Memorial Presbyterian Church (PCA) — that is, from the “conservative” denomination, not the completely apostate PCUSA denomination — has been drawing a lot of controversy over the last few years for its promotion of homosexuality and LGBTQ issues. The church originally made the news when it hosted the first Revoice “gay Christian” Conference in 2018.
Subsequently, the pastor of Memorial PCA, Greg Johnson came out of the closet as a homosexual and the denomination did very little to discipline the church and its leaders.
Further making the news, the pastor, appearing on the Cross Politic podcast, told listeners that he was open to holding a pedophile conference at his church and has made it clear that he and his church are all in on the “gay Christianity” movement.
So, unsurprisingly, this same church hosted a transgender LGBTQ arts festival in its chapel — which, according to the venue’s website, is fully supported by the church and its volunteers to showcase the voices and artwork of people they support and believe should be heard.
And yet, Tim Keller sees fit to promote Johnson’s book, Still Time to Care, which essentially teaches that homosexuality is an affliction that one must live with for the rest of their life. Further, it teaches that same-sex attraction is outside of the scope of the Holy Spirit’s power to change.
This should come as no surprise. In 2019, Keller teamed up with Sam Allberry and the other “gay Christian” ministry, Living Out, to create a gay-friendly church audit called How Biblically Inclusive is Your Church? which outlines 10 steps or recommendations you can use to audit your church for gay inclusiveness.
Here is a copy of that audit: