J. Grant Swank, Jr.
Chaplain Barbara Moulton, former staff member of NazNet, stated as a clergyperson she would not perform homosexual “marriages.”
However, she then stated she would not publicly say she disagreed with same-gender duo nuptials.
In other words, she would not use her chaplaincy to conduct weddings for two women or two men; however, she would not let the world know her position either.
Moulton was confronted with this inconsistency of refusing performing nuptials but not stating her biblical position “outside the closet.”
Read FORMER NAZNET CHAPLAIN BARBARA MOULTON STILL CLOSETS ‘GAY UNIONS’ at http://naznetdistorts.blogspot.com/2009/11/former-naznet-chaplain-barbara-moulton.html
With that confrontation, I was informed by NazNet Founder / Coordinator Dave McClung that Moulton was quite “pained” in having to be faced with her contradiction. I did not respond to McClung. Nevertheless, I did wonder how a Nazarene chaplain could be on staff for NazNet and yet hold to such a “gay-mum” stance.
Read NAZNET MODERATOR’S DAVE MCCLUNG IS LAX, INEPT, A TROUBLE-MAKER at http://naznetdistorts.blogspot.com/2009/11/naznet-moderators-dave-mcclung-is-lax.html
Since then, Moulton’s name is no longer on NazNet’s masthead though she frequently contributes to the sites’ discussions, usually on the liberal side of issues.
The Church of the Nazarene General Superintendents have been informed of this debacle, as well as informed of numerous heresies propagated by NazNet, seemingly with no significant results forthcoming.
Read NAZNET UNDERCUTS THE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE at http://naznetdistorts.blogspot.com/2009/11/naznet-undercuts-church-of-nazarene.html
It is often circulated that the General Superintendents
muffle their authority on a number of themes; consequently, I was not surprised that they had not made an imprint on NazNet for change.
Many wonder if the Church of the Nazarene is changing for the worst, moving from its original calling of proclaiming scriptural holiness worldwide. Now it has become bogged down in contentions of one sort or another.
Read CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE THREATENED BY HERETICAL NAZNET SITE at http://naznetdistorts.blogspot.com/2010/02/church-of-nazarene-threatened-by.html
The Moulton situation is exemplary of how stogy the Nazarene Kansas City headquarters headship has hidden its head in the sand. All the while, the denomination founders.
Concerning Moulton, there have been those who hoped that she would put down her silence position to come out publicly on behalf of God’s Word. The Bible states without doubt that God abhors homosexual practice, let alone “marriages” of same-gender duos.
Nevertheless, Moulton does not recant regarding her “gay-mum” lock-in, at least not via NazNet. Therefore, her cowardice remains intact to confront her at the Judgment Seat of Christ.
ANTI-HOMOSEXUAL PASSAGES IN THE BIBLE
Leviticus 18:22: "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination."
Leviticus 20:13: "If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them."
Romans 1:18-32: "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. . .For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God, or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools. . .
"Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, that their bodies might be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. . .
"For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire towards one another, men with men committed indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
"God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, malice; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice. . .without understanding. . . and, although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them."
I Corinthians 6:9: "Do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived, neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God."