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|Creflo Dollar calls out fellow mega-church pastor Jim Swilley|
|by Ryan Watkins|
|November 03, 2010 13:11|
Dr. Creflo Dollar of Atlanta's World Changers Church spoke out during his Oct. 31 sermon against Bishop Jim Swilley of Church in the Now, after Swilley came out to his congregation in mid October.
Dollar, who didn’t use Swilley’s name specifically, said during his sermon that Swilley’s address to his congregation about his homosexuality would do more harm than good for struggling youth contemplating suicide.
“The Bible says that even the very elect will be deceived. Unfortunately ladies and gentlemen, it seems like we’re almost there. Especially when you have preachers getting up in their pulpit saying, ‘I’m gay, and there’s nothing wrong with it.’
“There is nothing liberating about submitting to or accepting an identification that God does not want a Christian, especially a preacher, to accept. You’re not gonna save anybody’s life, you’re gonna make it worse. You’re not gonna stop people from killing themselves. They’re gonna do it even more. Just because you have a weird feeling that doesn’t line up with the word of God, don’t submit to the feeling,” Dollar said.
Dollar has a history of preaching anti-gay messages from his pulpit. He, along with Bishop Eddie Long, was also the target of a Senate investigation over their ministries’ finances due to the extravagant lifestyles the pastors enjoy. Long is now being sued by four young men who claim the sexually coerced them while acting as their spiritual leader. Long has denied the claims.
Top photo: Dr. Creflo Dollar (via YouTube)
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