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Gay "Christian" worship band says many more in closet

Gay trio Micah's Rule

Gay trio Micah’s Rule

A trio of openly homosexual singer/musicians who performs as “Micah’s Rule” is making a splash on the Christian worship music scene, and the groups says there are many more like them singing in churches as well as performing in well-known artists’ groups around the world who haven’t come out yet.

The group has sprung from its home church, Wilmington’s St. Jude Metropolitan Community Church in North Carolina.

What exactly does a gay praise band sing about? In one song, “Walk the Road,” they sing:

“Sometimes you just have to be the one to set your own self free … what matters isn’t what you’re told. But how you walk the road.”

Compared to Scripture, these lyrics are quite blasphemous. Galatians 5:13: “You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.”

Of course, progressive Christians are celebrating the band’s breaking of barriers. According to the ultra-liberal Huffington Post, Greg McCaw, Chasity Scott and Mary Anne Hewett “don’t want their sexuality to define them.” Says McCaw:

“It’s just our back story, plain and simple, but we’re not using that as a marketing tool for our music, positively or negatively. We want to be a musical group like any other, but we realize our back story will get out.”

McCaw says there are many people who are gay in the music industry in Nashville, “but they’re so far in the closet.” He himself was the bass singer for many popular Christian musicians including Sandi Patty, Bill and Gloria Gaither and the Gatlin Brothers for 22 years. He also served as a Church of God pastor for more than 25 years in five states.

How far reaching is their music and their message? Just in their own home church, member Marcia Morgan believes their music has attracted more people to the church. Another St. Jude’s member Sherry Tucker Henderson bought copies for everyone in her family for Christmas.

“I listen to it day and night,” she said as she was driving to Florida on a trip. Henderson packed 35 more Micah’s Rule CDs to take to churches there. “It’s a message I think everyone needs to hear.”

(HT Jamie Rake)

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27 Responses to “Gay "Christian" worship band says many more in closet”

  1. Rae #

    but There are many deceivers especially in the Christian music industry. I was truly unaware until I started to research these supposedly Christian music artists who teach false doctrines and try to deceive Christians who are suppose to stand for the word of God. It's difficult to find genuine men and women of God and find songs that are about true worship to the true and living God – Jesus Christ. May we continue to fight for the truth, which has been made know unto us.

    February 17, 2015 at 12:57 AM
  2. Rose #

    A lop-sided 'god'…a very good description for the god so many so-called 'christians' are worshiping today…a god made in their own image, to suit themselves… a god who just accepts sin….not the true God at all.

    Real love, the love of Christ, doesn't leave us in our sins. Jesus came to rescue sinners and to give them new life and new desires…ones that are pleasing to Him. Would God be loving if He just let people stay in their sin? He has provided so much for us…love, joy, peace, the promise of heaven… if only we will humble ourselves, reach out, repent, and believe what the Scriptures teach.

    Great comment as always, Lyn!

    January 8, 2014 at 9:54 AM
  3. Matt #

    I think you're all missing the point. Jesus is love. Love is all. The rest of you have become modern pharisees.

    January 7, 2014 at 4:47 PM
  4. T.J. #

    Our nation has 2 cases in front of the Supreme Court over homosexuality and gay marriage. Will it become the legal law of the land as Roe V Wade did in 1973? Do we not think the horrors of the mass shootings are the full fruit of what we have sown thru abortion? We WILL REAP what we have sown……it's a principle of the Lord. So as we have sown to abortion we have reaped much more violence in our society. And Newtown seems to have been the final straw of where a society goes that does not value it's children.

    So now let's consider gay marriage. If it becomes the legal law of the land you can be assured our families will reap more and more destruction. My husband of 13 years divorced me. I have no other choice but to live out my days simply walking with Him. I did not want my marriage covenant destroyed but I had no choice. But I CAN CHOOSE to honor God the rest of my days my denying MY FLESH and HONORING MY COVENANT.

    When gay marriage becomes legal it will break the flood gate and literally we will see the church awash in deception. We have gay churches now. We have Rob Bell okay with gay marriage. We have Jay Bakker okay with it. We have young people (IN THE CHURCH) okay with it because all around in society the push has been strong. But God's WORD is the STANDARD.

