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Monday, June 27, 2016

Lord Have Mercy, The Pope Believes The Church Should Apologize To The Gay Community???


Reader Pope Francis ruffled a few feathers yesterday when he suggested that the church not only should apologize to the person who is gay whom it has offended, he added, "but has to apologize to the poor, to exploited women, to children exploited for labor; it has to ask forgiveness for having blessed many weapons.

The Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit priest and editor at large of America magazine, called the Pope's apology to gays and lesbians "a groundbreaking moment." "While St. John Paul II apologized to several groups in 2000 -- the Jewish people, indigenous peoples, immigrants, and women, among them -- no pope has ever come close to apologizing to the LGBT community. And the Pope is correct of course. First, because forgiveness is an essential part of the Christian life. And second, because no group feels more marginalized in the church today than LGBT people."

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

God Bless Bishop Samuel Green, JR, He Has Earned The Right To Rest.


Reader a general in the Lord's army has gone home. God Bless Bishop Samuel Green, JR he has earned the right to rest.  Praying for his family, church, jurisdiction, and the COGIC as a whole.

Jesus Take The Wheel: Students Are Turning To "sugar daddies" To Cope With Rising College Costs!


Reader I am slightly speechless because of this....and not in a good way. This is such an insult to real, honest relationships and marriage. I know tuition is expensive and almost always leads one to debt, but when did we as a society become so okay with allowing people to compromise themselves in order to get through a tough season in life? Today's women are getting wifed up with no prenups, call girls are being glamorized in shows like "Girlfriend Experience", and then we have stuff like this... So question. Is this a shift in feminism? Have women turned the tables on female negative stereotypes? Or have we just let our morals sink to an all-time low?

In my opinion, if a single mom can work a job and go to school, then these girls need to stop being lazy and expecting the world to take care of their every need. Just because you aren't offering a physical piece of yourself doesn't mean you aren't offering yourself to these "sugar daddy's" for a profit. I love how some people can justify anything.

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National Black Church Initiative President Rev. Anthony Evans Clarifies Position and Issues Apology to the Black Church, Black Press, and Black Community Concerning HB2 Law in North Carolina.


Reader if you all remember I've questioned in this space months ago why some in the black church community would support a law that discriminated against  African-Americans.   The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, wishes to clarify its position and issue an apology to members of the Black church, Black press, and Black community concerning the HB2 law in North Carolina.


Simply stated, we deeply regret and apologize for publishing a press release that was not properly vetted. We recognize this type of ill-vetted press release gave an unwarranted impression that NBCI supported discrimination against African Americans. This is not the case and it will never be the case.

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Church Announcement: The Life Project and Revival Tour.


Reader, it's no secret that I am a big fan of Jekalyn Carr Ministries. uGospel is reporting that "2016 has been a big year for Jekalyn Carr, and it seems that it will only get bigger for the beloved Gospel prodigy. She kicks off the Summer with an announcement of the official release date for her highly anticipated release, The Life Project, and an accompanying revival tour launch that will simultaneously showcase the dynamic preaching and singing that has made her one of the most talked about youth talents in Gospel music and ministry.

Bethel Baptist Church Birmingham, Alabama

 Friday, August 5th, The Life Project will be available wherever music is sold, much to the delight of Jekalyn Carr fans and Gospel Music lovers everywhere. Buzz for the release has been building all year, largely due to the overwhelming response of the lead single, “You’re Bigger”. The power ballad, which has been blessing listeners all around the world with its message of praise and promise, is currently one of the Top 5 radio singles in the country. It, along with other songs, such as “We Will Stand,”solidify The Life Project as a career."

Kudos To Oprah Winfrey For Exposing The Deception That is Going On In Today Church System!

Reader, passed the popcorn I'm sold on Oprah's Winfrey new drama series Greenleaf.  I've watched every single episodes thus far except for one, the 'Baptism'. I loved it. You get the feeling that there are more twists and turns that haven't come out yet. I'm looking forward to the next episode.  I tell you I'm loving it! Kudos to Ms. Oprah for pulling the covers off the Mega Church System and the Pulpit Gangsta's that rob and deceive Church goers.  Not to mention all of the other foolishness that's go on all in the name of Jesus.   Greenleaf is breaking rating records on the OWN network. According to reports more than 3 million people tuned in Wednesday night to catch the series premiere of the mega-church drama Greenleaf marking the biggest series launch in OWN’s five-year history. Greenleaf was also the most-watched show on cable Thursday night and the second-most-watched scripted cable debut of 2016 behind FX’s The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, which pulled in 5.11 million views back in Feb.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Fix It Jesus: Famous Evangelical Says Trump Have Accepted Jesus Christ????


Reader "Right Wing Christians" are pulling out all the stops in trying to sell Trump as a born again Christian.
(He is a work in progress and a baby Christian. Maybe give him some time.)
 It didn't take this must work with President Obama.Time will tell. Just the other day Trump said he was LGBT's biggest supporter. You can't be all to all people if you are going to follow Christ. James Dobson places his faith in psychology so I wouldn't trust his word. Watch for Fruit.

 Dr. James Dobson says Donald Trump has recently accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, and that Christians should be praying for him. In an interview with the President and CEO of God factor, Michael Anthony, Dr. Dobson said “I think he is listening, there's a lot of people ministering to him personally, a lot of ministers. He did accept a relationship with Christ, I know the person who led him to Christ, and that's fairly recent.”

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Should Young People (under 25) Be Bishops, Apostles?


Reader, the following question was a asked by Dr. Ricky Dillard via Facebook: Should Young People (under 25) Be Bishops, Apostles? Why or why not? What say ye?  The awesome comment below is from one of the many comments that were posted. What's your thoughts? Should young people be bishops are apostles?

"ABSOLUTELY NOT! Yes, many are called by God at young ages but that does not give individuals a license to jump into roles that I believe require maturity and wisdom. Besides, as a Bishop or an Apostle, there is something called Credibility! There are requirements to be a Bishop, there is a process, and most of all it’s not a spiritual appointment. God called some to be Evangelist, Teachers, Pastors, Prophets, and Apostles it says nothing about Bishops. The office of a Bishop is a governmental office it is a desired office, it takes three Bishops to make one Bishop and in most cases, they must meet the qualifications that are required for his/her process to be complete. God sanctions and honors the office/individual. It’s Almost like being a President, or Senator. What president or Senator do you know that is under 30-35 not many because the requirements state that there be an age limit and certain time of citizenship before an individual is qualified to run for an office.(just naming a few qualifications) For instance. 
Josiah was 8 years old when his father was assassinated, therefore he was made a king. Why? Because of the lineage not because he was anointed or called by God. It wasn't until 19 or so that he began to seek after the Lord that was a miracle because his father didn't do what was right in the eyes of the Lord or better yet serve the Lord. Additionally, in those times customs were the first born son took the throne. So Josiah became King but isn’t shown to have made any decrees until about the age of 19 (Maturity, Wisdom) his credibility was found in the fact that he was connected to lineage. David, for instance, was anointed King at a young age but didn't become King until he was about 30 years old. He had to gain Credibility. 
I like to view David’s process as Training for Reigning. How can you honestly move effectively in roles such as Bishops and Apostles without any type of process, training (education), or experience? Moreover, Apostles are those who are sent by God to do a work. Many people have a view that those who are called by God to preach the Gospel are Apostles simply because of the word "sent." Not quite! Apostles are sent not to Virginia, North Carolina, Vegas, Facebook Live, Instagram, and Twitter. Apostles are sent to cover regions and territories, establish churches, and church leaders and the like. Some of the people don't even have a Passport! 
You have no connection to foreign countries. The Bahamas, Mexico, and Aruba should not be your only destinations. Moreover, some young people and old who call themselves Apostles can't even serve in their own hometown yet alone go out to other places. They have no authenticity, legitimacy, or credibility. Has no one laid hands on them and set them apart? No one has been raised from the dead, no blinded eyes or deaf ears opened, can't cast out devils, no prayer life, ETC. Yea many are called but some just went! We are living in a time of self-promoted saints who desire a title, lifestyle that appears to be luxurious and lofty, but in reality, these roles require hard work. Young People and Old, Preach the Good News of Christ, Lays hands on the sick so they may recover, READ YOUR WORD, Develop a PRAYER LIFE, cast out devils, and win souls to Christ. Stop seeking for a title in order to be accepted by man, but live a life and do good works that will benefit the Kingdom of God. Let God see your works!"

