We’ve been covering the saga at Andy Stanley’s Northpoint Ministries where it has come to light that Stanley is far more affirming of homosexuality than most people realized. Over the last few weeks, Stanley has been in the headlines over comments he made during a sermon that recently surfaced. In that sermon, he argued that homosexuals that “love Jesus” have more faith than most Christians.
But since then, more has surfaced and more have been brought to light. In another clip that I posted on Twitter is actually from a few years ago, you can see an open homosexual who is bragging about being baptized at one of Andy Stanley’s Northpoint Church campuses, Buckhead Church. In the clip, he speaks of how the church was very open and accepting of his lifestyle.
Worse, we’ve discovered that some Southern Baptist pastors are heavily involved in Stanley’s pro-homosexual ministry. But Stanley’s pro-homosexual ministry isn’t just a seemingly-nefarious soft-peddling and downplaying of this sin, it is an outright affirmation of not just the state of being homosexual, but fully engaging in homosexual acts and behaviors.
Stanley’s pro-homosexual ministry is guided and informed by several groups, one in particularly that is closely associated with Northpoint called Embracing the Journey. Embracing the Journey is founded and led by a licensed counselor and ordained “pastor” at Northpoint named Debbie Causey and she says in a podcast that she is also an ordained pastor at her church. Causey and her counseling ministry, Parent Connect—which is designed to train parents how to become affirming of their kids when they come out—are also closely linked with Matthew Vines’ Reformation Project, a fully affirming “gay Christianity” organization that exists for the sole purpose of furthering the cause of homosexuality in churches.
Here’s Debbie Causey explaining Stanley’s endorsement and partnership with Greg and Lynn McDonald, who run the pro-LGBTQ organization called Embracing the Journey. Greg and Lynn McDonald have an openly gay, married son who they fully endorse his homosexual lifestyle.
Hi. My name is Debbie Causey, and I am the Care Director here at North Point Ministries, and I have the pleasure of partnering with Greg and Lynn McDonald with their ministry, embracing the journey. One of the ministries I lead is called Parent Connect, and Greg and Lynn are leaders for us, and they lead groups of LGBT plus kids parents as they teach them how to love children excuse me, how to love them well, and how to find out where God has them on the journey.
In addition, they run Embracing the Journey, and we partner with them by sending many couples that cannot attend locally a Parent Connect group. And I trust them completely in what they teach these parents and how they care for these parents.
And it has become a ministry that is crucial to supporting parents of LGBTQ folks like myself. I just want to say that if you don’t know about Embracing the Journey and if you’re not familiar with Greg and lynn’s book Embracing the Journey, to pick it up right away, because it is one of the most helpful resources for parents whose kids have just come out or they’ve been out for a couple of years.
Greg and Lynn are fantastic, empathic, safe people that will lead you toward a better relationship with God, a better relationship with your child, son, or daughter. And that they will teach you also how to have purpose in this journey.
This journey can be trying, it can be a crisis in the beginning and it can be all the way to advocacy in the end. But anywhere you are along that journey, they are a support and their ministry is life-saving and life-changing.
So I just wanted to let you know that we we are big fans of Greg and Lynn and embracing the journey, and we hope that you will experience that as well. Thank you so much. bye.