A few weeks later, her deadbeat parents handed her over to live with her older cousin who is the paster of a really small congregation.
Funny thing is, people used to speculate that he was gay years ago. Though he's married now, we hear that he doesn't even sleep in the same bed as his wife.
Actually, our niece tells us that she sleeps in the same room with the pastor's (her cousin's) wife. The pastor sleeps in different room all to himself.
My wife called her niece today wanting to give her a gift. But she couldn't give us a time where she would meet us.
She didn't want us to come to her pastor's house where she lives. She didn't want us to meet her in some public place somewhere.
It looks like we'll have to crash one of their church services to see her, apparently.
The goal of this pastor is to "de-gay" her. That was the whole purpose of her parents sending her to this church in the first place.
But my niece was perfectly fine before they came along. She seemed happy and was living out her life. She was making friends, had a girlfriend, and seemed brave about her sexuality.
Now she's in this bizarre stupor and acts very submissive. She has not friends and is cut off from the every day world.
My wife and I are making plans to confront the pastor. Not in a belligerent way, though. We just want to raise some concerns and find out why our niece is behaving in such an odd manner. Why can't our own niece tell us a time that we can meet her to give her a card with a little money in it?! That's all we wanted to do. Why is that so hard?
Why do people treat homosexuality as though it is some evil? People do more evil trying to eradicate homosexuality from people's lives as opposed to letting people simply be themselves.
I believe homosexuality threatens the modern Church because accepting it implies the Bible is wrong. To admit that homosexuality should be regarded as normal means that the Bible is wrong or God made a mistake.
Or that maybe God made people gay on purpose even though the Bible calls homosexuality an abomination. And if the Bible doesn't say this, a great number of Christians certainly think that the Bible says this.
People don't realize that if a baby boy is born and has a high level of estrogen, he can squirt breast milk out of his nipple. On occasion, single fathers have lactated in the extended absence of the mother of their new born child.
Hormones control so much of what we become. Our genes do as well.
That's just the way biology is.
And now my lesbian niece is sleeping in the same room with a heterosexual woman, trying to rid herself of homosexual desires while her so called pastor might be entertaining his own possible homosexual tenancies with his homosexual assistant pastor behind closed doors.
And they call this holiness?
No. This is madness!
Not that she is lesbian or that her pastor is gay-- that's not what makes this maddening. But the madness comes because they run and hide from who they truly are. They lie to themselves and make their lives miserable in an attempt to be something the were not meant to be-- heterosexual. Nothing is wrong with them being gay. Absolutely nothing.
My niece is wrapped up in a cult.
I hope we can rescue her before it's too late.