Was Dr. Corletta J. Vaughn Presiding Bishop And FRIEND Of Pastor Allyson Abrams Correct In Her Assessment?
Allyson Abrams made news for being an openly gay bishop in the black church. She has since pushed very hard to make her case to the black community regarding why she feels that people like herself are often ostracized and mistreated by members of the church. She says that while churches appear to be open and affirming, they actually are not. Source:
Dr. Corletta J. Vaughn Presiding Bishop and FRIEND of Allyson Abrams answers her friend and colleague as to why the Black Church will never affirm her lifestyle:
Allyson Abrams will NEVER get the support of the overall Christian church to support her lesbianism. She will get the support or the Church when she repents and seeks to return to her origins of biblical holiness. We LOVE her, and the Church of Jesus Christ has forgiven her, but we don't AGREE with her decision. Bishop Abrams and I have spoken personally, so what I say here is not a secret. When you made the decision to engage in this type of love, you made the decision to cut yourself off from the center truth of Christianity. Why would you expect to get support? Although you are free to do what you have done, we are free not to support this lifestyle, and still love YOU. My question to her and her companion is why does it matter that the Church doesn't support you? Why would you now be on the campaign trail to force the church to change for you and your relationship? Why make the Church and the Bible conform to you? Would we do that for anyother behavior that we believe the Word of God is against? Certainly not! Continuing to pray for both of these women and others who are struggling with this behavior. Jesus Saves.. and He DELIVERS us from all of our iniquities. WOW!