THE LEFTIST LIBERAL DAILY NEWS AS USUAL DOES ITS PART TO PUSH THE HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA
By promoting an attack on Pastor Donald A. McClurkin Jr. this past Monday, to chastise Public Advocate Letitia James for daring to attend McClurkin's church.
On September 3rd Long time Daily News writer and liberal, Kenneth Lovett wrote the article for Daily News page 14, opening with the following:
"Attorney General wannabe and city Public Advocate Letitia James is taking heat for recently appearing at a Long Island church whose self-proclaimed "ex-gay" pastor has said God can save people from the "curse" of homosexuality.
James on Aug. 20 appeared with pastor and gospel singer Donnie McClurkin at the Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport."
Imagine that, attacking someone for going to a church where the Pastor acknowledges that the Power of God can deliver from homosexuality. And notice that he puts the word curse in quotation marks, to emphasize an extreme negative rather than the extreme positive; that "God can save people from homosexuality." And he incorrectly connects it with homosexuality when in Pastor McClurkin's actual message, he did not use the term "curse of homosexuality". "Curse" was used in reference to the effect of his and other religious leaders hypocrisy that played a role in encouraging the youth to follow sin. But Kenneth Lovett is not interested in accuracy, but only is pushing the homosexual agenda and making anyone who does not stay in line pay the price. That is their way. This is typical homosexual/pro-homosexual political activism and we should not be silent about it.
Anyone who knows Pastor Donald A. McClurkin, knows that he tries to practice keeping a positive perspective on such issues. Even in his hardest preaching on the topic, he is careful to maintain the message of love for homosexuals. But that does not matter to homosexual and pro-homosexual activists. Their goal is to discredit anyone who would dare to give any kind of civil treatment to someone that does not share their views about homosexuality. This is ironic, given the many times homosexuals have complained about being treated unfairly. Can you see the double standard?
The article goes on the say:
"Following her speech, she exchanged a hug and a kiss with McClurkin, the controversial pastor who in 2013 was disinvited from the event marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington after protests about his comments that God delivered him from the "curse" of homosexuality."
Notice, to attend a church where the pastor believes God can deliver from homosexuality, and to hug and kiss that pastor, is the political crime her detractors are touting. Please pay close attention to their complaint. Letitia James, you dare be seen with a pastor who claims he has been delivered from homosexuality? This is how unstable and fearful they are about their foundation. It is so fragile that they cannot allow any of their people to give even the impression that it is alright to be friendly with someone who do not agree with them on the issue of homosexuality. Please get this; they feel that they have the right to deny even their own people, the freedom to attend a church of their choice, because they think that it sends the wrong message about where they stand on the issue of homosexuality. Their foundation is that fragile. What does that tell you about their concept of freedom and free speech?
Understand this; it is not that Pastor Donald A. McClurkin actually spews "hateful speech" about homosexuality, but that he dares to publically acknowledge God delivered him from it and can do the same for others. The article quotes Pastor Mcclurkin:
"McClurkin once said he had turned to homosexuality after he was molested by male relatives as a child.
"I've been through this and have experienced God's power to change my lifestyle," he once wrote. "I am delivered and I know God can deliver others, too."
But this is unacceptable to homosexual activists and their supporters. Why? Because it is dangerous to their false message that they have so effectively used for years to trick the masses into believing that a person could not change their homosexuality. A lie that has garnered them much sympathy that eventually led to political power. Pastor Donald A. McClurkin and others like him, buy their very existence, exposes the fallacy of a major tenant of homosexual activism.
Please notice the next section of the article:
"James' appearance at McClurkin's church drew strong criticism from even some supporters.
Praising her "longtime, unwavering" support of LGBTQ issues, veteran gay rights activist Allen Roskoff, president of the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club in New York City that is backing James, said "it's incumbent upon her to denounce (McClurkin) and repudiate who he is and what he stands for in order to continue to have the support of the LGBT community."
So even though Letitia James is a well-known advocate for homosexuals, if she wants to keep their support, she has to "DENOUNCE McCLURKIN AND REPUDIATE WHO HE IS AND WHAT HE STANDS FOR". How tolerant, how inclusive, how rational is that?
