A lot of these pastors who are turning into gay affirming ministries are paying a high price. It seems as though to follow what is popular is more important than keeping members, tithes and offerings. Many of them like Stan Mitchell, allegedly have paid a price.
According to ReligionNews.com, Mitchell routinely receives emails inviting him to kill himself, often including the assurance they were sent in love from other Christians. Half of his 12-member board has left, along with half the average offering and about a third of the weekly attendance — once at 800 to 1,000 people.
According to ReligionNews.com, there remains a high price: Last year, the Southern Baptist Convention expelled New Heart Community Church in La Mirada, Calif., after its pastor changed views on homosexuality. More recently, the Chicago-based Evangelical Covenant Church cut off funding for a church plant in Portland, Ore., when its pastor announced his support for LGBT equality.
It's so sad, even many preachers within the church are worried about what people may say, if they fully obey God and choose righteousness. This is how kids act, they worry about what their friends are going to say, if they don't follow. Therefore, there are a lot of immature preachers in the pulpit and will no doubt have to answer to God when their lives come to an end.
Source and Photo: ReligionNews.com