In October 2009, Legacy Church and Pastor Steve Smothermon co-hosted an event with the infamous hate group leader and holocaust revisionist, Scott Lively. Lively is also widely held to be one of the American "catalysts," as author Jeff Sharlet put it, of the wave of terror against African Gay people. I think that Proverbs would label him as having a "froward mouth."
Bringing Lively to your church shows a remarkable lack judgment...to understate.
I'm sure the pastor and congregation profess great love for "homosexuals," but...I don't see it as Golden Rule love...instead, it looks to me to be a love of feeling superior to "the other." A love of having a handy scapegoat, a love of salacious gossip about other people's sex lives.
The Bible condemns idolatry, and the "homosexual" clobber verses he seems to love so, are, within both historical and intratextual contexts, about fertility cult idolatrous practices that included sexual rituals; rituals involving laying with a cross dressing priests or temple sex worker, in order to offer up one's "seed" to Molloch or other fertility god or goddess.
This is not controversial, and Leviticus 18 makes the fertility cult context plain. "Do not do as the Egyptians and Canaanites do."
They have nothing to do with modern adult, consensual relationships, nothing to do with modern knowledge of our sexuality and conception; but I would think, do warn people today about worshiping fertility and procreation at the expense of the Golden Rule.
I see that Legacy's school uses the highly dubious Bob Jones and A Beka curriculum as their core material. I have an A Beka science text that I bought at a thrift store. I wonder if A Beka is still teaching grade school children that humans aren't mammals, despite having many of the same characteristics (such as all of them.)
Regarding hugs 505 comment.
Rachel, you really need to get all of the facts before you post this kind of stuff. Since you want to "expose" people, try starting at home. Your daughter was caught in affair, and was not repentive. The pastor you were referring to, who is not a pastor now, was the one who confessed and repented. Also, he is NOT still with the other woman - he hasn't been for several years now. This church does a wonderful job of calling people to righteous living, and the leaders walk the walk. Of course, because we are talking about humans here, there are people who make mistakes. However, this individual repented openly. He has taken every step necessary to restore things with his family and with the church. Just because you condone this kind of behavior, does not mean the church does.
how funny that someone who calls Legacy churchgoers "right w.
The Pastor is bold, teaches practical and NEVER takes the Word and misrepresents it.he teaches to love and help lead the lost to Christ. The main lesson is that the road to hell is wide, as the enemy will accept anyone who goes against the Bible, the road to heaven is narrow as only the saved shall enter.
Straight out Biblical worldview, sharing Christ's love with the Albuquerque community..
Wow! Friendly greeting, valet parking for elderly and handicapped, beautiful facility, ethnically diverse congregation caring for each other and serving the Lord. But, best of all, the preaching is biblically sound and challenges the hearer to let the light of Christ shine through their individual lives. The church is also deeply involved with the community in which they live, unlike many churches which are inward directed toward their own 'holy huddle' internal programs. If you want to make your Christian walk conform to Christ's example and have a positive impact on your community, this is the place to be.