Wisconsin church reinstates ousted gay pastor

35 years ago, church elders called out sexual sin and made sure it was not an acceptable practice for its leadership. In one Wisconsin church, it ousted a homosexual pastor. This past weekend, the church not only “repented and apologized,” they welcomed the pastor back to the pulpit, and issued a pro-LGBT proclamation.

The Apostle Paul, reacting in shock and dismay, said of the Corinthian Church:

It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father’s wife.  And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you. For though absent in body, I am present in spirit; and as if present, I have already pronounced judgment on the one who did such a thing.  When you are assembled in the name of the Lord Jesus and my spirit is present, with the power of our Lord Jesus, you are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.

But things have changed. God’s Word now allows for homosexual sin, because it’s legal now.

Wait, what?

That’s not right. God’s Word is unchanging. No, it is the modern “church” that has fallen away.

The Kenosha, Wisconsin church has restored a pastor who was told to leave more than three decades ago because of unrepentant sin. He was gay. Still is. The Wisconsin Gazette reports:

For the first time since the United Methodist Church declared “the practice of homosexuality” to be “incompatible with Christian teaching,” a local church congregation will apologize to one of its former pastors affected by the decree.

Thirty-five years after being dismissed from his position as associate pastor, First UMC of Kenosha is inviting the Rev. Kevin A. Johnson, now pastoring in Palm Springs, California, and his husband, back to Kenosha for a “Weekend of Reconciliation” on Feb. 4-5, 2017.

The invitation was under consideration for more than a year as First UMC of Kenosha went through steps to declare itself a Reconciling Ministries Congregation in the UMC, which means welcoming openly the LGBTQ+ community into its church despite the restrictions still imposed by the church’s official Book of Discipline (church law).

The weekend will include a youth group reunion, as well as an interactive discussion with Johnson reflecting on his journey the past 35 years.

Johnson will preach during the festival service on Sunday morning, Feb. 5 at 10:30 a.m.

The weekend will conclude with the issuance of “The Kenosha Declaration,” a statement urging other churches that dismissed out LGBTQ+ clergy from duties because of their sexual orientation to reconcile with them publicly “as a means of grace and healing in the church and wider communities.”

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4 Responses to Wisconsin church reinstates ousted gay pastor

  1. Rapturesaint January 19, 2017 at 1:15 pm #

    Some bible teachers say the Apostate era is here. In 2 Thessalonians 2:3, talks about the falling away or departure. This Wisconsin so-called Christian church is an very good example of the “falling away.” They just departed from the path of God Almighty.
    A good sign that the Rapture of the Church is coming soon…very very soon. A time when Jesus Christ returns in the clouds, with the “Trumpet of God” all born again Christian saints will be taken home to heaven. Come quickly Lord Jesus, come quickly.

  2. Edwitness January 19, 2017 at 2:52 pm #

    Amen rapturesaint,
    The fact that these people could accept this decision as from God is worse than the deviant who is being accepted back. But, wolves have made their way into the leadership everywhere in the church. And no surprise there since most people who are in the churches are just clocking in for God anyway. The church today is in freefall/apostasy just as the scripture said it would be.
    Come quickly Lord Jesus.
    Blessings:-}

  3. Manny1962 January 19, 2017 at 3:12 pm #

    Is it any wonder the bible highlights this sin in Genesis and the man of sin will most likely be a homosexual, it definitely is the end of days, one must be blind not to see the utter apostasy infecting churchianity. The other day at the annual globalist meeting at DAVOS a leading globalist from Cambridge University said these are “days unlike anything seen before and very dangerous.”

    Ironically, a secular globalist can see the danger on the horizon, while many Christians ignore and deny coming judgement. I have a strong opinion that 2017-2018 will be very interesting years
    Look to the Middle East, China and Europe, things are going to get dicey, Europe’s economy is in tatters. And ours is not far behind. Remember the Antichrist Christ will come in on peace platforrm, he has a bow, but no arrows, he will receive a wound on his head that should not be survivable, but he does……. Also, the great apostasy must happen first before he is revealed! We are so close! Most of Christianity is already compromised, the story above is just but a single pixel on a corrupted panorama! He is returning sooner than we think! Maranatha!

  4. Manny1962 January 19, 2017 at 3:24 pm #

    Remember this: look at how many so called Christians say homosexuality is compatible with scripture, the time is soon upon us that they will be the majority and we will be persecuted for not agreeing with them. This is coming down the pike sooner than we think. You can see it here on this site, they chastise those that would defend the truth.

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