Friday, June 24, 2016

What Does It Mean To Make America White Again???


Reader, I truly hope this pastor feeling does not reflect the feelings of all the folks in that state. Pastor and congressional candidate Rick Tyler of Tennessee believe  America was a better place when minorities had far less power. That’s why he put up a billboard promising to “make America white again.”This is not only wrong but it's offensive to all of us fighting to make sure everyone is treated fair and equal. What scares me is how in the hell (yes I cussed) does this piece of trash think he will get elected? Just what century is he living in? He wants to go back to the 50s and 60s. Ya know, when white folks were hangin' black folks from trees without a second thought. Get outta here! America will NEVER be "white again". Probably because America wasn't white, to begin with. This so reminds me of  all  those white evangelicals who are supporting  that racist Donald Trump.

 Pastor and Congressional Hopeful Rick Tyler Wants to “Make America White Again”

When You Pledge To A Fraternity Or A Sorority, You Are Pledging To A DEMON???


Reader, this is one of those hot-button issues that affect Christians, especially when it comes to the age-old question, "Should Christians pledge Fraternities/Sororities."

Mack Major have posted this hot-button article questioning the black Greek organizations root that's going viral. In my humble opinion, he's absolutely correct! If the origin of these organizations cannot be traced back to Jesus they are not of God, and anything that is not of God is not of God, no matter what spin folks try to put on it.

My question has always been this: What can they do outside of the Body that can't be done within? Can we not accomplish the same "good deeds" that are accomplished by them? God is a jealous God and He won't tolerate any god being put before Him, and that's precisely what's required when you pledge. Funny how Christians will defend this!


To all BGLO's...Black frats...Black Greeks...Black sorors, Black masons, and Eastern Stars: do you know the roots - the REAL roots - of the black Greek organizations you have pledged to? Ever wonder why they make you 'pledge' - which means to vow or to swear an oath - just to join in the first place? Ever wonder why they're called the Pan-Hellenic Council? And have you considered what the spiritual ramifications are of joining such organizations, even if you are a Christian? No shade - I actually respect your dedication. I just wish you were first more informed! Perhaps you would NOT have pledged! 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Is Being A Member Of Donald Trump's Evangelical Advisory Board The Same As Endorsing Him For President?


Reader, the question is being asked why did Rev. A.R. Bernard join ‎Trump‬'s Clergy Advisory Council? Of all the Faith Leaders who endorsed Donald Trump yesterday, there was one New Yorker Rev. A.R. Bernard. What does Rev. Bernard see in Trump? I knew he was a conservative Republican but I didn't think he was an idiot. Check out the interview, of Pastor AR Bernard, Bishop Harry Jackson, and Pastor Mark Burns regarding Trump's Evangelical Advisory Board.

Roland Martin raises fair questions and clarifying follow-ups. This is about the friendliest audience one could imagine. What is and is not said here deserves very close consideration.These men are a joke. Pastor Bernard says he's not supporting Trump but sure did step to Trump defense when Roland Martin questioned  Trump morals by bringing up Bill Clinton's moral decisions.
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Prophet Brian Carn: Another Prophecy Fulfilled!


Lord have mercy, Prophet Brian Carn will not let up, in my humble opinion, the young prophet is self-destructing in front of the whole world. The crazy thing is that I used to be a big supporter of his ministries..... I don't know now since he's being caught in all kinds of lies, things that are not true, I am just speechless when it comes to him, he acts like he's losing it or something. Just lying, outright lying. 

 Anyhow, he's now claiming that the Lord showed him that the new NHL hockey teams will find the focus of fans whose heart are into hockey.  Las Vegas is the first of six cities listed that will begin to launch their branding of professional hockey teams. What does this have to do with the body of Christ? I don't get it.

