July 24, 2015

Kentucky Says Pastors Can't Call Homosexuality 'Sinful'

In what would have been considered unthinkable even a few months ago, the state of Kentucky has now ordered volunteer pastors they can't tell the people they're ministering to that homosexuality is "sinful."

As of now, if the volunteers don't obey this religious test, they won't be allowed to minister in the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice, and will have to resign, according to Liberty Counsel.

There has already been one victim of this outrage - Pastor David Wells, who has been a volunteer at the Warren County Regional Juvenile Detention Center for over a decade. He operated under the auspices of "the prison ministry of Pleasant View Baptist Church in McQuady."

Liberty Counsel said this:

“Many juveniles are in DJJ custody because of sexual crimes. Pastor Wells must be able to discuss what the Bible says about matters of sexuality with the juveniles he is trying to help. To remove the Bible from a pastor’s hands is like removing a scalpel from a surgeon’s hands. Without it, they cannot provide healing.”

Here's the order called DJJ Policy 912:

Volunteers "[S]hall not refer to juveniles by using derogatory language in a manner that conveys bias towards or hatred of the LGBTQI community. DJJ staff, volunteers, interns, and contractors shall not imply or tell LGBTQI juveniles that they are abnormal, deviant, sinful, or that they can or should change their sexual orientation or gender identity."

This is an outrage that Christians in Kentucky must rise up against. What they are doing is calling God's word and God Himself as speaking hateful, biased, derogatory things. 

Liberty Counsel sent a letter to the Commissioner Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice saying he and it have until July 31 to reinstate Wells.

It said in part:

“Liberty Counsel writes regarding the blatantly unconstitutional revocation of volunteer prison minister status of ordained Christian minister David Wells, who has provided voluntary spiritual counseling and mentorship to juvenile inmates under the control of the Department of Juvenile Justice. … This revocation was issued by Warren County Regional Juvenile Detention Center on the basis of the April 4, 2014, DJJ Policy 912, which mandates full DJJ support of homosexuality and transvestism."

Not only must we totally resist this evil, but find out whose behind it and have them removed from office, and possibly prosecuted. It needs to be done quickly or we'll find out our freedoms have been totally eroded .
in Kentucky.

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