Habakkuk 2:5: “… he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all people”.
The headline above is surely enough proof, were any needed, that the Church of England is emphatically an utterly apostate church.
Bad enough ministers refusing to speak out against the “vile” sin of sodomy (Romans 1:26), worse still when they support it, but how truly repugnant it is in the light of God’s Word to see churches actively promoting and celebrating that which God has called an “abomination” (Leviticus 18:22).
Yet that is what we are seeing as the north eastern English city of Newcastle gets set to host an LGBT festival in its cathedral.
This outrageous, rank apostasy is to be held in the Cathedral Church of St Nicholas in that city from this Friday, 19th to Sunday, 21st July.
A total of six different events will be held within it to coincide with the sodomite ‘Pride’ celebrations being held there this weekend.
Among these events is a panel discussion called ‘Queering the church: beyond tolerance to inclusion’.
That’s a pretty unambiguous title, isn’t it?
The panellists taking part are also rather noteworthy.
They include a ‘Rev’ Bingo Allison (pictured, top), who apparently defines themself as a “nonbinary, genderqueer transgender” person. Answers on a postcard if anyone knows what that actually means.
This individual is apparently an ordained deacon in the Church of England and a curate to The Order of the Black Sheep in Chesterfield, in Derbyshire in England, a rather bizarre, liberal “Christian community”.
It also currently has positioned on its website’s home page a picture captioned with “Curate on tour at London Pride yesterday”.
The photograph shows ‘Rev’ Bingo Allison in the middle holding a banner bearing the slogan, “Queer Christian Collective”. ‘Rev’ Bingo Allison is wearing a t-shirt saying “Christians at Pride” with a clerical collar fixed to it. You can see it for yourself, provided the photo on the website hasn’t been updated, by clicking here.
Also on this ungodly panel is Isabel Hill, who is the founder of ‘Proud Catholics’, which is apparently a “local support group for LGBT+ fellowship and spiritual growth within the Catholic Church”, showing it is not just apostate Protestant churches being blighted by such Bible rejection.
The other two speakers are Karen Pollock, “a counsellor, queer Christian and Diversity and Inclusion Manager for Bi Pride UK” and Dr Rae Caro (pictured, below), a curate at St Martin’s and St Anthony’s in Byker, which appears to be in the Newcastle area. She is “bisexual and has been involved in LGBTI+ activism since 2007”.
You can see the programme for the event yourself by clicking here.
As well as it being outrageous that such an event could be taking place in a church setting involving such people who claim to be Christians, it is also profoundly sad that any section of the professing church has sunk so low.
The panel discussion event, which takes place this Sunday, has its main aim of the church moving “from tolerance to inclusion”.
While it sounds like what they term “queering the church” seems to be progressing at pace, it doesn’t seem to be fast enough for these individuals.
The verse from Habakkuk we quoted at the top of this article refers to the insatiable desire of Nebuchadnezzar to conquer more and more nations in his unquenchable thirst for more power and earthly glory.
It is said “he neither keepeth at home”, he “enlargeth his desire as hell” and “cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all people”.
Is not this same all-conquering desire to bring all into submission of the rigid dogma of the LGBT movement at work here?
Nothing is ever enough for the sodomite agenda to be satisfied.
Civil partnerships for those living in relationships God calls an “abomination” were created in all parts of the UK, including Northern Ireland, in 2005.
Was that enough? Of course not.
In 2013 the decision was made to cave into this ungodly agenda and introduce sodomite ‘marriage’ in England, Scotland and Wales.
Since that day, attention has turned to having the same grievous sin imposed on Northern Ireland, with constant ferocious attacks on any in this land who dare speak out against it.
When the Republic of Ireland voted to legislate for sodomite ‘marriage’, the banners were on display in Dublin saying Northern Ireland was next.
Nothing is ever enough until full submission to the sodomite agenda is achieved.
They are clearly seeking to gather unto them all nations.
And they are seeking to heap unto them all people.
Nobody dare speak out publicly against sodomy for fear of losing employment, for fear of losing any prospect of progression in their chosen occupation, for fear of being hounded publicly and privately for daring to differ or dissent from the true religion of modern Britain, the worship of the LGBT agenda.
The same is at large within many churches.
At one time it would have been unthinkable for an open sodomite to be allowed to be a member of a church, these days they are leading them.
The American Episcopal Church, a sister church of the Church of England, has just appointed another open sodomite as a bishop.
Even within our churches in Ulster, there is a very obvious trend towards sodomite affirmation.
You have groups like the utterly Christ-rejecting Harbour Faith Community in Carrickfergus, priding itself on being “LGBT affirming”.
You have so-called ministers such as ‘Rev’ Lesley Carroll, who was the special guest speaker at the 25th anniversary event of a transgender grouping called the ‘Belfast Butterfly Club’.
She “congratulated the club on its 25 years of transgender support charity work across Northern Ireland”, according to the ‘Belfast Butterfly Club’ website. She is pictured on the right of the image below with a leading member of that transgender group.
Then there is Carnmoney Presbyterian Church minister Rev John Dickinson, who endorsed so-called “gay Christian” and self-professed LGBT campaigner Vicky Beeching, and who also outrageously claimed the Presbyterian Church should apologise for barring full membership to sodomites.
We have also just seen the Methodist Church in Britain vote by 5 to 1 in favour of holding sodomite ‘marriages’ within the church. That church has several sodomite ministers.
The Quakers throughout Britain and Ireland have voted to hold sodomite ‘marriages’ in their meeting houses.
We could continue but trust it is clear to see that the professing church in many places has utterly caved into sodomy.
This instance in Newcastle is particularly blatant and outrageous.
In addition to the “queering the church” discussion panel, there is also a communion service with an LGBT emphasis, an LGBT history telling event and those at the festival will join in with the sodomite ‘Pride’ march through the city.
These details were revealed by the Christian Institute website, whose Director, Colin Hart, makes a very good point.
He said: “The message of the Gospel is that we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God. Instead of repenting of sin, this festival celebrates it.”
Such rejoicing in iniquity is spoken of in the opening chapter of Romans.
One of the most definitive passages in Scripture rejecting homosexuality and condemning it as sinful, Romans 1:22-32 says: “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”
That last line speaks of those who “have pleasure” in those who commit such grave sins, they promote and celebrate the sins of others.
And that is a major part of the LGBT movement and those who are helping to drive this celebration of sin.
Even as this wicked sin continues to be exalted by those who hate Christ, let us not be afraid to take our stand for Him and to speak out against the promotion of that which His Word condemns.
Let us be as noisy in our response to this wickedness as the sodomites and their promoters are in support of it.
Let us not be found silent or found wanting in this day and generation in which we have been called to live.
Surely the progress of such evil causes grieves our hearts, surely it merits our wholehearted opposition, not just our quiet sighs and complaints in company where we know it is safe to do so.
Even so, let us be even as Isaiah was in his willingness to serve the Lord and say, “Here am I” and be ready to cry aloud against that which is offensive and grievous to our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Let us not bear the condemnation of the spiritual leaders in the day of Ezekiel.
Ezekiel 13:5: “Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the Lord.”
There is a battle going on right now, the armies of the LGBT movement are seemingly sweeping all before them.
Will you take your stand for Christ, cling fast to His Word and refuse to allow the LGBT movement to conquer and pray for a mighty revival in our land?
2 Chronicles 7:14: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”