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Congratulation Pastor William Dwight McKissic Sr, On Taking A Step Toward Bridging The Gap In Race Relations In America!


Reader The Southern Baptist Convention was originally created to be a "Christian" denomination that supported racism and slavery. To this day they lag on racial issues, so this is a HUGE step, in my opinion. "The Southern Baptist Convention, once founded as a pro-slavery denomination that aligned itself with the Confederacy, voted Tuesday to condemn the Civil War battle flag of the South.

On Tuesday The Southern Baptist Convention  urged Christians to stop displaying the Confederate battle flag, recognizing that it is perceived by many as a "symbol of hatred, bigotry and racism" that offends millions of people. The resolution, originally presented by Pastor William Dwight McKissic Sr., had stirred debate and led to at least one call to withdraw it.

The version presented to thousands of delegates to the denomination's annual meeting in St. Louis was less strongly worded. As stated the resolution was proposed by Pastor William Dwight McKissic Sr., a pastor in Arlington, Tex., who told The Washington Post before the vote Tuesday that he thought it imperative that the Southern Baptist Convention — the United States’ second-largest religious group, after only Catholicism — make a statement about the flag after the slayings in a church in Charleston, S.C., a year ago.
 “You can’t take something that is contaminated and make it innocent. The final resolution said: “We call our brothers and sisters in Christ to discontinue the display of the Confederate battle flag as a sign of solidarity of the whole Body of Christ, including our African-American brothers and sisters.” 

The denomination’s resolutions are not binding upon churches, but church insiders said nearly every Southern Baptist church abides by them."

Church Announcement: Tamela Mann New Project.


Reader, Tamela Mann is back with new music! fresh from the Platinum-Selling Artist, Grammy Award® Nominee and 'Take Me To The King' hit singer, is a brand new single titled 'God Provides', lifted from her forthcoming project. Tamela premiered the beautiful soul-stirring song on Erica's Campbell new radio show - Get Up! Mornings With Erica Campbell.  The single is written and produced by Franklin, writer/producer of the No. 1 hit track, “Take Me To The King.” “God Provides” is the sophomore single from her forthcoming 2016 album release, One Way.

Rev. Betty Deas Clark, First Female Pastor Of Emanuel AME Church, Has Been Reassigned After Five Months On The Job.


Reader, I wonder what this is about, she only been on the job for five months. The Post and Courier newspaper is reporting that the Rev. Dr. Betty Deas Clark was moved from Mother Emanuel Tuesday (6/21/16) and transferred to Bethel AME Church in Georgetown, South Carolina. The Rev. Dr. Betty Deas Clark was the first female pastor to lead Mother Emanuel AME Church.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Should Today's Prophetic Voices Be Using Their Gift Of Prophecy To Predict The Outcome Of A Ballgame or Pick Who's The Next President Will Be?


Reader, Apostle Brian Keith Williams has been a very respected voice in the Christian community for a long time.....I've mentioned him in this space before.  I appreciate what he has shared here.  According to the Bible, Prophecy has a threefold purpose of edification, exhortation, and comfort. There is also a foretelling aspect to prophecy as well. To foretell means to predict the future. God is sovereign and can speak about WHATEVER He wants to WHOEVER He wants. But typically there is a pattern that He adheres to. That is what Bishop Brian William has brought to light here. Prophets should be very careful in their prediction about the world....the gift is the church and not the world.

New OWN Series ‘Greenleaf’ Make Painstaking Inquiries Into The Drama Of A Memphis Megachurch!


Reader the son of the late former Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ Bishop James O. Patterson Sr., Benjamin Jimerson-Phillips is claiming that Oprah new series drama Greenleaf which aired its first episode last night is about his family. Mr. Phillips posted that he understand the show is a fictionalization series, not a biographical series, but it's still pretty easy to follow the parallels:
 A). Black Mega Church based in Memphis (Only Black Mega Church to ever come from Memphis is COGIC/otherwise it would have been better to base the church in ATL where there are at least 10 black megachurches) 
  B). Pastor is Bishop James O. Greenleaf (COGIC Leader was Bishop James O. Patterson) 
  C). The Bishop & his family have a spotless public reputation (but behind closed doors, there are illegitimate children, disappearing millions of dollars, drugs and alcohol, sibling rivalry & corruption).  

