COGIC Head Charles E. Blake Apologizes to Andrew Caldwell, Openly Rebukes Anti-Gay Convention Preacher
The Presiding Bishop of the Church of God In Christ has openly rebuked the preacher who spoke against gays and apologized to a young man claiming deliverance from homosexuality.
On Sunday, Nov. 16, from the pulpit of his California church, the 74-year-old leader held nothing back.
“On Saturday evening, November the 8th, one of our more than 15 speakers used terms and spoke in a way that was offensive and inappropriate,” said the Senior Pastor of West Angeles COGIC in Los Angeles, reading a prepared statement.
Blake was referring to Superintendent Earl Carter, who used the word “sissy” to describe gay men and said he hoped they would bleed from their butts, among other shocking statements.
The Bishop continued, “Though he alone is responsible for the nature and tone of his remarks, it was on my watch that this took place. Even though I was not present at the service on that night, as Presiding Bishop, I apologize for what seemed to be a harsh, uncompassionate, disrespectful spirit on the part of that speaker.”
In Carter’s pointed, politically incorrect sermon, he said, “I got something for all these homosexuals just walking around here with your pocketbooks, with your tight pants and your bowtie, and you’re walking like a girl, you need deliverance!”
He continued, “I’ma tell you why you need deliverance and I’ma tell you what’s wrong with you walking ‘round here, looking like a sissy. If they don’t want nobody to say nothing about you, I’m gone say something about you. You’re perverted and you’re lost!”
Carter also blasted the pastors he said allowed the perversion to go unchecked. “I blame some of these preachers. You got the sissies up here doing praise and worship,” he remarked.
The crowd went wild, standing, clapping, shouting and expressing approval of his observations.
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SOURCE: EEW Magazine