A Chicago pastor who asked a man dressed in drag to leave a worship service because he was dressed like a woman stands by his actions after coming under fire.
Chicago pastor Antonio Rocquemore of Power House International Ministries caused quite a stir last week. While preaching a sermon, he noticed that one of the men in the congregation was dressed in drag in women’s clothing. He stopped his sermon to address the man, and ask him to leave and go ‘put on man clothes’.
“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.” Ephesians 5:11,12 (KJV)
When you watch what was posted all the way through, the pastor is quite nice with the man. He does not insult him, does not call names, or in any way make fun of him. The man in drag, ironically named Christian James Lhuillier, posted a video to Facebook calling the pastor out for ‘bigotry and intolerance’.
Imagine if you had a time machine, and could go back to the first century and attend a church service led by our apostle, Paul. Then imagine what Paul’s reaction might be if he spotted you wearing women’s clothing while he preached. Would Paul ‘celebrate your diversity’ or would he ask you to leave? Anyone who has ever read and believed Paul’s writings will know immediately what he would have done as pastor in that situation.
I may not agree with all the doctrinal teachings of this Pentecostal pastor, but I certainly agree with his stance on cross-dressers in the church. One of the things the LGBTQP is actively working to take down is the Christian Church. It will not be long at all before the preaching of the gospel of the grace of God will be considered hate speech.
Chicago pastor asks man in drag to leave church, ‘go put on man clothes.’ He’s not sorry
FROM THE KANSAS CITY STAR: A Facebook video of the Sunday night encounter shows Antonio Rocquemore of Power House International Ministries asking the unidentified man to step out into the aisle.
“Can you leave my church and go put on man clothes? And don’t come here like that no more,” Rocquemore can be seen telling the man in the video, posted by Christian James Lhuillier. “I hold a standard in here. Whatever you do on the outside is your business, but I will not let drag queens come in here. If you’re gonna come in here you’re gonna dress like a man.”
People in the crowd cheered and said “Amen” and “thank you Jesus” as Rocquemore addressed the young man.
But Lhuillier posted the video on Monday because he was angered by what he saw. It has been viewed more than 420,000 times.
“Some of y’all are going to have to excuse my language but I am tired of this s**t,” Lhuillier wrote in his post. “In a place that is supposed to be a place of change a place of deliverance whatever you want to call it why would you destroy someone in front of a room full of people. This is the kind of bulls**t that causes people to go home and commit suicide.
“S**t like this is the reason that the church has no power in 2018 because they are so worried about the wrong things.”
The video has kicked up a flurry of debate both on Facebook and on Christian websites, including the Christian Post, that have posted the video.
More than 2,000 comments have been left on Lhuillier’s Facebook page alone, many criticizing the pastor.
“What happened to ‘Come as you are?’”
“God said come as you please. And the first amendment say that you have freedom of expression, and if that person feel to express themselves like that well you can’t stop that person or kick them out of your church. That person should sue him.”
“You should be preaching and not concentrating on what the people are wearing.”
But Rocquemore has supporters, too.
“The church must stand for something,” one woman wrote on Facebook.
“Paul said to rebuke them openly,” wrote another. “Apostle Paul would had stopped the cross dresser from the parking lot.”
“He was so right for what he said. That’s what’s wrong with the world today. Y’all allowing this ignorant in the house of Lord like it’s right. Heck no!!! This man is going to be blessed for what he did. I don’t care how none of y’all feel bc it was right,” wrote one supporter.
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