Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Should Willow Creek Have Met With Soulforce?

What does the bible say about it?

From "Willow Creek Should Not Have Met With Soulforce" by Sonja Dalton, posted 6/16/08 at

A fundamental question has been lost amid the sensation over the recent meeting between Willow Creek leadership and pro-homosexuality activists affiliated with the group Soulforce:

Did Pastor Bill Hybels have Biblical authority to welcome, meet with, and dine with Jay Bakker and Soulforce?

First, let’s examine who these Willow Creek “guests” were…

Jay Bakker (right) is the cigarette-puffing, tattooed, punk-rocker son of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker; he’s the star of the Sundance Channel series “One Punk Under God” and “pastor” of the “gay”-affirming Revolution NYC. He is quoted as having said:

“…I felt like God spoke to my heart and said ‘[homosexuality] is not a sin.’”

(You might want to pencil that into your Bible, somewhere near Leviticus 18:22 or I Corinthians 6:9-11. Or not.)

On Sunday, June 8th, Bakker served as the “clergy leader” for “The American Family Outing” — a group of homosexual, bisexual, and transgender “families” who imposed themselves upon Bill Hybels and Willow Creek Community Church. These counterfeit “families” are, in fact, “queer” and allied activists associated with Soulforce, whose website states:

“The mission of Soulforce is to cut off homophobia at its source – religious bigotry…”

The founder of Soulforce is Mel White, who left family and church to engage in homosexuality and who unabashedly preaches:

“I am gay. I am proud. And God loves me without reservation.

(The question is, Mel, do you love God? For Jesus said, “If you love Me, you will keep my commandments.” John the Baptist taught: “Whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.”)

This is an excellent and very helpful commentary for understanding all the issues. To read the entire commentary CLICK HERE.

Subsequent to the meeting with Pr. Hybels, Soulforce activists reported in various news sources that Willow Creek leadership agrees with them about the following:

(1) Sexual orientation is unchangeable.
(2) "6 of the 7 verses used to condemn homosexuality are irrelevant; really referring to other things."
This is, of course, very worrisome to faithful Christians. Did Willow Creek leadership really say this? What does Willow Creek leadership really believe regarding homosexuality? They have yet to issue a statement rebutting the homosexual activists' accounts of this meeting.

Please read the rest of this commentary and consider contacting Willow Creek leadership to respectfully ask them to set the record straight about what was said at that meeting and what their position on homosexuality really is.