    Be fruitful and multiply. There were no gay adoption agencies in the garden of Eden. There was Adam and Eve. And …wow…….they were able to be fruitful and multiply. They honored God and HIS WORD.

    Never in a million years will two lesbains and two homosexual men EVER be able to multiply. So as a BELIEVER…..with God;'s word as the standard….Christians should know that homosexuality does not honor God.

    "But I was created this way….my attraction is to the same sex……" ……No you created in the image of God..but we live in a fallen world and the tricks and lies and schemes of the enemy will always MESS WITH YOUR HEAD. That's why we must have our MIND RENEWED…with the Word of God. It's the plumb line of truth. Not what WE SAY or WE THINK or SOCIETY SAYS,,,,,it's what does HE SAY?

    March 25, 2013 at 6:30 AM
  5. Marie #

    Thank all of you for your responses as I have learned much from you. I can only Praise God, our Father for the healing that took place in the hearts of former homosexuals and lesbians in turning away from that particular sexual sin. The Glory belongs to our LORD. I had a friend who passed away from AIDS at the young age of 30 due to his willful sinful lifestyle and I cannot even begin to know the depth of his struggles as I have not been a part of that lifestyle. My heart still hurts over this loss as I was not a follower of Jesus Christ at that time in my life, therefore I could not even offer him the hope that he so desperately needed. May God forgive me.

    Since becoming a follower of Jesus, God, the Holy Spirit has revealed much to my life. Currently I have sat in churches whose preachers have used the judgement of Sodom and Gomorrah as their platform for condemning homosexuality as if that judgement will fall on America. As a student of the Bible, I have discovered some interesting teachings from God, Himself. In Ezekiel 16:49-50, God says "As I live," says the Lord God, "neither your sister Sodom nor her daughters have done as you have done. (God is speaking to Israel here.) "Look, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: She and her daughter had pride, fullness of food, and abundance of idleness: neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty and committed abomination before Me; therefore I took them away as I saw fit."

    There we have it; God destroyed Sodom because of 1) pride, 2) fullness of food, 3) abundance of idleness, 4) did not strengthen the hand of the poor and needy 5) haughty, and 6) committed abomination before Me (the LORD). So yes, we have homosexual sin in this country as in every other nation on this planet and in the past, it was kept more hidden and secret in the lives of people. However, sexual sin has always existed since Eve and Adam chose to sin in the Garden, and it will continue until the end. Does this mean we excuse homosexuality? No, it is a sin according to the Word of God. The issue that breaks my heart is this….one of the easiest sins to single out today is homosexuality from the pulpit or any other ministry. It is easy to get "Amens" and "That's right preacher, preach the truth, man!" frpm us pew sitters when the preacher speaks against homosexuality from his elevated platform. And the offering plate it full to overflowing because we all are in agreement as same sex attractions have not affested our immediate families. It is easy to gather support around the church maypole when that homosexual sin is not near us. But what about all of the other sins that God hates.

    If the preacher stood on the pulpit and preached what a sin divorce is and the sin of adultry associated with it…and how it adversly affects families, would the pew sitters shout "Amen!" Or how about the sin of fornication? Or how about the sin of lusting after another in our thought process while we are still married? Or how about the sin of pornography which has captured the church to no end? Would we be arrogantly and self righteously shouting "Amen, brother, preach it!" Or would we leave the church in anger and hatred?

    So there are gays and lesbians singing in the praise band……are there not rapists, adulteres, divorcees, pornography addicts, fornicators, or any other sexual sin represented in praise bands in churches all across America? Yes, yes, and another yes. It is easy to single out one sin to take our eyes off of all the other sexual sins represented in the relgious institution of man for I have attended various churches where the praise bands exhibit all of the sexual sins listed above. And personally, I have yet to find the Scriptures that describe the New Testament "praise band" concept as I did not grow up in a church that one. We did not need a leader to lord over us for we all sang in one accord as the Holy Spirit led us.