"I think she should also apologize for humanizing him," Roskoff said. "The minister is a person she should not be associating with or giving any credibility to in any manner."
Can you see the mindset? To them, Pastor McClurkin, because of his faith in God's power to heal from homosexuality, is not humane, and Letitia James should not associate with him or give any manner of credibility to him. No matter what good he does, none of that matters because accepting and celebrating their homosexuality outweighs anything else.
Was this tactic effective? As usual, it caused Letitia James to scramble to protect her support and reputation.
Instead of questioning her detractor's right to dictate who she can be seen with, or their logic as to how being seen with someone can translate to supporting and agreeing with everything they stand for, she bowed to their outcry and reassured them that she was against Pastor McClurkin's views about homosexuality.
The article states:
"James, in a statement to the Daily News Sunday, didn't go that far, but did attempt to distance herself from the pastor's controversial comments while at the same time highlighting her record on LGBTQ issues.
"I strongly disagree with Rev. McClurkin's views," she said. "Throughout my career, I have stood up for all New Yorkers against intolerance, bigotry, and discrimination."
She vowed as attorney general, "I will continue to fight for equality and confront homophobia wherever it rears its ugly head."
So in her mind, is claiming that God has and can deliver from homosexuality, tantamount to being homophobic, intolerant and bigoted? Why did she not state that Pastor McClurkin's testimony does not threaten or interfere with her work in support of homosexual rights? Why did she not point out that it seems like Pastor McClurkin and those Christians at his church have more love than her supporters on the left, since they do not seem to fear allowing someone on the left who supports homosexuality to come into their church and speak. They were not concerned that their Christian friends would assume that they all were pro-homosexual because they allowed Letitia James to "associate" with them. I'll tell you why she did not take that logical and righteous route, because in her circles, that would be politically incorrect and indeed, for a person on the left, political suicide. Balance, fairness and truth is not what they operate by. While Letitia James may well be a fine person, she is bound by her group's irrational and erroneous disposition concerning human rights, true Christianity, the Bible, ungodliness and how to treat people who are dedicated to God and His word.
Can you see how unstable they are, and how hypocritical they seem to be about love, tolerance and bigotry?
They even want to know if Letitia James knew about Pastor McClurkin's views on homosexuality before she attended his church.
The article states:
"James spokesman Jack Sterne would not say whether James or the campaign knew about McClurkin's history before the appearance, and if so, why the public advocate attended the church and embraced the controversial minister."
You see with them it makes a difference, if she knew about his views and still went; her loyalty to the homosexual cause would be in greater doubt in the minds of many on the left.
Note the article's quote of one homosexual city official:
"City Councilman Ritchie Torres, who is openly gay and backed James before recently deciding to endorse one of her primary opponents, Zephyr Teachout, told the News he views McClurkin as "vehemently homophobic and anti-gay.
"He said he had no interest in hitting James on the matter, though he said the question ultimately is "was she aware of it."
"If it was done knowingly, I would find it troubling," Torres said. "If it was done unknowingly, I would understand it."
So this homosexual City official, considers our Pastor to be "vehemently homophobic" and "anti-gay"?
Just what does "homophobic" mean? I have never heard my pastor express his fear of homosexuals. And just how does Ritchie Torres define "anti-gay"? On what bases does he equate a person's faith in God's delivering power with being "anti-gay"?
To be fair, the article does quote at least one homosexual City official who apparently was willing to maintain a rational perspective about it.
"Torres' fellow Councilman Danny Dromm, who is also openly gay, defended James.
"She has stood shoulder-to-shoulder with us in good times and bad -- and I know that will not change," Dromm said."
Homosexuals are and have been flooding into politics on every level for many years, knowing that political power in their hands can be used to violate the rights of people, and force them to submit to immorality and perversion.
I'm more concerned about the silence of believers on issues like this, when will we become as bold and outspoken as homosexuals are? When will we allow God's word too dictate to us how we are to deal with such activism, rather than the misapplied and misconstrued idea about "love" that has served to make us doormats for the LGBTQ-xyz community? God only knows.
Let's see how many of our Christian leaders will take a stand for Pastor McClurkin and boldly rebuke homosexuals and their supporters who dare to misrepresent him.