Yesterday, we told you about a viral video of George Pastor Dewey Smith railing against anti-gay hypocrisy. Dewey’s remarks appeared to be supportive of the LGBT community. However, Smith’s church is today saying that is absolutely not the case.
In the video posted to YouTube Smith said,
“We have done [to gay people] what the slave master did to us, dehumanized us, degrade us, demonize us. But then use them by advantage…We pick and choose the scriptures we want to use…rather than look at our own lives. You can’t evangelize and antagonize at the same time. You cannot insult and inspire the same people that you insult…What we gonna do about the people who been born this way? What about the people we think are nasty?…Don’t tell me what the bible says about homosexuals and you change wives like we change underwear. Sit yourself, your hypocritical self, down.”
Now, Smith’s church in Atlanta has released a statement to The Christian Post making clear that Smith does not support gay marriage nor does he support gay rights:
“By no means is Smith now, nor has he ever been a proponent of same-sex marriage. Smith has always believed and taught that marriage is only designed for a man and a woman. This reality was clearly stated during the sermon but not included for some reason by the person who posted the clip. Smith believes that same-sex marriage isn’t the Will of God,” the statement continued.
“Many publications have tried to present the message as affirmation of equal rights for the LGBT community. Regardless of how the clip is ‘bent’ that was not the content nor intent of the message. The message was taken from Acts 8:1-8 and presented the responsibility of the ‘church leaving Jerusalem and going to evangelize in Samaria.’ The clip that you heard referenced a pastor who was born as a hermaphrodite. It also dealt with the historical challenges associated with the Jews ministering to the Samaritans. The message spoke of the hindrances and hypocrisy associated with ministering to people considered as ‘outcasts,'” the statement explained.
If you have not seen the original video, you can watch it below: