Saturday, July 4, 2020

Bishop T.D. Jakes: LGBT community should receive respect and equal protection

Bishop T.D. Jakes (Image: NNPA)

Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times

Bishop T.D. Jakes thinks it is “absolutely” possible for the LGBT and black communities to coexist.

Jakes, who joined HuffPost Live on Monday, opened up to host Marc Lamont-Hill about his thoughts on the relationship between these communities.

“I think that it’s going to diverse from church to church every church has a different opinion on the issue and every gay person is different,” Jakes said.

While Jakes believes churches are allowed to practice and preach values shared by their respective leaders, he also advocates that LGBT people attend a church that aligns with their own beliefs and values. And although he admits that his individual stance on homosexuality is both “evolved and evolving,” he says all LGBT people should be treated with tolerance and respect.

“LGBT’s of different types and sorts have to find a place of worship that reflects what your views are and what you believe like anyone else,” he said. “And the church should have its own convictions and values.”

Jakes also reaffirmed that members of the LGBT community, like all american citizens, deserve equal protection under the law.

“Once you begin to understand that democracy, that a republic actually, is designed to be an overarching system to protect our unique nuances then we no longer look to public policy to reflect biblical ethics,” Jakes said.

6 COMMENTS

  1. I READ THE ARTICLE ABOUT BISHOP T.D JAKES ON LGBT PEOPLE AND I’M DEEPLY DISAPPOINTED, HIS POSITION IS VERY POLITICAL NOT BIBLICAL. IT REALLY DOES NOT MATTER WHAT T.D JAKES FEELS OR SAYS, WHAT MATTER IS WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS AND WHAT GOD SAYS VIDE HIS WORDS. REALLY MAN WILL ALWAYS BE MAN AND GOD WILL NEVER CEASE TO BE GOD FOR ANY NATION, MAN OR COMMUNITY.

  2. Thank you for sharing Johnson.

    I must admit that personally, I really liked what he said, because God never called for us to not love those who don’t follow His word. Bishop Jakes did not say he was endorsing the lifestyle – he was acknowledging that the U. S. Government is not a part of the ministry of God. The government accepts taxes from all, we are the UNITED states of America and while I might not like a lot of things — the rights of all should be equal in the eyes of the government.

    We like to drop our Christianity when we want to do what we want to do — but can be very quick to get in an uproar about the mistakes of others. In God’s eyes: sin is sin; a sinner is a sinner —- He loves us all. I strongly believe that if we were handling marriage as God required we would not have people rushing to alternative lifestyles in droves. When we fix ourselves and set the example some of these things that anger people so will be taken care of.

  3. The problem we have in this country is that we have all of these groups. We’re not groups of people. We are individuals. We might belong to a particular group, but we’re born alone, we die alone, and we will be judged by God, alone.

    The LGBT is just another political group that is looking for some sort of protect, special rights, or acceptance. Gay rights, black rights, women’s rights are all misnomers. Rights are NOT group based, and if the LGBT folks didn’t identify themselves as a group, that might help to resolve the matter. The Declaration of Independence states that we all are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights of life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness. Notice it said all (meaning individuals), and not groups of people. Why? Because God sees us as individuals. Unfortunately, the Church is addressing this in attack mode, when we should just stand on the Scriptures and hate the sin and love the people. The LGBT people, as individuals, have their God-given, Constitutional rights.

    Let’s stop skirting around the issues and let’s stop with the political correctness

  4. Mr. Jakes, as leader of his ministry and the Potter’s church, talks eloquently about the Word of God, but seems to be socially neutral and non committal on the unrighteousness of homosexuality.
    He seems to be walking instead the walk of “social correctness”…so as to respect the FREEDOM of rights of those, President Obama, that claim that the homosexual lifestyle is right, a right, in their own eyes.

    Mr. Jakes respects this FREEDOM because it is his first love.
    He worships the same FREEDOM that the homosexuals do, but in his case it is to be free to do his religion.
    This FREEDOM that both worship dictates that it is RIGHT, a right, to be free to worship ANY ‘god’ as per one’s self-justification.
    How can Mr. Jake speak against the sin of homosexuality when he himself embraces the sin of freedom to worship any god ( religious liberty).
    Once, some people accused the Lord Jesus Christ of being a demon when he cast out a demon. But the Lord Jesus Christ said that satan cannot cast out satan for his house would fall.

