WITH THE REPORT OF AN “AD INTERIM COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SEXUALITY” -THE PREDETERMINED OUTCOME NOT TO CONDEMN THE “REVOICE LGBTQ THRIVING ” IN THE PCA IS COMPLETE.
Rev Thomas Littleton 5/29/2020
“RE-VICE” MOVEMENT IS A MORE FITTING NAME FOR THE MOVEMENT THAT JUST DESTROYED THE PCA. .. AS THE PCA NO LONGER OFFERS HOPE FOR PEOPLE WANTING OUT OF LGBTQ BONDAGE BUT LEADS THEM AGAIN INTO THE YOKE OF BONDAGE.
Revoice LGBTQ Thriving and related movement is / has / will continue to “march through the institutions” and churches of the remaining Christian denominations in it’s cross hairs. Much of the formerly faithful church in the US is now done. It began in part in the Seminaries and now, for the PCA at least, the movement is given total cover and cart blanche access to the once conservative denomination.
“complete freedom to act as one wishes or thinks best.“we were given carte blanche“”
BASED SIMPLY ON THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE AND THE FACTS.
The PCA report says nothing. Actually – really it says nothing. But it does echo The Gospel Coalition standard raised by the Whitepaper commissioned by TGC leader D. A. Carson of American Psychological Association spokesperson Mark Yarhouse for all things religious and LGBTQ/Gender Identity issues. We will look quickly at whose information is used to back up the position of the Report. They are all the same TGC /SSA speakers and authors from the last 8 years who have been paraded on the platform to PCA, SBC and the broader evangelical community. The committee itself really predicted and predetermined the outcome in June 2019 when the appointments to the committee were made at the PCA General Assembly. No new voices or biblical case against the movement to promote “LGBTQ Thriving ” in the conservative churches was included.
FIRST: THE REPORT
Report of the Ad Interim Committee on Human Sexuality
“The Ad Interim Committee Report on Human Sexuality that has been prepared for the 48th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (originally scheduled for June 2020) is now available.The Ad Interim Committee studied issues assigned by the 47th General Assembly in June 2019. The Report will not be officially presented to the 48th General Assembly until its next scheduled meeting anticipated in 2021. Nevertheless, the Committee is making the Report available to the church at this originally scheduled time because members were commissioned by the Assembly to engage in this study due to pressing needs in our church and society. Our prayer is that the Scriptural solidarity and relational unity we experienced as a Committee will be reflected in what we have written, and may also prove helpful for the unity, witness, and mission of our church and her people.”
“Members of the Committee were chosen to represent varying perspectives in our church, and the Committee has also sought outside counsel from leaders representative of a wide range of organizations, life experiences, and presbyteries. We have been blessed by thoughtful and candid conversations that have found resolution and unified conviction through examining Scripture for answers that address our cultural concerns with Confessional integrity and mutual respect.”
“Statement Drafted by Committee Chairman Bryan Chapell (Teaching Elder), as commissioned by the Ad Interim Committee.”
THE REPORT COMMITTEE
Tim Keller and Kevin DeYoung are both popular and top tier TGC leaders. According to several reports Tim Keller’s brother was gay and sadly died of AIDS in or around 2013.
NOTE-We can be compassionate about Keller’s family member and the plight of many other families facing similar trials but this does not give Keller license to move the church toward a more “Welcoming” posture.
Keller became a national figure when Christianity Today began promoting his 2008 book. Note CT is an early Revoice supporter and LGBTQ Thriving advocate and works very closely with Revoice leaders even providing former editor Andy Crouch as a Revoice leadership Council member along with many other CT contributors.
As early as 2011 Tim Keller could no longer state that homosexuality was a “sin” in a public, secular setting with Veritas Forum.
Younger TGC leader Kevin DeYoung was among the early TGC affiliated voices sent out to deflect from Revoice controversy in 2018 even though it was being hosted in PCA “Memorial Church ” and had in part been organized through Covenant Theological Seminary operatives including recent graduates, students, and professors. DeYoung took the company line for the PCA and TGC and gave cover to the Revoice event leading up to the debut conference.
TGC had fully subscribed to Mark Yarhouse APA ideology on sexuality and gender by 2010. Both Keller and DeYoung being key TGC leaders would already know that the APA narrative is TGCs “gold standard” on LGBTQ/ SOGI. Yarhouse by 2019 was openly part of the Revoice event speaking and part of it’s leadership council (Yarhouse leadership mentioned was later removed from Revoice website ). He is welcomed at TGC events and many TGC affiliated Seminaries and Colleges like CTS and Covenant College.
Keller and DeYoung presence on the Committee to “investigate” the issues related to the Revoice controversy is a brazen mockery of genuine faith and faithful believers in the PCA.
WHO ELSE IS IN THE APA/TGC ECHO CHAMBER?
A quick look at other members of the Committee reveals clearly the outcome of the report was determined in advance.
TE Dr. Bryan Chapell Northern Illinois Presbytery (Chair) Again TGC fully subscribes to Mark Yarhouse APA/ SOGI narrative.
Chapell is a TGC contributor and former CTS President then Chancellor for three decades. He is now Nominated for Stated Clerk of the PCA.
Bryan Chapell, Ph.D. is Senior Pastor of the historic Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, IL and President Emeritus of Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.”
MORE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Dr. Jim Weidenaar Pittsburgh Presbytery
Dr. Weidenaar is a psychologist who works with Harvest USA, a once anchoredbiblical PCA affiliated ministry to those struggling with besetting sexual and homosexual temptation. Some Harvest leaders attended Revoice and have declared acceptance of the Yarhouse /APA false assertions of “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity” (SOJI ) which is the foundation of the Revoice ideology and brain trust.
“Jim Weidenaar joined the Harvest USA staff in June of 2012 as Director for the Greater Pittsburgh Region (GPR). He has a burden to help those struggling with sexual sin, that they will come to understand and experience progress in gospel repentance.”
Harvest USA resources Mark Yarhouse books and ideology. Of course so does the PCA Committee Report as we shall see in a moment.
MORE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Dr. Derek Halvorson Tennessee Valley Presbytery
Dr. Halvorson is current President of Covenant College in Georgia which has played host to Mark Yarhouse teaching and speaking inChapel since at least 2009
“Dr. Derek Halvorson is Covenant College’s sixth president.”
Again Yarhouse speaks often since 2009 at Covenant College
“After graduating from Covenant in 1993, Dr. Halvorson spent time trading foreign currencies in Charlotte and Chicago.”
“Dr. Halvorson serves on the boards of the Chalmers Center for Economic Development and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. ( CCCU)
NOTE: CCCU IS ONE OF THE MOST CORRUPTED ORGANIZATIONS RELATED TO CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION .
CCCU is totally co-opted by LGBTQ lobbyist like AMERICAN UNITY FUND and pro- LGBTQ FUNDING BILLIONAIRE Paul Singer to support the false compromise of Religious Liberty with LGBTQ inclusion and rights called “Fairness for All” legislation. Singer who is a hedge fund manager financially supports both groups like Human Rights Campaign promoting The Equality Act AND its hedge bet supported by many evangelical organizations called “Fairness for All”
AGAIN, Covenant President Halvorson works on the board of CCCU who is partnering with Radical gay funder Billionaire Paul Singer who funds Human Rights Campaign and a host of other pro- LGBTQ movements and legislation including the GOP and 2010 Romney campaign for President which deconstructed conservative opposition to gay marriage.
MORE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Mr. Kyle Keating Missouri Presbytery
SPIRITUAL FRIENDSHIP is the ministry of Revoice leaders and speaker Wesley Hill and Ron Belgau and which hosted both Revoice pre-conference rallies in 2018 and 2019.
AGIAN- Kyle Keating works in leadership with Spiritual Friendship
Kyle Keating received his M.Div. at Covenant Theological Seminary and teaches theology and history at a small Christian school in St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives with his wonderful wife Christy. He can be followed on Twitter: @KyleAKeating.
Keating works among the Editors of the “Revice” leaders
Wesley Hill is an assistant professor of New Testament at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. He is the author of Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality (Zondervan, 2010). He can be followed on Twitter: @WesleyHill.
All of these Spiritual Friendship editors are working with APA and TGC Thought leader Mark Yarhouse
Mark Yarhouse is Professor of Psychology and the Hughes Endowed Chair at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA, where he directs the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity. He can be found on Twitter@markyarhouse.
Keating also works with Revoice 2018 speaker radical Eve Tushnet at Spiritual Friendship.
Spiritual Friendship also works very closely with Sam Allberry and Living Out whose London Conference in 2018 promoted Revoice and introduced the “Church LGBTQ Inclusion Audit ” in 2018.
