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Why Is Baptist Pastor E. Dewey Smith Re-Tweeting Words of Lesbian Bishop Yvette Flunder?

Yvette Flunder is a San Francisco-based, openly gay pastorArticle By Thomas Anderson:: EEW Magazine Faith & Culture

“There’s a disproportionate number of same gender-loving people who are the heads of music in conservative churches.”

Those are the words of lesbian pastor, Bishop Yvette Flunder, re-tweeted by Atlanta Baptist pastor, E. Dewey Smith. Why is he sharing her words on his page?

Via Dr. Guthrie Ramsey and Dr. T.L. Gray's Twitter pages, Smith, of Greater Traveler’s Rest (House of Hope) in Decatur, re-posted commentary from a discussion at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS) at Columbia University.

He is the same leader who recently made headlines when a man fell dead at his church and was resurrected.

On October 23-24, a two-day conference took place, themed, “Are the Gods Afraid of Black Sexuality?  Religion and the Burdens of Black Sexual Politics.”

Flunder, founder of City of Refuge United Church of Christ in San Francisco, spoke on the subject at the conference held on Columbia’s New York City campus.

"Just about every good gospel song has been written by or performed by a same gender loving person,” said Flunder, according to re-tweets on Smith’s account.

The openly gay pastor is a third generation preacher with roots in the Church of God in Christ, an organization which staunchly preaches against homosexuality.

Pastor E. Dewey Smith (Credit: E. Dewey Smith Ministries)

While the Bible is clear in its position on the sinful perverseness of homosexuality, more gay-friendly, or, "inclusive" ministries are popping up.

They appeal to the crowd 2 Timothy 4:3 warns about, which says, "For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear."

The time is here.

Before coming out, Flunder was licensed in the COGIC and later ordained by the Bishop Walter Hawkins of Love Center Ministries where she served as Associate Pastor and administrator for the Oakland-based Love Center Church. 

At this week’s conference, Flunder, along with a gathering of scholars, activists and religious leaders, together, explored a range of historical and contemporary phenomena associated with religion, race and sexuality.  

One of the major points of discussion was the fact that pastors choose to ignore the gay elephant in the room.

Arguably, inside many local black churches, gay men lead the music department. On the national scene, a large number of males lead a homosexual lifestyle. Yet, we don’t talk about it.

According to conference organizers, the goal of the event was “not to address a single problem,” like homosexuality for example, “but rather to unearth and engage with the often-unstated normative claims surrounding race and religion, gender and sex.”

But we all know, black churches' relationships with gays is the biggest elephant of all.

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