    Mr. Jakes worships the same freedom as do the homosexuals.
    Mr. Jakes worships the way of satan, which confesses that it is right to embrace the “taken freedom” to justify “good and evil” in one’s own eyes, for one’s own wisdom and desires.

    Mr. Jake is as a virgin whose oil vessel is empty and who is using the name of Christ as a ‘lamp’ that will soon burn out…for the Lord Jesus Christ will say ” I do not know you, workers of lawlessness”.

    The Lord Jesus Christ said to worship ONLY the One Lord your Creator and Him Alone to SERVE in obedience and love, love for HIM first and foremost and love for, to do GOOD according to the One Truth, to the fellow man.

    Very soon, the Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the One Creator, will return, as a thief in man’s eyes, to rule the earth in obedience and power as the ONE KING according to the Will of ‘I AM’ and NOT according to man’s first love for “his freedom”, for his desire to serve and magnify oneself (XES).
    …and man will weep and clench his teeth in intense anger when his freedom will be no more.

    The Lord Jesus Christ said to walk in his steps and to suffer the same.
    The Lord Jesus Christ said to repent and to serve Only Him, the One True Way.

  5. TD Jakes…FREEDOM, the Overarching System (the ‘god of fortresses’?) that Protects Unique Nuances.

    Mr. Jakes recently stated …
    …”…Once you begin to understand that democracy, that a republic actually, is designed to be an overarching system to protect our unique nuances, then we no longer look to public policy to reflect biblical ethics.”
    …”The church should have the right to have its own convictions and values; if you don’t like those convictions and values and you totally disagree with it, don’t try to change my house, move into your own … and find somebody who gets what you get about faith.”

    It is clear that Mr. Jakes believes in, defends, and glorifies the righteousness of FREEDOM of Self-Rights….which in this discussion revolves around freedom of sexual lifestyle and religious freedom.

    He has very clearly justified in his eyes the “goodness” of the democratic (self-ruling) system, outlining that it acts as the “overarching system”, ie the authority above all other authorities, that protects the nuances , the differences in the variety and preferences of personal beliefs, whether they be sexual or religious.

    In other words, this “ overarching” acts as the ‘god of (above) all fortresses’.

    It is written in Daniel, that the last king of the north will glorify and advance his “god of fortresses”.

    What is the one belief, amongst all nations, peoples, religions, lifestyles, that is common to all?
    What one belief is embraced, desired, and glorified by the small and the great, by the rich and the poor, by the free (employers) and by the bondmen ( employees)?
    What is the one belief that is marked as a sign of allegiance on everyone’s forehead and hand?

    Is it not the love for FREEDOM…for freedom of self-rights, freedom of self-religion, freedom of self-happiness, freedom of sexual lifestyle?

    Mr. Jakes has clearly shown that he places this FREEDOM as the overarching way of life above all other beliefs, thus subsequently placing the Son of the One Creator, the Lord Jesus Christ, below this “FREEDOM” and consequentially categorizing HIM to be of EQUAL validity to ‘other gods’.

    This FREEDOM dictates that it is RIGHT, a right, to be free to worship ANY ‘god’ as per one’s self-justified desires, establishing this to be “good” in one’s own eyes.

    BUT the One Creator said that man is not to worship any other gods. In other words HE said that man is NOT FREE to worship other gods, warning man that if he were to do so the judgement and penalty for this taken-freedom, for this disobedience, would be death.

    The Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the One Creator, said the we are to worship ONLY the One Lord your Creator God and HIM Alone to serve in obedience and love, love for HIM first and foremost and love for, to do GOOD according to the One True Way, to the fellow man.

    Very soon, the Lord Jesus Christ will return, as a thief in man’s eyes, to rule the earth in obedience and power as the ONE KING according to the Will of ‘I AM’ and NOT according to man’s first love for “his overarching freedom “, for his desire to serve and magnify oneself (XES).
    …and man will weep and clench his teeth in intense anger when his freedom will be no more
    …and the Lord Jesus Christ will say, to those that hypocritically and theologically claim “biblical ethics” in His Name, that “ I do not know you, workers of lawlessness”.

    The Lord Jesus Christ said to repent and to serve Only Him, for He is the One True Way of Life.

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