    March 13, 2013 at 9:32 AM
  6. Dear Micah's Rule,
    My husband used to be gay but Jesus set him free. We understand full well that homosexuality has had it's grip in the "christian" music industry; it shows in the shallowness of content in the music. We will be praying for your salvation.
    Check out our video! http://youtu.be/LqUvaXkRwJ8

    March 7, 2013 at 7:07 AM
  7. Mr Davis #

    Andy H. your killing me here. You are right God makes no errors, but we are a cursed lot, all of mankind is because Adam thought as you do: it matters not what God says for I will to do this thing and because of that one act by Adam, death entered the world through Adam's sin, his rebellion against God, his treachery against the Most High God. And because of Adam, death has passed to all men. Romans 5:12,1 Corinthians 15:22, Romans 3:10-18, Psalm 55:23. And this dear creation you relish is also under a curse because of Adam for he was set over it. Genesis 3:17-19. Things are not as they should be. According to God, this dear creation will be disolved with fire. 2 Peter 3:9-11.

    God did not call us that we should still live according to our lusts but that through Him through Christ Throught the Holy Spirit of God we could have victory over our own rebellion which results of our self will, the will of the flesh and the lusts in our members that war against us. These things are not our friends if we are Christ's. Galatians 5:17, Romans 6:1-16. We are to count these things dead to us.

    Jesus Christ Himself said I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. John 15:5-

    You cannot go against His word and say you have Christ or are abiding in Him. 1 John 2:3-5, 1 John 4:6, Nor can you say you have the Holy Spirit 1 John 4:13 for if you did you would hate what God hates and love what God loves for the Holy Spirit is God.

    Does not God hate rebellion? I don't believe you think He hates anything and if He did He would be unjust to do so for what right does God have to judge me? If this is your heart shaking your fist at your creator will not avail you. You will be judged and you will not come out well for there is a lake of fire waiting for all those who are not Hid in Christ, Hid in His righteousness. How can you have any hope at all in any merit you think you posses it must be on Christ's merit. He must save you.

    And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. Revelation 22:10-15

    And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:10-15

    March 4, 2013 at 6:18 AM
  8. Andy Hamner #

    You should all be ashamed. God makes no errors. Man wrote the words in The Book. He erred in his ways, not God. If you are not able to accept God's creation, YOU must check yourself, live in the world God has created with you and him and her in it! Don't be stupid and uncharitable, at least. This is a beautiful world with diverse experiences and people to cherish, discoverable truths, and love for what the Lord hath wrought. Relax, the world isn't out to get you!

    March 3, 2013 at 4:41 PM
  9. lyn #

    Amy,

    Have you seen this? http://christiannews.net/2013/02/28/canadian-supr

    March 3, 2013 at 12:42 PM
  10. lyn #

    Marie,

    I am not sure why you think Christians are to hate homosexuals, this post does not imply that at all. Yes, there is a multitude of sins infesting society, however, the sin of homosexuality is a driving force that destroys God's design of family, marriage and children. It is a dangerous and deeply dark sin, one that breeds other sin such as addiction, violence, infidelity and disease.
    It is a shame that this trio claims to be Christian and yet, blatantly sins against a Holy God in a way that God calls an abomination. They are a product of the modern day 'church' in America; I agree, the pulpit needs a cleansing by God. Weak preaching, feel good messages, and the desire to please man rather than God has produced multitudes of unregenerates who profess Christ and yet are not born from above.
    They claim to be saved because they have followed a procedure, a method concocted by man such as repeating a prayer, making a decision, or inviting Jesus into their heart. They have not been taught about their own wickedness, their dead in sin state. They do not know about the ministry of the Holy Spirit bringing a sinner to repentance and regenerating them by the magnificent power of God. They only know of an accursed gospel that tells them they will be saved if they follow this or that step. The grace of God in saving a sinner is not mentioned, or if it is, it's twisted.

