In a powerful sermon delivered last week, Pastor Dewey Smith took direct aim at those within the evangelical community that call homosexuality an abomination.
The pastor of the House of Hope Atlanta in Decatur, Georgia, specifically responded to the Christian backlash over the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.
“If you look at half our choirs and a great number of our artists that we call abominations and we call demons, we demonize and dehumanize the same people that we use, and we don’t say anything about the gay choir director because he’s good for business. As long as the choir sounds good I ain’t saying nothing about his sexuality. We have done what the slave master did to us, dehumanized us, degrade us, demonize us. But then use them by advantage.”
Smith went on to criticize the use of biblical passages from Leviticus to justify Christian condemnation of homosexuality. His point?
“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.”
Watch the rousing video below: