It comes as no surprise that Oneness Pentecostal and Word of Faith preacher T.D. Jakes would make these concerning statements. Since he’s anti-trinitarian and preaches the heretical prosperity gospel which saves no one, we should not listen to a word this man says as he’s clearly a false teacher. He states that the issue of homosexuality “is complex.” Although that may be true, living the gay lifestyle is sinful (Romans 1:26- 8, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10) so those involved in it have no choice but to repent and turn away from it. True repentance always results in a change of actions (Acts 3:19, Acts 26:20). In the interview with far left zealot Mark Lamont Hill, “Bishop” Jakes neglects to mention this but instead lends his support to those who struggle with sin.
One other note of importance as we share this article from Christian News Network: They have changed their headline on this story from its original, (“T.D. Jakes Comes Out for Gay Marriage and LGBT Churches” to state: “T.D. Jakes Comes Out for ‘Gay Rights’ and ‘LGBT Churches,’ Says Position is ‘Evolving’. Their article remains the same.
We want to make sure we are accurate in our reporting, even when we share from other sources and what they report. So we have also changed our headline.
Now to Christian News Network’s report:
Megachurch leader and author T.D. Jakes says that homosexuals should attend congregations that affirm their lifestyle and that politics do not need to reflect biblical ethics, adding that his position on homosexuality is both “evolved and evolving.”
During an interview with the Huffington Post on Monday, Jakes was asked by a viewer if he believes that homosexuals and the black church can co-exist.
“Absolutely… I think it is going to be diverse from church to church. Every church has a different opinion on the issue and every gay person is different,” he replied. “And I think that to speak that the church—the black church, the white church or any kind of church you wanna call it—are all the same, is totally not true.”
Jakes said that he thinks homosexuals should find congregations that affirm their lifestyle.
“LGBT’s of different types and sorts have to find a place of worship that reflects what your views are and what you believe like anyone else,” he outlined.
“The church should have the right to have its own convictions and values; if you don’t like those convictions and values [and] you totally disagree with it, don’t try to change my house, move into your own … and find somebody who gets what you get about faith,” Jakes added.
He said that the issue of homosexuality is “complex.”
“Paul spends a lot of time wrestling back and forth, trying to understand should a woman wear a head covering, should you cut your hair,” Jakes stated. “I mean, they grappled back then and we’re grappling now because we’re humans and we are flawed and we’re not God.”
“Once you understand you’re not God, you leave yourself an ‘out’ clause to grow,” he said.
When asked if his position on homosexuality has “evolved,” Jakes agreed that it has.
“Evolved and evolving,” he replied. “I think that where I am is to better understand we, the church, bought into the myth that this is a Christian nation.” Continue reading
Correction: Originally the Christian News Network headline read: T.D. Jakes Comes Out for “Gay Marriage” and LGBT Churches,” Says Position is “Evolving.” Christian News Network has since revised the headline as reflected above.