According To Some The Great Falling Away Have Begun: Brian Houston Megachurch Pastor Signals Shift In Tone On Gay Marriage!
The pastor of one of the most influential global mega churches has declared that his church is in “an ongoing conversation” about same-sex marriage — saying that it is appropriate to consider the words of the Bible alongside the changing culture and the experience of people in the pews. The comments by Brian Houston, the senior pastor of Hillsong, immediately attracted concern from the right and applause from the left, coming as many Christian denominations and congregations are struggling with how to respond to rapid expansion of gay rights and legalization of same-sex marriage.
Some are saying:
This is sad, but starting to become so typical. There is a day approaching very quickly where churches will be forced to take a stand and position, for one side or the other, and it will NOT be YOUR CHOICE to make. Churches will be approached by same-sex couples wanting to have marriages performed and wanting to be affirmed in their current relationships, and you will have to say YES or NO. Why do I say this will not be your choice? Because if you say NO, your precious 501(c)3 will be immediately revoked since you are covered by the government, you will lose your inherited tax status as a church, and individual pastors can be fined since you will be viewed as operating as a business. Also, if you are incorporated, you can be fined by the FTC since all business activity in the US is regulated by that entity.What's your thoughts,do you agree?
Update: Brian Houston of Hillsong Church clarifies stance on homosexuality