An estimated two dozen homosexual advocates who profess to be Christian protested outside of a Chicago church on Sunday after a woman’s membership was revoked because she “married” another woman.
“Her grandmother was a member, her mother was a member, and she was a member for 30 years. All of this ended last week because she made the decision to marry her partner,” Jamie Frazier, protester and leader of Progressive Lighthouse Church, told reporters.
The woman, whose identity has not been revealed to the media, had attended Apostolic Church of God, a 20,000-member church that was the site of a presidential campaign speech by Barack Obama in 2008. Byron Brazier addressed the woman about her decision, and told her that it was against the church’s position. She stated that she was aware and understood that she could not therefore remain a member.
“It was done with great grief, but it was in faithful observance to the Scriptures and to the body of Christ,” Brazier advised the congregation.
“In this particular case, this member vowed to be in a marriage ‘until death do us part,’ and she made a permanent decision,” he outlined. “When that takes place there must be an equally permanent remedy, and that remedy is that she can no longer be a member of the Apostolic Church of God.”
Brazier said that the woman is welcome to still attend services, but cannot be a member while living in unrepentant sin.
However, those that protested the church on Sunday claimed that the woman was the target of discrimination. Continue Reading.