Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Praying The Gay Away.....

Last week the Church of God in Christ held its 107th Holy Convocation in St. Louis, and estimates have it that 28,000 people gathered this year. According to statistics, some of those people are probably gay. But if COGIC Superintendent Earl Carter had his way, they’re now formerly gay because of the power of The Lord.

In a video making the rounds Monday, the superintendent laid hands on a churchgoer who claimed that he was no longer gay and would no longer wear makeup or women’s clothing because he “likes women, women, women.”

Carter was consumed with anger because the convention seemed, sadly, to be a coming-out party for its gay congregants, and he reportedly went off on pastors and gay choir directors.

The unnamed churchgoer isn’t the first one to say that prayer helped him rid himself of his homosexuality. There’s the infamous Antoine “Bedroom Intruder” Dodson, who rose to viral status after preventing a burglar from raping his sister. Two years ago Dodson claimedthat he was no longer gay because of his newfound religion.

“I have to renounce myself, I’m no longer into homosexuality; I want a wife and family, I want to multiply and raise and love my family that I create. I could care less about the fame and fortune, I’ve givin all that up to know the true history of the Bible. For I am the true chosen Hebrew Israelite descendant of Judah,” Dodson stated on a now-deleted Facebook post.

Donnie McClurkin, who is one of the most popular gospel artists of all time, also claims that prayer rid him of his gayness. McClurkin's newfound-anti gayness even got him cut from a Martin Luther King Jr. concert series last year after Washington, D.C., officials received complaints about his negative stance on homosexuality. McClurkin asserts that his homosexuality was caused by being sexually abused as a child, and prayer was the only thing that helped.

IIn a 2012 interview with Roland Martin McClurkin stated, “You can’t call me a homophobic if I’ve been a homosexual. That’s quite a stretch.”

A writer from "The Root.com" had this to say,

"But is praying the gay away even a thing? Those on social media don’t think so: Religion and homosexuality will always be a touchy subject, but with a church that boasts membership numbers upward of 6 million, let’s face it: Chances are, some of the COGIC congregation will be gay. That’s a lot of praying the gay away. Here’s a novel idea: How about just letting people be who they want to be, and let whatever higher power they believe in deal with them on their own time?"

Quotes like this are nothing more than devisive attempts to limit God by giving the impression that homosexuality is something as natural or as essential to some people as breathing. But the fact of the matter is, prayer is all inclusive, and there is nothing that God cannot do.

Philippians 4:6 - Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 - Pray without ceasing.

Mark 11:24 - Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive [them], and ye shall have [them].

NOTICE: None of these scriptures says "except homosexuality". They are all inclusive.

To believe that there are some things in this world that cannot be changed through the power of prayer, is to believe that prayer changes nothing.




  1. "How about just letting people be who they want to be, and let whatever higher power they believe in deal with them on their own time?" I like that quote. I believe that is the only way--it has nothing to do (for me) with being "divisive" and "limiting" God. Who could limit God? Personally, I find homosexuality to be an evil, BUT I have no way to stop it--so, I have resigned myself to letting God handle it. I try to be nice to people who are homosexuals, but I don't attempt to associate with them. AND, I don't know why there are so many homosexual ministers and choir directors. You know Lucifer (satan) was an angel and was in the choir, perhaps it is satan's way of getting back at God. Who really knows?? As far as this man about which this article is written, well, some folks say that homosexuals are "born that way", others say it is "acquired". God will have to deal with it.

    1. Absolutely! I read an interesting quote earlier today. "Don't condemn people because than sin differently than you." But we don't have to agree, and it shouldn't be a problem when we disagree.