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Should Saints Sue Other Saints? COGIC Threatening Andrew ‘I’m Not Gay No More’ Caldwell With A Lawsuit

(EEW Magazine) When 21-year-old Andrew Caldwell delivered his colorful testimony of being free from homosexuality at the Church of God In Christ’s annual Holy Convocation, it went viral.

Now, his efforts to capitalize off his 15 minutes of fame with an iTunes “I’m Not Gay No More” song remix has landed him in legal hot water with COGIC.

According to prominent gossip website TMZ, a church official says “they're ordering him to stop hawking the song partly because they own the audio, but also because they feel Andrew is making a mockery of the service.”

COGIC teaches against homosexuality and also promotes the possibility of deliverance through faith and a supernatural yoke-destroying anointing.

While some skeptics and gay supporters say homosexuals are born that way and are unable to change who they inherently are, Caldwell insists his proclivity toward same-sex relationships is no more.

So then, with a threatened COGIC lawsuit, will Caldwell stop promoting the song?

Not according to reports.

The formerly gay man allegedly claims he has copyrighted the song and deems himself well within his rights to use the song’s audio, since it is both his voice and testimony.

What, then, of the legal battle between fellow Christians? Some are asking, is it doctrinally sound to sue brothers and sisters in the faith?

Biblical answers website GotAnswers.org says “The apostle Paul instructed the Corinthian believers to not go to court against one another (1 Corinthians 6:1-8). For Christians not to forgive each other and reconcile their own differences is to demonstrate spiritual defeat.”

The explanation continues, “There are some instances when a lawsuit might be the proper course of action. If the biblical pattern for reconciliation has been followed (Matthew 18:15-17) and the offending party is still in the wrong, in some instances a lawsuit might be justified.”

In this case, is it justified?

It depends on three parties: COGIC, Andrew Caldwell and God.

RELATED: Bishop Blake issues COGIC apology

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Reader Comments (6)

This whole situation has been hard on the church as a whole. I just want to see him live for Christ and move on. The spectacle it has become in my opinion is sad

November 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDacia

OMG! I didn't know HE put the remix out himself. Here I was defending him and saying it was a shame for someone to do a song like that and HE is the one behind it. WOW. This is getting to be real extra!!!!

November 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKeno

DRAMA. Chile, I can't even...

November 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKeri

This is the first time I heard this song LOLOLOLO #dead

November 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTreva

It's this young man testimony, so if he wants to publish it for his own ministry of sorts, what's the problem...He may be able to persuade and convince others to change their mind through his song and testimony. It should be all about Christ!
We fall for the enemy no. 1 tactic....divide and conquer. We bicker among ourselves to much and it diminishes our effectiveness as witnesses for the Kingdom.

November 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEva Rogers

Why don't COGIC leave this boy alone. It's his voice and his testimony. Let him have his five minutes if that's what he wants. Who cares? He's the one who has to live with the public response. I for one think it IS hilarious but it also gets people talking about deliverance from homosexuality. Lets all just chill out

November 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMeMe

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