Pastor Tells Gay Christian: “I Pray That You Will Commit Suicide” December 8, 2014

Pastor Tells Gay Christian: “I Pray That You Will Commit Suicide”

Jim Marjoram just wrote a book (It’s Life Jim) about his life as a gay Christian, and he decided to promote it (and his new ministry to help LGBT Christians) by sending an email to several church leaders in his local Auckland, New Zealand.

For the most part, pastors didn’t respond to him. But Westcity Bible Baptist Church Pastor Logan Robertson offered Jim a suggestion:

We are not interested in your filthy lifestyle or book.

Romans 1 clearly says God has rejected homos and they are worthy of death. You can not be saved.

The bible says you are vile, strange (queer), reprobate, filth, sodomite, natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed…

I pray that you will commit suicide, you filthy child molesting fag.

Pastor Logan Robertson

Responding to a local newspaper, Robertson said he didn’t regret his comments.

Jim is taking this in stride, knowing that he’s not the first to hear a message like this, even if it wasn’t as explicit:

Marjoram said he had battled with depression and suicidal thoughts throughout his life so the comment stung.

“On so many occasions I’d want to jump in front of a truck but my kids kept me going,” he said.

The response has been overwhelmingly against the pastor, which is great, but the whole episode serves as a reminder that uncritical belief in a holy book can make you believe genuinely despicable things. Not that you needed more proof of that.

(Thanks to Sam for the link)

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