Easter remains faithfully hopeful, yet woefully unconvinced that organized Christian leadership today has enough understanding of homosexuality to be of any lasting benefit to Bishop Long, Christianity or society.
Lakewood, WA (PRWEB) October 5, 2010
However God and homosexuality is publicly addressed by mainstream church leadership from here on out, organized Christianity can no longer afford to respond to scandals like the widely publicized Bishop Eddie L. Long legal case the way it has responded to such scandals in the past. To help, ACTS & BEYOND Ministries, alongside ex-gay Author, K. Godfrey Easter, have officially launched OPPOSITES Online Outreach, a spiritual ‘helps’ ministry designed to assist believers in more intimately understanding God, particularly in relation to homosexuality.
While highlighting over five years of “…sexual sobriety” on the outreach’s website, Easter remains faithfully hopeful, yet woefully unconvinced that organized Christian leadership today has enough understanding of homosexuality to be of any lasting benefit to Bishop Long, Christianity or society. In his newest book, “OPPOSITES: Spiritually Understanding Same-Gender Attraction,” he hardly credits Christian leadership with abandoning homosexuality or his newfound understanding of God and homosexuality. He insists that,
“Christ helped me understand, utilizing the type of grace and truth that encourages and empowers the kingdom citizen to grow spiritually. That path can in no wise, whatsoever, be compared to the ungraceful, unloving, unmerciful, unspiritual, unbiblical, ungodly and downright uninspiring manner in which mainstream Christian leadership has publicly addressed the emotionally explosive issue of homosexuality or the worldwide GLBT community, as it relates to God, Christ, Christianity, the gospel, or human dignity.”
The developing ministries at OPPOSITES Online Outreach include access to opposing Christian thoughts on homosexuality, both written by the same author. In his first work, “LOVE LIFTED ME: In Spite Of The Church,” Easter writes seven years ago of his journey toward understanding God from a pro-gay perspective. Then in “OPPOSITES: Spiritually Understanding Same-Gender Attraction,” he writes from the perspective of remaining ex-gay since the summer of 2005.
One reader wrote of OPPOSITES, “The writing of Spiritually Understanding Same-Gender Attraction is an awesome, profound rendering of the heart and so spiritually eye opening to the truth of God’s word. It could have only come from a heart that truly knows God.”
Visitors can access both books online and can read OPPOSITES without obligation after anonymously registering at the ministry’s website. Registered readers can also vote on the spiritual clarity that each chapter attempts to bring out, leave comments and even engage in ongoing chapter discussions with neighboring readers and sometimes even Easter, himself. In addition to offering both books, OPPOSITES Online Outreach also provides a suite of other related ministries designed to also help bring greater spiritual clarity about God and the spiritually perplexing phenomenon of homosexuality to saint and sinner alike.
Ex, gay-Christian author and activist, Minister K. Godfrey Easter, is the founder and Executive Ministries Director of ACTS & BEYOND Ministries, Inc. He has written two, opposing books on the culturally explosive and religiously confounding topic of God and homosexuality. To learn more, please visit http://www.readopposites.com.