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Gay Christian Pastor In St. Louis Are You Looking For a Church?

Hey everyone! My name is Pastor Lenny and My Husband and I pastor a church in St. Louis Missouri. It is our goal to let those interested that there are ministries that are out there all over that are open and loving and believe that your salvation has nothing to do with your sexual orientation. If you live in the St. Louis Mo area please come and check us out. If not and your looking for answers please dont hesitate to contact me.  Pastor Lenny

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ryanandlenny ryanandlenny 26-30, M 12 Responses Sep 15, 2009

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Repent! And stop leading these lost souls to hell! You will be held accountable for the blood that will be on your hands. You know that that is not truth! In your heart. Listen to me for a sec, Man of God if that is what you are, I won't go into scriptures because you know them. You want what you want.But God is not pleased if we continue in sin, any of us including me! We will not make it to heaven in sinful conditions if we don't repent. You must make a choice, it is either God and righteousness, or flesh and lust- being eternally seperated from God. Have you not known or heard An Of God that any Christian who go to hell will have the harshest punishment why? because they know better, and you know better. Repent from your sin and get it right before Jesus comes!

I think we should do some self-reflections here.<br />
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For this reason God gave them over to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged the natural sexual relations for unnatural ones, and likewise the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed in their passions for one another. Men committed shameless acts with men and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.<br />
And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what should not be done. They are filled with every kind of unrighteousness, wickedness, covetousness, malice. They are rife with envy, murder, strife, deceit, hostility. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, contrivers of all sorts of evil, disobedient to parents, senseless, covenant-breakers, heartless, ruthless. Although they fully know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but also approve of those who practice them. (Romans 1:26-32 NET)<br />
Praise be to God that Jesus does have compassion on sinners like us!;) (Jesus had compassion on prostitutes, murderers...) Having a Gay marriage still angers him. If you are saved by God, wouldn't you want to please him in all areas of your life?<br />
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Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! The sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, passive homosexual partners, practicing homosexuals, thieves, the greedy, drunkards, the verbally abusive, and swindlers will not inherit the kingdom of God. Some of you once lived this way. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-11 NET)<br />
Indeed, before we are saved, we were infinitely evil, but now with Christ, he gave us power over sin (sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, passive homosexual partners, practicing homosexuals). He clearly wants us to get rid of it, don't you think?

I'm not gay nor a believer (been baptised more times than I can count .. doesn't seem to stick)<br />
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Pastor Lenny ... Great stuff ... There a multitude of faithful gays out there, actively being ostracized by the broader religious community. Being bashed over the head with Leviticus whenever they pop their heads up. Your providing a sanctuary for such to practice their belief unmolested and away from persecution. Maybe in a more enlightened time you would be canonized ;-)<br />
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To those COP's (Christian obsessive compulsives) who have that uncontrollable urge to quote cherry-picked sc<x>ripture at those they can't accept, with the purpose of informing them that they are going to hell (Hells the really bad place in Christianity right?) WHAT a despicable act !

Don't go there about something that simple as the cotton you wear. I think that people nowadays are justify what they do to cater to their own beliefs. We as a society have rationalized everything so well that we can no longer be convicted of doing what we ALL know as right! Just like we can identify between being happy and sad, also there is a conscience feeling when doing right or wrong. That is the holy spririt making it's way into our hearts, but we are too STUBBORN to listen. So: Leviticus 20:13 - "If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads." (NIV)

I needed to see this and hear that there are people out there JUST LIKE ME! I am 36 years old, recently outed and have to start this new life as an OUT,GAY BLACK MAN. Even though race is not a paramount issue here, it does affect how others perceive me. Im moving back to St Louis soon, and Id love to actually have a church family where I can be safe to be myself, for a change. Thank you Pastors Lenny and Ryan!

BTW - just one last question...if all it takes to be saved is a belief in Christ - why would someone need to come to your church, or ANY church, for that matter, and even MORE importantly - why would they want to ever give their money to a church?

1. Jesus said that not ONE jot or iota of the law was changed by his coming, and that ALL the laws were still in effect and that damned are they who teach otherwise.<br />
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2. Why do Christians conveniently forget that eating shrimp is an abomination but remember that homosexuality is?<br />
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3. Why does the Bible say it's OK to stone your recalcitrant children at the city gates or that you could sell your daughter into slavery. Is it STILL OK to do those things even though there are man-made laws against them?<br />
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4. If Paul really did have a conversion and heard Jesus' Word - why doesn't he EVER mention just ONE word that Jesus spoke and mostly only mention him as a Sky-God and only rarely that he was a man that lived on Earth?<br />
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5. Why did all of the other Apostles think that Paul was a fanatic, and why did they all insist that to be "saved" you also had to obey all the Jewish Laws as Jesus commanded them to?<br />
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6. Can you worship and love a god that would send a bear to ravage (kill) little children just because they made fun of one of his priests? Really? You think that's an OK thing for a deity to do? And yes, I *DO* think I can sit in judgement of that manipulative, jealous (in his own words), egotistical, snide, snob of a hypocrite. The glory of it all is, though, that THERE IS NO GOD.<br />
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Live as the fictional Christ commanded people to live, and I'll have not ONE problem with you. But no Christian alive today does, except maybe some of the Jews for Jesus, and even they are a bit hypocritical and snobby.

