Thursday, July 10, 2014
Pastor Fights Fire with Brimstone
Earlier this week, an openly gay former Episcopal bishop bashed La Mesa’s Skyline megachurch, a leading force against gay marriage. The Rev. Gene Robinson writes of attending a service devoted to creating fear about liberals: “if you left that service feeling hopeful, at peace with God, and eager to help the poor and needy, then you weren’t paying attention.”
Pastor Jim Garlow sent a lengthy response to Times of San Diego. While he described Robinson as a friend, Garlow denies his church is fearful and said it — unlike liberal churches — has been welcoming to critics.
Garlow also mentions the Episcopal Church’s decline, declares that “boldness is walking in truth when the prevailing culture mocks you for it,” and says “those who have contributed to the moral and economic decline of America should have fear for the fact that they will someday stand before God and be held accountable for their actions.”