Despite Revoice “Gay Christians,” Crowds of Ex-Gays March to Celebrate Freedom from Sin
Yes, Same-Sex Attraction (SSA) is a sin. Clearly, Jesus taught that desires of the heart can be sinful and unlike heterosexual attraction, homosexual attraction can never be properly oriented or harnessed for the glory of God. SSA is a deviation of the natural, an offense to the supernatural, and an indication of an unconverted heart. However, this year’s Revoice Conference – founded by Southern Baptist Theological Seminary graduate, Nate Collins – advocated for “Gay Christianity,” claiming that Same-Sex Attraction was not a sin and could even be romantic in nature so long as it stopped short of bodily penetration. Even Albert Mohler has denounced Reparative Therapy (after defending it for years) and The Gospel Coalition and the ERLC have a homosexual priest, Sam Allberry, write for their publications.
The message of Revoice and those in the New Calvinism movement is very clear; being gay is a part of who you are, it is possible but not likely that God will change that, and so you should get used to living a celibate life.
Rejecting that notion are hundreds upon hundreds of Christians in the Freedom to March Movement who exemplify 1 Corinthians 6:11, who were homosexuals but who have now been set free indeed by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Claiming to be “a diverse group of former homosexuals and transgenders sharing our testimonies and celebrating our freedom,” these Christians can testify that God really can take gay people and make them straight. And frankly, their voices are not those that Revoice and the “Gay-Christian” mafia want you to hear. In fact, Revoice banned ex-gays from their conference, not wanting to hear their testimonies proclaiming that God can actually change hearts. Freedom to March, however, is a group of former homosexuals who actively reach out to practicing homosexuals with the message of the Gospel. And unlike Revoice, it’s a Gospel which has wonder-working power.
To be clear, Freedom to March doesn’t claim that by God’s power homosexuality can be suppressed. They claim that homosexuality can be completely conquered, rolled back, and done away with, completely removed from one’s nature. It was founded by Jeffrey McCall, MJ Nixon, Edward Byrd, and Kimberley Zimber – all former homosexuals or “transgender” individuals.
The first march of the group was held at the Sylvan Theater in Washington, D.C., in May and is planned to be an annual event. The next march will be in Los Angeles, California in November. A march is also planned for Orlando in 2019.
Jeffrey McCall, a co-founder of the movement and former “transgender,” said, “I was transformed through the grace of Jesus and found that others have been as well. These marches are a way to ensure that others who have overcome are not feeling isolated and alone. There is an entire community of people who have made this transformation, and we are here to support them.”
Ruiz, another director for the movement, said, “Through the Freedom Marches, we want to spread messages of love and acceptance for people who have shed their LGBTQ identity and show others that we do exist. These marches are our platform to educate, encourage others and share in a community. We’ve had a great response from people, other community groups and churches.”
[Editor’s Note: HT Charisma Mag]