This is my last post to you, First I dont have to question my salvation :) there is nothing in the word that says my belief in CHRIST which is all it take to be saved is based on anything other than my faith that he exist. John 3:16.. Praise the Lord.. Next make sure you understnad the context of the word before you start throwing it around Jesus don't like that.... Make sure you know beyond a shadow of a doubt what your saying is true. Do a study on it search the scriptures, find the true meaning of the words in hebrew and greek and then move forward.. But, dont try and tell me about something you have no clue about.. Of course in less your gay your self and you are hiding it.. I did that too.. But seriously, educate your self and spread the TRUTH of the Word of GOD and not the words that proceedeth out of the mouth of your preacher... So I dont need you to pray for my slavaiton cause I already have it.. Next are you going to go to Red Lobster and preach to all those eating there cause you know what the bible says about eating shell fish. And one sin is no greater than the other right.. SO if you see me being gay as a sin then you need to go and live out the Law! Praying that your eyes be opened and the Love of Jesus pours from you to all. In Jesus Name Pastor Lenny

Sorry I didn't get back on this sooner but isn't being Gay a sin? The Bible say's that Christ died while we were still yet sinners. He did his part aren't we supposed to do ours and to stop sinning and to start walking in his ways? I used to be heavily into sin it took me 9 years to completely repent from my heart from my dreams even though I wasn't actually doing the actual act God had shown me that I was still sinning so I took him seriously and really stopped and embraced what I needed all along his way and I'm very happy to be on the right track right now! Finally! I do believe you when you say that Jesus is in your life and that he is saving you but you cannot continue to live in sin because he is comming back, right now we are living in the times of his grace, I would want to be fully repentant and ready for when he comes back to judge us! I just hope that you reconsider what he is truely asking of you when he saved you. I know that it's hard and I feel for you, you have much invested I'm sure in your marraige but it doesn't fit God's word. I just really want people to be saved and to get the chance to see them in heaven! Including you dude ;D

Thanks, but i have already found my way to Christ and I know I am saved even beign gay. If you have any questions go to www.soulforce.org. and educate your self. In Christ Love always, Pastor Lenny

Dear Pastor, I hope this helps to guide you and others...1 Corinthians 6:9-209. Don't you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don't fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or who commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, 10. or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or abusive, or cheat people-none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God. 11. Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of God. AVOIDING SEXUAL SIN12. You say, "I am allowed to do anything"-but not everything is good for you. And even though "I am allowed to do anything," I must not become a slave to anything. 13. You say, "Food was made for the stomach, and the stomach for food." (This is true, though someday God will do away with both of them.) But you can't say that our bodies were made for sexual immorality. They were made for the Lord, and the Lord cares about our bodies. 14. And God will raise us from the dead by his power, just as he raised our Lord from the dead.15. Don't you realize that your bodies are actually parts of Christ? Should a man take his body, which is a part of Christ, and join it to a prostitute? Never! 16. And don't you realize that if a man joins himself to a prostitute, he becomes one body with her? For the Scriptures say, "The two are united into one." 17. But the person who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him. 18. Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body. 19. Don't you realize that you body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, 20. for God has bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.WARNINGS AGAINST FALSE TEACHING 1 Timothy 1:3-113. When I left for Macedonia, I urged you to stay there in Ephesus and stop those whose teaching is contrary to the truth. 4. Don't let them waste their time in endless discussion of myths and spiritual pedigrees. These things only lead to meaningless speculations, which don't help people live a life of faith in God. 5. The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and a genuine faith. 6. But some people have missed this whole point. They want to be known as teachers of the law of Moses, but they don't know what they are talking about, even though they speak so confidently. 8. We know that the law is good when used correctly. 9. For the law wasn't intended for people who do what is right. It is for people who are lawless and rebellious, who are ungodly and sinful, who consider nothing sacred and defile what is holy, who kill their fathers or mother or commit other murders. 10. The law is for people who are sexually immoral, or who practice homosexuality, or are slave traders, liars, promise breakers, or who do anything else that contradicts the wholesome teaching 11. that comes from the glorious Good News entrusted to me by our blessed God. .................On a personal note from me the writer I am a follower of Christ Jesus and I have the gift of life from God and while I was writing this I could smell the fragrance of life 2 Corinthians 2:14. 14 But thank God! He has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ's triumphal procession. Now he uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume. 15. Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God. But this fragrance is percieved differently by those who are being saved and by those who are perishing, 16. To those who are perishing, we are a dreadful smell of death and doom. But to those who are being saved, we are a life giving perfume. And who is adequate for such a task as this? 17. You see, we are not like the many hucksters who preach for personal profit. We preach the word of God with sincerity and with Christ's authority, knowing that God is watching us............. Now you know within the sight of God the truth please reconsider what your flesh and mind have told you and repent from your sins, turn back to what God's full word is really saying and live in it, for the bible says Proverbs 3:5; Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not depend on your own understanding......................Sincerely C.