Hewett, McCaw, Scott
In 1998, gospel star Kirk Franklin said that “homosexuality ... is a problem today in gospel music—a major concern--and everybody knows it” (Church Boy, pp. 49, 50). The truth of this has been demonstrated more clearly with each passing year. The most recent example is a trio named Micah’s Rule which recorded their first album in 2012. The band is composed of Greg McCaw, a homosexual; Chasity Scott, a lesbian; and Mary Anne Hewett, a “transgender.” Their first CD is “a mix of Southern gospel, classic country, blues and a medley of 1960s peace songs--all with a Christian message” (“Gay, Transgender Band Breaks Barriers in Christian Music,” Religion News Service, Feb. 15, 2013). McCaw was a Church of God pastor for 25 years and sang bass for more than two decades for popular Southern Gospel and CCM musicians such as Sandi Patty, Bill Gaither, and the Gatlin Brothers. Currently, the members of Micah’s Rule attend St. Jude Metropolitan Community Church in Wilmington, North Carolina. Micah’s Rule wants their music to speak the message that “in life, it’s how you walk your road, not listening to people who say you’re not worthy of God’s love.” McCaw adds, “We’ve all had that experience.” This is a deceptive smokescreen. The issue is not whether homosexuals are loved of God, or whether Christ died for them, or whether they can be saved. It is not whether their sin is greater than someone else’s. The issue is repentance. The Bible plainly teaches that Christ shed His blood and died because God loved the whole world of sinners (John 3:16). Christ came to seek and to save every lost soul. But the Bible just as plainly teaches that men must repent of their sin in order to be saved (Luke 13:3-5; Acts 17:30), and homosexuality is most definitely a sin before God. In Romans 1:26-27 it is called “vile,” “against nature,” “lust,” “unseemly,” and “error.” Homosexuals today must do what homosexuals did in ancient Corinth. They must repent of their sin before God and receive the life-changing, sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit in regeneration. “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither FORNICATORS, nor idolaters, nor ADULTERERS, nor EFFEMINATE, nor ABUSERS OF THEMSELVES WITH MANKIND, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And SUCH WERE SOME OF YOU: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God’ (1 Cor. 6:9-11).
(Friday Church News Notes, wayoflife.org, March 1, 2013)