Churches Leave Presbyterian USA Due to Gay Clergy and Nigeria Criminalizes Gay Marriage

Presbyterian Church USA allows Gay Clergy

Presbyterian Church USA allows Gay Clergy

Churches Leave Presbyterian USA Due to Gay Clergy and Nigeria Criminalizes Gay Marriage

More churches have decided to break away from the Presbyterian Church USA due to them allowing “noncelibate homosexuals to become clergy and lay leaders. “We are happy to hear churches are willing to move forward and not submit and condone homosexuality. Its refreshing to see and we look forward to more moves in faith and in righteousness to uphold the word.

Read report below:

Around 90 percent of the congregation supported the move to break away, with the church planning to become part of the Evangelical Covenant Church.

According to its website, the ECC was founded in 1885 and identifies itself as multiethnic, “Evangelical, but not exclusive,” and “Traditional, but not rigid.”
This news comes as the Fellowship of Presbyterians, a conservative movement comprised of former PC(USA) congregations, readies for its “National Covenanting Conference” next year in Orlando. Read more here.
Now in other news: Nigeria plans to ban and criminalize homosexual marriage.  Read below some of the measures in which they have and plan to do to prevent gay lifestyles:

When a gang of men ambushed Rashidi Williams and a male friend earlier this year, the 25-year-old gay Nigerian was too afraid to report the attack to police or even to his family.Doing so would only create more problems, he says, in this country where legislators are now seeking to criminalize gay marriage.

Here in the megacity of Africa’s most populous nation, Williams says marriage though is the last thing on the minds of many gay and lesbian Nigerians who fear physical danger in this conservative country.

“I took myself to the hospital but couldn’t say why I had been beaten up because that would have started another set of discrimination for me,” said Williams, who hurt his shoulder blade in the attack. “These things are so underreported in Nigeria. It doesn’t mean they don’t exist … People are getting killed.”

Homosexuality is already technically illegal in Nigeria, a country that may be evenly divided between Christians and Muslims but is nearly universally opposed to homosexuality. In the areas in Nigeria’s north where Islamic Shariah law is enforced, gays and lesbians can face death by stoning. Read more here.

We don’t believe in such a hostile environment because it is counterproductive. What we do believe is countries coming together with God and preaching and keeping traditional marriage as the bible states, between one man and one woman. The truth of the matter is: People will live as they please but we have to reach them in other ways. By criminalizing homosexuals,  this may cause them to never come to Christ. Now that is a tragedy and is criminal.