too had a very special place in biblical history. Jide Rebirth Macaulay"

Everybody be twisting the bible for their own gain. Ridiculous.

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