Soulforce To Bring ‘Gay Agenda’ To Six Mega-Churches
A gay coalition of groups led by Soulforce is targeting six U.S. mega-churches in an effort to foster dialogue about Christian views on homosexuality. “Reverend” Mel White is a homosexual activist, Ghostwriter of many “Christian” books (& Cofounder of Soulforce) & lives with his male lover, Gary Nixon, in Dallas, Texas. This spring, members Soulforce and its allies will visit six well-known churches throughout the nation. Dubbed as ‘The American Family Outing,’ the campaign targets the following churches: Lakewood Church (pastored by Joel Osteen), The Potter’s House (T.D. Jakes), Hope Christian Church (Harry Jackson), New Birth Missionary Baptist Church (Eddie Long), Willow Creek Community Church (Bill Hybels), and Saddleback Church (Rick Warren). According to the Soulforce website, ‘lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people’ and their families will attempt to visit with members, pastors, and leaders of the churches to talk about religious views on homosexuality. Their objective? ‘To begin a process of changing hearts and minds’ in those churches, says a document outlining the campaign, and ‘to educate the national public through the media on the issues of faith, family, and sexuality.’ The website explains that a delegation of ‘families’ including adults and children will visit each of the six churches. The Soulforce Mission Statement says: The mission of Soulforce is to cut off homophobia at its source — religious bigotry.