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Bishop T.D. Jakes Believes Its Possible For The LGBT And Black Church Communities To Coexist

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Bishop T.D. Jakes thinks it is “absolutely” possible for the LGBT and black communities to coexist.

Jakes, who joined HuffPost Live on Monday, opened up to host Marc Lamont-Hill about his thoughts on the relationship between these communities.

“I think that it’s going to diverse from church to church every church has a different opinion on the issue and every gay person is different,” Jakes said.

While Jakes believes churches are allowed to practice and preach values shared by their respective leaders, he also advocates that LGBT people attend a church that aligns with their own beliefs and values. And although he admits that his individual stance on homosexuality is both “evolved and evolving,” he says all LGBT people should be treated with tolerance and respect.

“LGBT’s of different types and sorts have to find a place of worship that reflects what your views are and what you believe like anyone else,” he said. “And the church should have it’s own convictions and values.”

Jakes also reaffirmed that members of the LGBT community, like all american citizens, deserve equal protection under the law.

“Once you begin to understand that democracy, that a republic actually, is designed to be an overarching system to protect our unique nuances then we no longer look to public policy to reflect biblical ethics,” Jakes said.

Source: Huffington Post

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  1. Anonymous

    August 6, 2015 at 3:02 PM

    I agree that no one should be discriminated against and mistreated, because their choice of lifestyle. But we are to preach what the bible say sin is, and not add to it, nor take away from it. We are not to preach our opinion, our theory, nor church doctrine to be the word of God, nor to preach a racial gospel. This is a sin against God, because God said it is. Not by race, but by committing it. No human have the power nor authority to change what God proclaimed to be right or wrong. Much love!! Bishop Johnny Jones

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