Pastor E. Dewey Smith, of the House of Hope, Greater Travelers Rest, church in Decatur, Georgia, recently slammed the hypocrisy of some churchgoers and church leaders regarding gay people (video below).
RawStory.com notes that Smith claimed that some church leaders who preach against homosexuality were changing their wives as often as others changed their underwear.
"But if you look at half of our choirs and a great number of our artists that we call abominations, that we call demons, we demonize and dehumanize the same people that we use and we don’t say nothing about the gay choir director because he’s good for business.
"As long as the choir sound good, I ain’t saying nothing about his sexuality. We have done what the slave master did to us, dehumanize us, degrade us, demonize us, but then use them for our advantage."
Smith also recalled how the Book of Leviticus in the Bible, which forbids homosexuality, also forbids people from eating shellfish, wearing certain types of clothing and orders husbands to stay away from their wives during their menstrual cycles.
"Here's my point: We pick and choose the scriptures that we want to use to beat folks up with rather than look out own lives," Smith stated.
Smith made news in 2014 when he retweeted an openly lesbian pastor on Twitter.
Bishop Yvette Flunder of City of Refuge United Church of Christ in San Francisco, California, originally tweeted, "There’s a disproportionate number of same-gender loving people who are the heads of music in conservative churches," noted EEW Magazine.
Flunder also tweeted, "Just about every good gospel song has been written by or performed by a same-gender loving person,” which was also retweeted by Smith.