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Crosspoint Wesleyan Church IS a Whited Sepulchre

September 22, 2013

Fredericton church dismisses young volunteer due to sexual orientation

The Wesleyan Church in Fredericton this week dismissed a young volunteer because he is gay…

To his shock, they asked Briggs to stop his volunteer activities. They said he was welcome to continue attending church services. [Cue the chorus of Pink Floyd’s “Money.”]

But hey. Pastor Mark Brewer assures everybody that his church is still working hard to reach and love “everyone.”

Riiiiight. Except twenty-year-old extremely good guy Colin Briggs, who has volunteered at the church for two years, been a camp counselor for two years, and even gone a mission to Haiti to help the country recover from its terrible earthquake.

Colin Briggs with children of Haiti

Colin Briggs clearly needs to be stopped. Right, Jesus?

His volunteer work is no longer welcome at Crosspoint Wesleyan Church. Why? Because he did a bad job? (He didn’t.) Because he didn’t care deeply? (He did.) Because he wasn’t good with the kids in the children’s ministry? (He wasn’t.)

No, Mark Brewer and youth pastor Nathalie Estey kicked Briggs out of all his good-hearted volunteer work because the church is more concerned with what’s between his legs than all the good work he does for people in need.

That’s what it boils down to. This pastor is worried about what people will think (i.e., he won’t dispel his congregation’s misconceptions that homosexuality leads to pedophilia — which means that he will be helping those misconceptions to continue), so he will cut the church’s own throat and rob it of a great-souled volunteer.

This church claims to follow Jesus. So what did Jesus say about Sodom and Gomorrah, those cities that modern fundies like to associate with judgment against homosexuality? This is what Jesus says:

Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not…

And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.

Matthew 11: 20, 23, 24

He condemned Capernaum and other cities in that speech because they rejected mighty works done in the name of God. Even Sodom is better than them! And what has Colin Briggs done, if not “mighty works” in God’s name?

If the Crosspoint Wesleyan Church thought Sodom got judged harshly — just wait. Just wait. If the Jesus they believe in really exists and is really going to assess them at the end of time — oh, just wait.

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