Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A question for pastor Olive of the Common Ground (no 's') church: "Can You Be Gay and Christian?" YES or NO

[Update: this was originally posted on 8/7 and there is still no answer from pastor Olive.]

Just a simple 'Yes' or 'No' pastor Olive.

With great fanfare on Facebook pastor Mike Olive and his Common Ground (no 's') church sent out a new church policy to the community in Lake Worth:
Pay particular attention to #7: "Believes God's Love changes everything." Can pastor Olive give us an example of what "God's Love" can change? Would sexuality be one of the things "God's Love" can change? 

Here are two images from the Common Ground (no 's') church a short time ago, just prior to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) gay marriage ruling:
On several occasions the Common Ground (no 's') church referenced 'Michael Brown'; from Wikipedia:
     Because of his stances on homosexuality, he [Michael Brown] has been profiled extensively to be among the groups and leaders that the Southern Poverty Law Center considers to be hate groups. In September 2012, the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Report named Brown among "30 New Activists Heading Up the Radical Right."
Here is a video of Michael Brown promoting a book he authored:

If pastor Olive answers 'No', that's fine. It's no secret there are groups, religious and not, who vehemently oppose SCOTUS' ruling on gay marriage. They have every right to their beliefs. What no one appreciates is dishonesty and misdirection especially by someone who claims to be a pastor.

I would suggest pastor Olive delete #7 from his 'Affirmations' and thoughtfully consider his answer to the question 'Can you be both gay and Christian?': YES or NO.