MORE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Mr. Jim Pocta North Texas Presbytery
“Jim Pocta is a psychotherapist and biblical counselor in Dallas.”
Jim Pocta is a psychologist and TGC contributor who has experienced conflicted Gender Identity as a boy.
“Somehow I just knew it. And I also knew there was something wrong with that, so I’d just have to keep it to myself. After playing dress-up with my six sisters, I’d get to wear their dresses when no one was looking. I’d be the princess in secret. Relief. Other boys had dreams of playing in the World Series; I dreamt of becoming a fabulous woman with a handsome boyfriend.”
Dr. Pocta is used as a resource by TGC and others with Mark Yarhouse and Revoice leaders like Preston Sprinkle
A LOOK AT THE PCA COMMITTEE RESOURCES.
Simply put the resources are much more of the same players and narrative which led to the crisis in the PCA over Revoice and SSA and related gender and sexuality issues which led then -to the formation of the committee.
THIS TGC MERRY GO ROUND IS NAUSEATING FOR ANY TRULY CONCERNED PCA MEMBER AND A MOCKERY OF YOUR CONCERNS.
HERE ARE THE COMMITTEE “RESOURCES”
“BOOKS FOR PASTORS AND SESSIONS IN THE COMMITTEE REPORT”
(THE SHORT LIST)
Allberry, Sam. Is God Anti-Gay? And Other Questions about Homosexuality, the Bible and
Same-Sex Attraction. Purcellville, VA: Good Book Company, 2013.
Allberry, Sam. 7 Myths about Singleness. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2019.
Note: Allbery and his ministry Living Out promoted Revoice “for our US Audience” then went into hiding.
KEVIN DE YOUNG
DeYoung, Kevin. What Does the Bible Really Say About Homosexuality? Wheaton, IL:
NOTE: DeYoung is a TGC leader, subscribes to Yarhouse 2010 Whitepaper and who deflected for Revoice in 2018. Plus he is a Committee Member promoting his own book, Nice objectivity Kevin.
Geiger, Tim. Explaining LGBTQ+ Identity to Your Child: Biblical Guidance and Wisdom.
Greensboro, NC: New Growth Press, 2018.
NOTE: Tim works for HarvestUSA , Attended Revoice 2018 and now subscribes to Sexual Orientation narrative of Yarhouse and APA according to his review of Revoice.
Gilson, Rachel. Born Again This Way: Coming Out, Coming to Faith, and What Comes Next. Purcellville, VA: Good Book Company, 2020.
NOTE: Gilson is a Revoice leader and works for CRU which is deeply infiltrated with Yarhouse and TGC and the Social Justice false gospel which is very pro Revoice. She is a regular TGC contributor.
JACKIE PERRY HILL
Perry, Jackie Hill. Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always
Been. Nashville: B&H Publishing Group, 2018.
NOTE: Hill is a TGC regular contributor and her husband works for & Campaign which is working with Billionaire Paul Singer and the CCCU to promote “Fairness for All” LGBTQ empowerment legislation.
Roberts, Vaughan. Transgender. Purcellville, VA: Good Book Company, 2013.
NOTE: Roberts is a Living Out leader and TGC contributor.
Shaw, Ed. Same-Sex Attraction and the Church: The Surprising Plausibility of the Celibate
34 Life. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books, 2015.
NOTE: Ed Shaw is a Living Out and TGC leader and contributor whose work beyond the Revoice controversy became even more radical .
FURTHER COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS
BOOKS AND ARTICLES FOR FURTHER STUDY BY THE PCA REPORT COMMITTEE
Allberry, Sam. Why Does God Care Who I Sleep With? Purcellville, VA: The Good Book
BUTTERFIELD IS A TGC FAVORITE PUSHING “HOSPITALITY ” AND WELCOME OF LGBTQ BY THE CHURCH.
Butterfield, Rosaria. Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: An English Professor’s Journey into Christian Faith. Pittsburgh, PA: Crown & Covenant Publications, 2012.
DENNY BURK WHO HELPED HIDE REVOICE ORIGINS AT SBTS BAPTIST SEMINARY AND DEFLECT FROM REVOICE EXPOSURE AS THE FIRST TGC / CBM&W LEADER TO WRITE ON REVOICE.
Burk, Denny. What Is the Meaning of Sex? Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2013.
