Bill Gaither and Marsha Stevens
by Bill Gaither | Thursday May 4, 2006
Bill Gaither Issues Statement Regarding Misrepresentation
Photo to Right: Marsha Stevens, second from left (an open lesbian who's career is singing Gospel music) with her wife, Cindy. The man to the right of Marsha is Southern Gospel Music legend, Bill Gaither. Marsha had just performed on the show at a Gaither Homecoming concert. Far right is Mark Lowry.
ALEXANDRIA, IN (Press Release) - Apparently, a visit by Marsha Stevens to a Gaither Homecoming concert in 2002 is being misrepresented and misused by her and others. Marsha Stevens is an outspoken lesbian singer-songwriter who operates an organization called Born Again Lesbian Music (BALM Ministries). Her story is a sad one.
In 1969, as the 16 year-old leader of what many consider to be the first contemporary Christian music group, Children of the Day, Marsha wrote "For Those Tears I Died," which quickly became one of the most popular songs of the so-called Jesus Movement. Featured on "Maranatha's "The Everlasting Living Jesus Music Concert" album, her song became one of the best known Christian folk songs of the decade.
Gloria and I, along with hundreds of churches around the country have sung that song for years. Unfortunately, in more recent years Marsha publicly declared herself to be lesbian and took her music and work in a very different direction from where it started.
In December 2002, we had a Gaither Homecoming concert in Phoenix, where someone told us she was in attendance and asked if she could come backstage and say hello. Mark Lowry and I greeted Marsha and her partner and someone snapped a photograph of the four of us, a picture Marsha has exploited on her Web site ever since. False reports of what transpired at the concert have also surfaced on various Web sites so we pulled the videotape of the concert and reviewed it. Here is exactly what happened.
Gloria and I were celebrating our 40th anniversary that night and we sang a number of songs that had been special to us over the years, including, "For Those Tears I Died." I mentioned, from the platform, that the woman who wrote that song "is here tonight." I then said that I love that song because someone "may have seen a grownup with a Jesus that maybe is pushing you away, that wouldn't let you in. And you were never good enough. The only Christ I know is the Christ in that song, with His arms out very wide, saying, "Come to the water, That's the only Christ I know -- come as you are."
We then continued the concert without any further mention of Marsha or this song. Any other report of this concert is simply and sadly false. I regret that this brief exchange has apparently been used to suggest some sort of endorsement of Marsha and her current life and work. Clearly I do not endorse or support either, though I believe God can, and does still use this song to minister to people. I pray for Marsha and encourage others to do the same.
“Why does the 'mainstream press' condemn the Catholic Church for allowing predatory homosexuals to destroy the lives of boys, while simultaneously condemning the Boy Scouts of America for not allowing precisely the same thing in their organization?” —SOURCE
Why does the “mainstream press” condemn the Catholic Church for allowing predatory homosexuals to destroy the lives of boys, while simultaneously condemning the Boy Scouts of America for not allowing precisely the same thing in their organization? -SOURCE
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National Association For Research And Therapy Of Homosexuality: Activism In The Schools: http://www.narth.com/menus/schools.html
Crafting Bi/Homosexual Children: http://www.regent.edu/acad/schlaw/academics/lawreview/articles/14_2Reisman.PDFChild Molestation And The Homosexual Movement: http://www.regent.edu/acad/schlaw/academics/lawreview/articles/14_2baldwin.PDF
Homosexuality Behavior & Pedophilia: http://us2000.org/cfmc/Pedophilia.pdfHow To Keep Gay Straight Alliance Clubs Out Of Your Public School: http://www.newswithviews.com/Linda/harvey1.htm Critical Analysis Of GLSEN's Same-Sex Marriage Curriculum For Teens: http://www.drthrockmorton.com/samesexcur.pdf
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Comment from webmaster of Jesus-is-Savior.com...
I do NOT condone hatred towards anyone. In fact, the Bible never directs us to hate anyone (not even the Devil). However, the Bible does teach us to hate evil (Psalm 97:10). The Word of God clearly teaches in Romans 1:26-32 that homosexuality is a horrible sin. According to 1st Corinthians 6:9-10, homosexuals will not be allowed into heaven. For that matter, no sinners will be allowed into Heaven. That's why we need Christ's righteousness to get to Heaven, which is by faith (Romans 4:5). The only hope is through the blood of Jesus Christ which washes our sins away (Colossians 1:14). I do NOT seek to be unkind to anyone, but the Word of God is not going to change (Matthew 5:18). Sodomy (the Bible's term for homosexuality) is sinful in God's eyes! If you don't like it, then get mad at God.
I realize that no homosexual wants to hear a Bible-thumper proclaiming the Word of God that homosexuality is a wicked sin... but homosexuality is a sin! To no surprise, homosexuals are now publishing their own perverted Bibles and creating perverted websites, trying to claim that God permits homosexuality. Now we even have Sodomite ministers. Society can't go much lower. The Bible foretold of these wicked people who would change the Word of God into a lie...
"Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie..." —Romans 1:24-25
Have you believed a lie? Please do not be deceived my friend... homosexuality is a wicked sin that will bring the judgment of God upon you. If you are a homosexual, I do not hate you at all. In fact, I care about you very much, which is why I made this webpage. This webpage isn't intended to make you mad or hurt your feelings (although the truth usually does step on people's toes), it is intended to open your eyes to the truth about homosexuality and to enlighten you concerning the stern Biblical warning against homosexuality.
The proper way for you to deal with homosexuality is to face it for what it is... sin. Ask God to forgive you and to help deliver you from the sin of homosexuality. I do not condemn anybody, for I am a sinner as much as anyone. The Apostle Paul called himself "the chief" of sinners (1st Timothy 1:15). Jesus DIDN'T come into the world to condemn anybody (John 3:17), and neither should we. God's Law condemns all of us (Romans 3:10-23). Jesus came to save us; not to condemn us (John 3:16-17).
I'll close with the beautiful Words of the Savior spoken to the woman accused of adultery by the hypocritical Scribes and Pharisees...
"When Jesus had lifted up Himself, and saw none but the woman, He said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more." —John 8:10-11
Salvation is free and simple... we are the SINNERS and Jesus is the SAVIOR.