Gay community targeted by church leaflets claiming there’s ‘no such thing as homosexuality’
A church in Arkansas is pushing leaflets through people’s letterboxes claiming there’s “no such thing” as homosexuality.
Lighthouse Baptist Church in Fayetteville was behind the leaflets, which had local residents up in arms.
The fliers, which were distributed to local residents, claim to “debunk some myths” about homosexuality.
It says: “Does God love homosexuals? This is a flawed question, there are no such things as Homosexuals.
“God created male and female. There are male and females that engage in ‘unseemly’ acts of immorality.”
It goes on to claim that homosexuals are actually eunuchs, and encourages them to abstain from “immoral” gay sex.
In a response to KNWA, Pastor Paul Caldwell of Lighthouse Baptist Church claimed the leaflets were meant to show “love” by convincing people to renounce their sexuality.
He said: “Our church loves the LGBT community, hence the reason we have decided since Spring 2014 to reach out to them. This is just another avenue we are trying.
“To them it is simply a reminder that God loves them, and if I were to truly love them then I must tell them the truth.”
Local resident Joanna McCusker was one of many who discovered a leaflet had been left at her home.
She said: “I was just offended that they would be going door-to-door in this community with that information. I think most neighbours were pretty offended.
“There was a young boy who was attaching some sort of literature to our door. It’s very sad that they’re using children to promote their message.
“If you read their literature you’ll see that they don’t actually believe that there are such thing as gay people, it’s almost a science-fiction idea that they have.”
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Perhaps the Church would have better luck with their message if they moved to Iran.
Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad famously claimed that there were zero homosexuals in his country – though he later admitted they existed by accusing his opponents of working with “thieves, homosexuals and scumbags”.
A Mormon church leader also previously claimed that there are zero gay Mormons.
Mormon leader David A Bednar, who sits on the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, made the claim when asked about the Church’s approach to gay members.
He insisted: “First I want to change the question – there are no homosexual members of the Church.”