WESLEY HILL IS A REVOICE AND SPIRITUAL FRIENDSHIP LEADER AND LIVING OUT CONTRIBUTOR.
Hill, Wesley. Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010; revised & expanded edition, 2016.
PRESTON SPRINKLE IS A REVOICE LEADER AND MARK YARHHOUSE ASSOCIATE.
ALSO NOTE: SPRINKLE , A MASTERS SEMINARY GRADUATE, HAS HAS MADE A CAREER OF LGBTQ ISSUES IN THE CHURCH AS WELL AS WORKING WITH THE ENTIRE SPECTRUM OF ACTIVIST ORGANIZATIONS LIKE REVOICE. SPRINKLE “RESOURCES THE CHURCH FOR INCLUSIVENESS THROUGH HIS CENTER FOR FAITH SEXUALITY AND GENDER.
PCA COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION OF SPRINKLE BOOK
Sprinkle, Preston. People to Be Loved: Why Homosexuality Is Not Just an Issue. Grand
Rapids: Zondervan, 2015.
CHRISTOPHER YUAN IS A TGC CONTRIBUTOR AND YARHOUSE SUBSCRIBER.
Yuan, Christopher. Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story. Colorado Springs: Multnomah, 2018.
AND OF COURSE THE PCA COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THE BRAIN TRUST /THOUGHT LEADER OF THE REVOICE AND LGBTQ THRIVING MOVEMENT AND SOGI AND APA NARRATIVE …..MARK YARHOUSE.
Yarhouse, Mark A. Understanding Sexual Identity: A Resource for Youth Ministry. Grand
Rapids: Zondervan, 2013.
“Primarily directed toward counseling adolescents who experience same-sex
attraction. Presents in layman’s terms a sexual identity therapy (SIT) framework,
employing secular psychological categories. Yarhouse’s strength, as a social
scientist, lies in his observation of empirical phenomena. This book contains
helpful insights when approached with appropriate Biblical discernment.”
WARNING :Mark Yarhouse is promoting the American Psychological Association views of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) not the Word of God or the Gospel that can transform peoples hearts including their sexual lust and desires by the power of Christ blood sacrifice and resurrection.
Yarhouse works with the APA promoting both “side A ” and “side B” and “everything in between” on SOGI counseling issues. He advocates for resolving conflict between a patients “sexual orientation and their faith”. His work in the APA promotes a broad religious perspective on counseling models rooted – AGAIN -in whatever works to help remove conflict between the LGBTQ patient and their varied religious beliefs or “faith identity”. Yarhouse focus is on reconciling the gender identity based on SOGI , which they assert “cannot change”- with the client/ patient’s faith identity, whatever it may be. The outcome is, if need be, embracing the identity of “LGBTQ Christian or LGBTQ Buddhist or LGBTQ Muslim etc. as needed.Yarhouse APA work is fully interfaith applied.
Yarhouse center has moved from Regent University since Revoice 2018 and is now housed at Wheaton College where a vast assortment of heretical teachings are finding a home. AGAIN TGC adopted Yarhouse in 2010. It has never looked back. Nor is it now with the PCA leadership in this Committee Report.
“Dr. Yarhouse is the past recipient of the Gary R. Collins Award for Excellence in Christian Counseling (American Association of Christian Counselors) and the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence at Regent University. He was a past participant with the Ethics and Public Policy Center think tank in Washington, DC, and he was named Senior Fellow with the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities to conduct a study of students navigating sexual identity concerns at Christian colleges and universities. He has been a consultant to the National Institute of Corrections under the Department of Justice to address issues facing sexual minorities in corrections, and he was part of a consensus panel from the American Psychological Association on sexual orientation and gender identity change efforts that convened to provide input to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in Washington, DC. Dr. Yarhouse is currently the Chair of the task force on LGBT issues for Division 36 (Psychology of Religion and Spirituality) of the American Psychological Association. He was recently invited to write the featured white paper on sexual identity for the Christ on Campus Initiative edited by Don A. Carson for The Gospel Coalition.”
BELOVED YOUR DENOMINATION IS GONE !
ALL THESE VOICES ARE COMING FROM THE SAME ECHO CHAMBER BEHIND REVOICE AND LIVING OUT AND THE LGBTQ THRIVING IN THE CHURCH MOVEMENT.
The PCA Committee members, support, and resources and therefore conclusions are nothing more than a walk through a review of the VERY influences which produced the LGBTQ Thriving movement in the PCA.
PCA Believers -your denomination is gone – your leaders have tolerated compromise and allowed infiltration that has been focused to deceive you and your children and pervert your faith. Stop giving these people and this organization and it’s affiliates money unless you agree with LGBTQ “Christianity “, “Queer Christianity” and the APA false concept of SOJO promoted my Mark Yarhouse. All these influences into the TGC in 2010 and the mainstream of evangelicalism and are aiding efforts to destroy religious liberty and redefine “Human Rights” globally.
The PCA is in APOSTASY and has merely hustled it’s membership with this Report and the movement that led up to it.
Get out- Get your family out – get your grandchildren OUT…NOW.
Judah Called to Repentance
1 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
The Wickedness of Judah
2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth!
For the Lord has spoken:
“I have nourished and brought up children,
And they have rebelled against Me;
3 The ox knows its owner
And the donkey its master’s [a]crib;
But Israel does not know,
My people do not [b]consider.”
4 Alas, sinful nation,
A people [c]laden with iniquity,
A [d]brood of evildoers,
Children who are corrupters!
They have forsaken the Lord,
They have provoked to anger
The Holy One of Israel,
They have turned away backward.
5 Why should you be stricken again?
You will revolt more and more.
The whole head is sick,
And the whole heart faints.
6 From the sole of the foot even to the head,
There is no soundness in it,
But wounds and bruises and putrefying sores;
They have not been closed or bound up,
Or soothed with ointment.
7 Your country is desolate,
Your cities are burned with fire;
Strangers devour your land in your presence;
And it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.
8 So the daughter of Zion is left as a [e]booth in a vineyard,
As a hut in a garden of cucumbers,
As a besieged city.
9 Unless the Lord of hosts
Had left to us a very small remnant,
We would have become like Sodom,
We would have been made like Gomorrah.
10 Hear the word of the Lord,
You rulers of Sodom;
Give ear to the law of our God,
You people of Gomorrah:
11 “To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to Me?”
Says the Lord.
“I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams
And the fat of fed cattle.
I do not delight in the blood of bulls,
Or of lambs or goats.
12 “When you come to appear before Me,
Who has required this from your hand,
To trample My courts?
13 Bring no more futile[f] sacrifices;
Incense is an abomination to Me.
The New Moons, the Sabbaths, and the calling of assemblies—
I cannot endure iniquity and the sacred meeting.
14 Your New Moons and your appointed feasts
My soul hates;
They are a trouble to Me,
I am weary of bearing them.
15 When you [g]spread out your hands,
I will hide My eyes from you;
Even though you make many prayers,
I will not hear.
Your hands are full of [h]blood.
16 “Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean;
Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes.
Cease to do evil,
17 Learn to do good;
Rebuke [i]the oppressor;
[j]Defend the fatherless,
Plead for the widow.
18 “Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the Lord,
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be as wool.
19 If you are willing and obedient,
You shall eat the good of the land;
20 But if you refuse and rebel,
You shall be devoured by the sword”;
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.
The Degenerate City
21 How the faithful city has become a [k]harlot!
It was full of justice;
Righteousness lodged in it,
But now murderers.
22 Your silver has become dross,
Your wine mixed with water.
23 Your princes are rebellious,
And companions of thieves;
Everyone loves bribes,
And follows after rewards.
They do not defend the fatherless,
Nor does the cause of the widow come before them.
24 Therefore the Lord says,
The Lord of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel,
“Ah, I will [l]rid Myself of My adversaries,
And [m]take vengeance on My enemies.
25 I will turn My hand against you,
And thoroughly[n] purge away your dross,
And take away all your alloy.
26 I will restore your judges as at the first,
And your counselors as at the beginning.
Afterward you shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city.”
27 Zion shall be redeemed with justice,
And her [o]penitents with righteousness.
28 The destruction of transgressors and of sinners shall be together,
And those who forsake the Lord shall be consumed.
29 For [p]they shall be ashamed of the [q]terebinth trees
Which you have desired;
And you shall be embarrassed because of the gardens
Which you have chosen.
30 For you shall be as a terebinth whose leaf fades,
And as a garden that has no water.
31 The strong shall be as tinder,
And the work of it as a spark;
Both will burn together,
And no one shall quench them.