Dear Reader: Please bear with me if you see one more religious blog. I am not obsessed with religion, but when it raises its ugly head against the LGBT community, I respond. By writing this pastor’s name, I hope many will see the negative and hurtful ways of a preacher. paula
Pastor Yang Tuck Young is like so many right-wing Christians, he misinterprets the Bible. Sorry, but quoting Leviticus written 3,500 years ago – doesn’t cut it. Back then, they started a fire by rubbing two flints together. Would you go to a doctor practising medicine from this age – if you did, you would find him sitting in his Bedouin tent or in a cave. Don’t ask him about cancer, heart transplants, or deaths in child birth. Don’t ask him about genetics, either.
Pastor Young has mounted his soap box to condemn a fellow Christian, Pauline Ong, who declared that she is happy to be both a Christian and lesbian. But, the judging pastor cannot accept this. He cannot even leave her to be judged by God -NO, he has to judge her.
Yang lambasts Pauline for coming forth as a gay believer, and describes gay Christians as being an oxymoron.
‘A homosexual Christian is an oxymoron. You cannot live a lifestyle that the Bible condemns and say you’re a believer in Jesus Christ at the same time,’ says Yang.
He further condemns Pauline’s story as ‘deceptive for untaught people.’
‘Her misleading testimony represents an insidious attempt to corrupt, undermine, distort and confuse the basic tenets of our Christian faith,’ Yang continues.
‘Please read your Bible and don’t misquote it. I assure you that a practicing homosexual will not see the insides of heaven if they continue down this path.’
I read these unChristian comments and responded on Gay Star News and wrote to Pauline’s church: