Detroit Pastor’s Ordination Ceremony Criticized As ‘Sexual’ and ‘Offensive’

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“If I were Wayne T. Jackson, I would find another way to ordain bishops in the future,” the Rev. Horace Sheffield III of New Destiny Baptist Church in Detroit said this week during his radio show on WCHB-1200 AM.

The Detroit News has more:

He said his attorney is seeking a cease-and-desist order to pull the video from YouTube.

“They are using my likeness to spew hate,” said Jackson, senior pastor of the church and founder of The Impact Network, a Christian broadcasting network solely owned by African-Americans.

“This has been a main attack on homosexuals. If (the ministers) call themselves Christians, they should be leading people with love.”

The Rev. Anthony Evans, president of the Washington, D.C.-based National Black Church Initiative, said Jackson “has a right to develop any ceremony he chooses” — but the practice is unusual, offensive and seems to promote homosexuality, a taboo in the black church.

So far, the 8-minute video, which was uploaded to the video sharing site on Jan. 11, has more than 15,000 views and the feedback in the comments section are not pleasant. Check out the video for yourself and form your own opinion. When you do, let us know how you feel in our poll below the video and on NewsOne’s Facebook page.

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