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Dr. Earl Carter Gay Homosexuality -The Message That Started It All!

Reader, is this what caused Elder Earl Carter to be ousted from his beloved COGIC organization?  Elder Carter has uploaded once again the controversial message making a point that he only spoke what thus saith the Lord.

Some on social media are saying that Dr. Carter was not ousted, neither was he black balled, as some may say and the message is not the root cause of Dr. Carter problems.   What do yall think? Let's talk in the comment section. Was he Elder Carter ousted and ostracize for speaking the truth and not watering or sugarcoating his belief?

Bishop Corletta J. Vaughn: Jesus Did Not Exclude The Women.


Reader Bishop Corletta J. Vaughn is not to happy with the fact that women had been excluded from a meeting yesterday with Pastor Joel Osteen.


Pastor Joel came to Detroit a month early to tour the stadium and do a meet-and-greet with nearly 50 pastors and others to discuss his ministry and the event in a private session at the stadium’s Champions Club room.


 Pastor Jerome F. Talley


Pastor Keenann Knox 
  

The Founder of the Impact Television Network Apostle Wayne T. Jackson.

White Evangelicals Want A New Language Around Race. Is Lecrae The Answer?

Reader singer and fast-rising evangelical leader Lecrae Devaughn Moore says black Americans don't trust church leaders anymore, whether they be black or white. This black evangelical hip hop star is talking about race in a way that's challenging his fellow Christians. Lecrae has criticizes church on race issues: We haven't seen you since MLK!"

While most Christian artists have struggled to break out of the Christian music subculture, Lecrae has found early crossover success — and a significant following among white evangelical elites. He navigates the tricky waters between rapping explicitly about Christianity while reaching a mainstream audience."

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Did Paul The Apostle Call For The Killing Of Homosexuals??


Reader The New York Times have claimed this week that the apostle Saint Paul commanded Christians to kill the homosexuals among them.  As anyone who has ever read the New Testament knows, Saint Paul NEVER permits that Christians should commit ANY violence whatsoever against homosexuals, but the Times editors apparently thought that fact-checking with the original text was superfluous or that readers were too ignorant to check for themselves.

Gay militants call Scriptural passage "vile," "dangerous"

Church Announcement: National Convention Of The Oppressed.


Reader touch your neighbor and tell em it's going down at 2nd Ebenezer Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio during the week of July 14th-17th. They need to see you in the building.   They have an iconic lineup of guest speakers to include Dr. Cornel West, Dr. Boyce Watkins, Lamont Hill and so many others. They will not only be highlighting the issues that plague oppressed communities, but will be providing hands on training in financial education, economic development and a host of other topics that squeeze the life out of less fortunate communities. This event is being brought to you by Attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz of the Black Lawyers for Justice in partnership with a host of organizations.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Fans Of Mali Music Outraged After Insensitive Comments About Orlando Shooting.


Reader fans Of Mali Music are outraged after alleged insensitive comments about the Orlando shooting.  Some fans of the musician are not happy after attending his recent show at the Howard Theater where he passively spoke about the tragic shooting at the gay club in Orlando. During a concert in Washington DC last week, 28-year-old singer asked his fans, “Anybody want to make it into Heaven?” And this is where things got bad for Mali. He then added:

 “There was about, um, 30 couple of people who went to a place a couple of nights ago, and they wasn’t expecting to be thinking about Heaven too soon. So it’s important that you really do be trying to go.” 

First of all, there were way more than 30 people who lost their life at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando so any figure trying to devalue that is just insensitive. Fans slammed the singer’s IG account with backlash. What are your thoughts?

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Gospel Singer Catches Heat for Implying Orlando Mass Shooting Victims Didn’t Make it Into Heaven!

Happy Father's Day To All My Readers!


Happy Father's Day to all the great Dad's, I'm color you all father's.  Leave me a comment if you're a great dad.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Do You Believe That The Orlando Shooting Was An Act Of God? Prophet Brian Carn Does!

