Despite greater pushback against the LGBTQ agenda than ever before in recent years, multiple churches across the country are still openly promoting homosexuality, transgenderism, and other forms of sexual “pride.”
As reported by the Daily Caller, a study from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law’s Williams Institute in 2020 found that at least 47 percent of Americans who believe they are LGBTQ also describe themselves as moderately or highly religious.
In Columbia, Maryland, the First Presbyterian Church hosted a drag queen story hour on June 11th, featuring a performer by the stage name of “Mama Belle;” the event was advertised as being for children of all ages. The webpage for the event, which has since been taken down, encourages children “to be themselves.”
“The costumes and imaginative presentation of the Drag Queen enhance the story as the storyteller themselves is conveying a story through their dramatic appearance and performance,” the church explained in its now-deleted post. “Additionally, by breaking down barriers of traditional gender norms, drag queens help to create an atmosphere that is both open, accepting, and free of anything that could inhibit imagination. If even, drag queens provoke questions, that in of itself is evidence that they are opening the gateway to wonder and engagement.”
In New York City, Trinity Church Wall Street is encouraging high school-aged attendees to go to a “Youth Queer Prom,” an event that will feature “dancing, fashion, snacks, swag, and great music.”
In Pasadena, California, the All Saints Church hosted a similar “prom”-style event, titled the “Somewhere Over the Rainbow Queer Prom,” on June 2nd, as well as a “Drag Queen Bingo Hour” on June 4th. Other pro-LGBTQ events hosted by the church include an event on June 11th called “But the Bible says,” which encourages members to discuss how to argue with those who would use “the Bible as a weapon of exclusion … [and] to dismantle the misuse of our sacred texts as weapons of mass discrimination.”
These and other similar, church-hosted events reflect the growing trend of allegedly Christian churches and other religions turning against the long-honored teachings of the Bible, which specifically state that homosexuality is a sin. The growing divide comes as “pride” faces a greater backlash in 2023 than in previous years, with multiple companies facing widespread boycotts over their support for “pride,” and particularly for supporting the false concept of transgenderism.