Southern Baptist Minister Embraces Homosexuality, Calls God “Queer”

Jeff Hood, graduate of Southern Seminary and self-pronounced “Southern Baptist Pastor” recently spoke at the Cathedral of Hope and delivered this message, entitled “Embracing the Power of the Queer.”

Notable comments from Hood in this message include:

– Were Adam and Eve real people? Who gives a #@$@.

– The power of the queer is within you.

– Some people talk about reading your Bible. Sometimes I tell people, ‘you just need to read yourself.’

– Friends, you are perfect!

– Jesus was the most queer person on Earth.

– The first sin [in the Garden of Eden] was trying to be someone other than who God created you to be.

– It is OK to be queer, no matter what that means for you.

Embrace the power of the queer to transform this church!


Hood is a graduate of Southern Seminary, Auburn University, Emory University, the University of Alabama, Creighton University (that’s a lot of learnin’) and is currently pursuing a ‘Doctorate of Ministry in Practical Theology with an emphasis in Queer Theology’ from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University. Hood’s bio says that his “ordination is held by the Southern Baptist Convention.” A word to the wise, the SBC does not “hold ordinations” as other denominations do, and most likely means that he was ordained in a Southern Baptist Church (which should openly rebuke him along with his ordination council).

Hood has written three books, including The Queer: An Interaction with The Gospel of John, The Queering of an American Evangelical and The Sociopathic Jesus. Although married to a woman, Hood describes himself as “a southerner, queer, and christian.”

As you can tell from this man’s clerical collar (and his entire presentation), he’s no more Baptist than chalk is cheese (to quote Dr. Spurgeon). Southern Baptist churches need to take it upon themselves to publicly rebuke those that throw themselves into apostasy. Without churches taking seriously their Biblical mandate for discipline, men like Hood and Caner (and now, Cortez) are walking around making a disgrace of the SBC by throwing our name around.

Without discipline, without speaking up, the Downgrade continues at breakneck speed.

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10 Responses

  1. Jerry Dodson says:

    You said it all. The fact that this guy is still above ground speaks volumes about the grace of God.

  2. Shauna Bryant says:

    He is a self professed “Queer theologian” huh….well, that says volumes actually. This from wiki ( : ***begin quote*** “One theologian who brought life and substance to the queering of theology is Marcella Althaus-Reid. She mixes Latin American liberation theology with a woman-positive, queer-positive, and sex-positive reading of Biblical canon.[4] Though she died young, her contributions to this field were substantial. She offered a new way of understanding what theology can look like if we center marginalized people, including people in poverty and queer people. For Althaus-Reid, theology ought to be connected to the body and lived experience, and she takes her inspiration from those imaginaries.

    She put it this way:

    ″Indecent Sexual Theologies…may be effective as long as they represent the resurrection of the excessive in our contexts, and a passion for organizing the lusty transgressions of theological and political thought. The excessiveness of our hungry lives: our hunger for food, hunger for the touch of other bodies, for love and for God… [O]nly in the longing for a world of economic and sexual justice together, and not subordinated to one another, can the encounter with the divine take place. But this is an encounter to be found at the crossroads of desire, when one dares to leave the ideological order of the heterosexual pervasive normative. This is an encounter with indecency, and with the indecency of God and Christianity.″[5] “One theme in the theology of her “The Queer God” (Routledge, 2003) is the holiness of the gay club, as she explores the intersection and essential non-contradiction of a strong, vibrant faith life and sexual desire.[6][7] An example of finding otherness and desire in Biblical texts is her reading of Jeremiah 2:23-25 from the Hebrew:

    “…a young camel deviating from her path: a wild she-ass accustomed to the wilderness, sniffing the wind in her lust. Who can repel her desire? And you said, No! I love strangers, the different, the unknown, the Other, and will follow them.”[8]
    ** end quote**
    Interesting that the context of the verse is left out…. Jeremiah 2:21b-26a: How then have you turned degenerate
    and become a wild vine? 22 Though you wash yourself with lye and use much soap, the stain of your guilt is still before me,
    declares the Lord God. 23 How can you say, ‘I am not unclean, I have not gone after the Baals’? Look at your way in the valley; know what you have done—a restless young camel running here and there, 24 a wild donkey used to the wilderness, in her heat sniffing the wind! Who can restrain her lust? None who seek her need weary themselves; in her month they will find her. 25 Keep your feet from going unshod and your throat from thirst. But you said, ‘It is hopeless, for I have loved foreigners, and after them I will go.’ 26 “As a thief is shamed when caught,so the house of Israel shall be shamed:” Hmmmm, I see exactly why the context was left out of this ‘queer self-justification’! Because the quote she uses as an affirmation in context calls it degenerate. Oh yeah – that degree he is working on at Brite, is from a grant begun by lesbian Rev. Ann Day at the Carpenter Foundation.

  3. Bryan says:

    Did I hear that right? from 5 min to 5:17 min “God beyond God”.. Did anyone else hear that?

  4. mbwoodside says:

    I think we see something very clearly articulated in Hood’s message and that is homosexuality is itself a religion and theology. For guys like Hood and those within the apostate church, being queer is their religious identity and it is their world view and philosophy. They have a queer reading of Scripture much the same way a Mormon or JW or any other cult would read it. Verses don’t mean what they used to as the example of Gen 1:27 that he gave. This is why I try to explain to people that we are not just dealing with someon trapped in sexual sin when we deal with these apostate churches, we are dealing with idolatry and false worship. These false teachers are many times not even gay themselves, although Hood seemed very effeminate, but they are extremely zealous in seeking to convert others.This is also why the Russell Moore approach of a “nicer and softer tone” won’t work. How would a softer tone work with a false teacher who seeks to lead thousands astray by speaking and writing and calling God queer?

    And to the point about Brite Divinity School: the think tank there led to the repeal of DADT, DOMA, and now seeks to introduce as many gay affirming and other apostate denominations and even humanist chaplains into the military. You can go to this link and see what the future of the military chaplaincy could look like:

  5. I have several friends who have devoted themselves to queer theology, and I don’t even bother to engage them anymore, because there is not a shred of it that is shaped by the scriptures, but rather it is a theology wholly shaped by their feelings.

  6. James Kief says:

    Does not surprise me. When you have well known Gospel Artist Sandy Patti singing with the Turtle Creek Chorale, June 3, 2013, what’s next? Here is an article in the “Gay Community Newspaper” concerning Patti’s up-coming concert back then. Scroll Down

  7. kristea0337 says:

    Just realized this guy lives in the town next to me.

    Here’s an article that is over a year old but still telling.

  8. Shaming Southern Baptist is no small thing, but is insignificant in comparison to the shame he forces upon my Lord and King, Jesus.