Sniffing around this guy’s website will either make you laugh . . . or cry. Maybe both!
He admits he’s had to rethink his attitude to gays. Very strongly takes the “hate the sin, but LOVE the sinner” line and encourages his flock to be welcoming – but so they can then hit us with their version of the ‘good news’.
But, he does speak out against the Wesborough Baptist mob and says . . .
“Although I do not agree with homosexuality at all, and I know the Bible says it is wrong, God still loves the homosexual and lesbian and wants to change them. I am sure God is sickened by the actions of the Westboro Baptist Church and the demented Phelps Family who picket homosexuals all over the USA. Phelps and his psycho family are not Christians anymore then the KKK are. Just because they say they are, does not mean they are, The Bible says “By their fruits ye shall know them.” I know them as a public disgrace and I would much rather sit at the table and break bread with homosexuals and lesbians, even though I disagree with their lifestyle, than hate mongers like the Phelps family. By putting those little children on the picket lines, the Phelps bunch as put those kids in harms way, not to mention teaching them hate which is a form of molestation. I hope that someone can use what they are doing to remove the children from their home and church. ”
So, I guess we can find a silver lining amongst the black cloud of his general stance.
By the way, he is in Sydney late February, and then in Queensland in March – mainly at CCC churches (the same grouping with which Rob Buckingham and Bayside are affiliated).
I didn’t see it, but Andrew Denton had him on ‘Enough Rope’ back in 2005 (re his KKK past).