Reader it's very sad to see the hate speech coming against the LGBT community in this terrible incident in Orlando where 49 people were gunned down in a club. I'm very disappointed that Prophet Brian Carn has publicly gone live stating that this is an act of God's wrath. Prophets should be careful as mouthpieces of the Lord, that their own biases, prejudices, fears and issues don't skew the truth.  I get he is conservative, but this is going too far. It is self-righteous talk, and perhaps internal fears of his own. What do you think?

Larry D Reid Live took on Prophet Carn and his comment.

Can You Hear Me Now, Gospel Singer And Pastor William McDowell Posted A Cryptic Message For The Masses.


Reader Gospel singer and pastor William McDowell posted the following message to his Facebook page saying he has a "prophetic edge" and "IT"S HAPPENING!!" He said those who are spiritually aware will know what he's talking about.  Do you know what he means?

"I know most of you will not understand what in the world I'm talking about. As a resident of Orlando and a pastor in Orlando with a prophetic edge I feel like standing on top of the biggest thing I can with the loudest megaphone and shouting this as loud as I can!!! IT'S HAPPENING!!!!!!Those with a spiritual awareness will know exactly what I am talking about! If you do you'll know exactly what and how to pray! That's all I can say for now. I'm encouraged to see that intercessors, prophetic voices and those who are sensitive are beginning to sense out there what we have been seeing here in our city since the beginning of 2016! It's happening! Everything is connected! I'll stop now but I'm full and it's hard to stay completely silent! There is a word from the Lord about all of this!"
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Friday, June 17, 2016

Church Announcement: WOMAN THOU ART LOOSED 2017!


Reader, Woman Thou Art Loosed national conference 2017 tickets have gone on sale early.  Woman Thou Art Loosed, is a life-changing conference that unites women throughout the world to honor God and celebrate one another. Since its inception, Woman Thou Art Loosed has transformed into a best-selling book, a widely-acclaimed stage play, a GRAMMY®-nominated CD, and a national conference that has drawn over 1 million women from around the world. If you’re a woman who has overcome any obstacle, or you’re looking to transform your life, then Woman Thou Art Loosed is for you!


Donald Trump Is A Bigot And A Racist, So Why Do New Research Show That White Evangelicals Are Backing Him?


Reader White evangelical Christiansa crucial bloc of Republican voters, are backing likely GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump by a wide margin over Hillary Clinton. However, their support is significantly lower than for previous Republican candidates, new research shows. A new poll from CBS News showed Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, with a six-point lead over Trump overall, 43-37 percent, basically unchanged from a month earlier. The survey, released June 15, also showed white evangelicals supporting Trump 62 percent to just 17 percent for Clinton.

When 62 percent of White evangelical Christians are backing Trump, in which way are they leading their flock, to heaven or hell ? Jesus said they will persecute you, all the while believing they are doing God's will.  Really, this evangelical fervor for Trump isn’t all that surprising when you consider the history of the religious right in this country, a history which suggests these voters are less motivated by faith than they are motivated by conservative ideology. “Jesus” is just the word they apply to their beliefs to make otherwise repulsive reactionary politics seem moral and righteous. Evangelical voting behavior makes way more sense if you assume the political views come first and the Bible is just the rationalization for them.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

California Pastor Resigns Over Gay Marriage Stance.


Reader a pastor at Rick Warren's Saddleback Church has been asked to resign because he refused to agree to the biblical position of homosexuality.The elders at ‎Southwest Church‬ in ‪ ‎Indian Wells‬ requested Lead Pastor Gerald Sharon to resign because his beliefs on same-sex marriage and human sexuality have changed.

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R.I.P Master Lane Graves!


Reader, today we pray for the family and all the families who have lost little ones in Jesus name.
Jesus loves the little children All the children of the world Black and yellow, red and white They're all precious in His sight Jesus loves the little children of the world.
 I'm devastated by this news and I pray that the family finds the love and comfort of Jesus during this time....no words can adequately express how to go on from here...but we can do all things thru Christ who strengthens us...RIP little Lane.