Pastor Fred Phelps led the congregation that gained notoriety in recent years for picketing the funerals of soldiers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan. He spoke with me about hell, homosexuality, and the Supreme Court.
With Donnie McClurkin, the poster boy for African American "ex-gay" ministries, billed as the main event at this year's Boston GospelFest, many in the African American LGBTQ communities will not be in attendance.
Beck promised on his radio show that "the hammer" would be coming down on me, and that he would devote a week of his TV show to bringing me down. I took that as a "no" to dialogue, but I've decided to go ahead without him.
Jesus said that we should love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us. I invited Beck to a civil and respectful conversation about the issues at stake here, but he has chosen a different path.
Those who stay in the Church will still need ministering by the good priests who remain. But vocations have dropped through the floor, so do we import priests? From where? This pedophile issue is global.