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I felt bad for the Revoice people at the beginning. They got ripped apart every which way by people all over the spectrum and the gay community seems not all that supportive of what they are doing. But the latest salvo from Greg Johnson just melted away my last sympathy for them. This newest press release answering four "misrepresentations" continues more of the same games. These four "misrepresentations" bear no resemblance to anything I've stated as an objection to Revoice, or to what I've seen most people state as objections. Anyway, the biggest problem people have with Revoice is not their official positions, which they change and camouflage, but with the growing suspicion that they have ulterior plans and are simply not trustworthy. Here is Greg Johnson's Facebook post:
And here is the link to his press release, which seems to be nothing but hot air blasting at nothing anybody said in the first place:
The last two paragraphs say this:
These are the two paragraphs we should concentrate on? Oh, brother. My problem with these paragraphs are the disingenuousness I perceive here. He says "Revoice is not actually a conference about sin" but he says it is about a class of sinners--same-sex-attracted people--needing to know how to thrive in churches. Why would they have an issue thriving in churches? Because they live with a sexual sin that the churches forbid. So is it about sexual sin or is it not about sexual sin? If it is not about sexual sin, then why not just have a conference for Christians to thrive in general? Why not organize a potluck for the people at Memorial, or a picnic, or a Saturday night dance?
He states that a homosexual's biggest struggle might not be with lustful thoughts. I get that. I agree. But why tailor the conference for people who are homosexual then? And as for the last paragraph, it's total nonsense and I am tired of hearing about it. I've never heard churches tolerate nasty gay jokes about people in the congregation. Tom Littleton and I break down why this press release--and indeed the whole Revoice phenomenon--is s0 frustrating.