    The sin of homosexuality is a sign of just how far society has gone into wickedness; there is a downward progression of sin we find in Romans 1. First idolatry, which leads to immorality, which leads to what we presently see…perversion demanding to be accepted. You may be interested in this sermon on this very subject, preached by John MacArthur – http://youtu.be/5x3WI9OWAL4

    I lived the lie of homosexuality for nearly 20 years and I can tell you, it is nothing like the picture homosexuals paint. They try and portray their relationships as loving, normal, a good environment to raise kids. Honestly, these relationships are not based on love, they are based on lust, a forbidden lust. Lust is self-centered, only desiring to satisfy one person – self. There is rampant addiction in these relationships, drugs and alcohol are a big issue {even though most homosexuals deny this}. In the time I spent in this dark perversion, I saw multitudes of lesbians battling drunkenness and drugs; there was rampant infidelity, fits of jealous rage, and violence. This is NOT an environment acceptable to raising children. Plus, they cannot pro-create; that should tell them it is not natural for them to do what they do. They do not stay together for life, much like the hetero couples who do not have Christ as head of their marriage. You also may want to read http://www.frc.org/issuebrief/new-study-on-homose

    You might also want to check out this story – http://iamhis-lyn.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-affect

    I also speak out against the re-labeling of homosexuality as some sort of 'orientation' at http://iamhis-lyn.blogspot.com/2012/08/sexual-ori

    If you do not believe what I say about what takes place in this lifestyle, you can hear another former homosexual's testimony by going to http://iamhis-lyn.blogspot.com/2012/08/out-of-far

    I do hope you will consider listening to John MacArthur's sermon as well as checking out the various other links I've provided. Homosexuals need to hear the truth, their sins are against a Holy God, however, there is hope found only in Christ and His atoning work on the cross. To tell them truth is to display more love than they'll ever see from the world.

    March 3, 2013 at 7:11 AM
  11. Marie #

    "Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are; adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries; and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God." Galatians 5:21

    I wonder how many sitting in the pews exhibit these characteristics/behaviors and have not repented and turned away from their sins? If Jesus would return today, what sins would He reveal to our faces that would put us to shame?

    I am tired of the "we are supposed to hate the gays, the lesbians, the bisexuals, the transgenders, etc." when I have sat in the church pews for years and not one single pastor ever preached a sermon on "divorce." Does not God hate divorce? How many pastors preaching from our pulpits are divorced, or have had affairs, or are now currently having affairs with women in our communities? Why don't we hear sermons on divorce and remarriage and remarriage and remarriage….is it that perhaps most of the people would lash out in anger and never return to hear the cotton candy, feel good motivational talks that enlighten our churches?

    Leonard Ravenhill once said, "Do you know why we have so many pygmies in our pews? Because we have so many puppets in our pulpits. If Jesus came back, He wouldn't cleanse the temple, He would cleanse the pulpit."

    March 3, 2013 at 5:31 AM
  12. I am sitting here crying over this entry. I can feel the sorrow of the Father at the deception this so-called "worship band" is bringing to the churches of today. May God have mercy on our souls and forgive us for becoming so lazy that we no longer defend what is right but instead, in the name of tolerance, not only allow but embrace blatant sin in our midst.

    March 2, 2013 at 11:44 PM
  13. Darrel #

    I do not know of a greater insult to the Lord Jesus than for a person to claim to be His-a born again Christian-and live a life that is an abomination to Him. That abomination is homosexuality no matter what form it takes. These three folks will one day stand before the Lord to be judged by Him and will doubtless attempt to convince the Lord of their good intentions by singing "for Him" for years and perhaps giving an emotional "testimony" that moved their audience to tears. And yet it will all be in vain. You see, there is no such thing as a "gay Christian". All of their reasoning will fall on deaf ears-the ears of the Lord. There are untold mutitudes of regenerated homosexuals who will tell anyone who will listen that they consider their former life style to be repugnant to them now, that they have been graciously delivered from their sins and have zero desire to return in any way to their former sins.

    Perhaps the Lord will choose to save these folks in the future, but until they repent of their sins their eternal fate is hell.

    March 2, 2013 at 1:59 PM
  14. J #

    I beginning to think that the world is not going to destroy the church it's the so called christians in the church that are going to destroy.
    It seems like everyone in the church is afraid to stand up and speak the uncompromise word of God.

    March 2, 2013 at 9:54 AM