The world has gone bananas.
Two female pastors who met as choir girls some 30 years ago recently got married at the New Vision Full Gospel Baptist Church in East Orange, New Jersey, to the chagrin of one bride’s Pentecostal father who firmly declares she has been tricked by the devil.
“My father would not come here because he does not believe in same-sex marriage,” Pastor Twanna Gause told The New York Times about her Aug. 24 nuptials to her best friend, Pastor Vanessa Brown. “He told me the devil tricked me into this, and that if we had been married in biblical times, we would have been stoned to death.”
The Rev. Sam Gause Sr., who is affiliated with the Center of Hope Church of God in Christ in Riverdale, Georgia, was invited to his daughter’s wedding to Brown but he declined due to “differences in theological beliefs,” The New York Times said.
“Twanna very well knows I’m not for that kind of lifestyle,” Rev. Gause, who divorced his daughter’s mother in 1996, told the publication after her wedding to Brown.
Celebrating the love and union of Pastor Vanessa M. Brown and Pastor Twanna Gause, of Rivers of Living Waters, and my dear friends, as they knit their souls together in matrimony. The union is being consecrated by their prelate, Bishop Yvette Flunder. #YayLove #LoveIsLoveIsLoveIsLoveIsLove #LoveWins #Celebrate #Love #Wedding #TheAncestorsAreHere #CommunityUnited
“I believe that God wanted us to procreate through a natural process, and by no means am I happy about this because it is unnatural,” he said. “I look at homosexuality as a mental disorder. If I start to tell you that I am an elephant, and start to behave as an elephant, that’s my choice, I choose to become an elephant. But you would probably choose to call a mental institution.”
Twanna, 45, is listed as the pastor of worship and liturgy at Rivers of Living Water Ministries located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side neighborhood. Her new wife is listed as the church’s senior pastor. In a video on the church’s homepage, Vanessa, 46, explains that their church is predominantly LGBT.
The church is a favorite of gays and lesbians who want to ‘wed before God’.
One of the clearest prophecies of the end times is when Jesus Christ compared that time to the events that occured prior to the floods during Noah’s and Lot’s time, and it was not just sexual immorality but more specifically, homosexuality.