Pastor receives death threats for helping teens with unwanted same sex attraction
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May 2018 – When Metro City Church in the Detroit, Michigan, area advertised a six-week, Bible-based small group to help teen girls struggling with their sexual identity, the pastor, staff, and congregation were quickly faced with threats of arson, bombing, assault, and even murder.
The church received as many as 40 voice-mail messages per minute from critics, and according to Pastor Jeremy Schossau, most were filled with vulgarity, hate, and threats.
Schossau explained that accusations of forced conversion are unfounded. “These are folks who are seeking us out … Nobody is forcing them to be here,” he explained.
Still, along with the onslaught of threats by LGBT advocates, Democrat politicians came against the church and its plans to conduct the six-week class, calling for a government investigation and a bill criminalizing counseling for unwanted same-sex attractions.
In the end, the workshop was canceled due to the tremendous backlash, including a protest planned by LGBT advocates.
In a YouTube video, Schossau pointed to the hypocrisy of the LGBT community. “We find it incredibly odd that a community that has been so vocal about tolerance,” he said, “about understanding someone else’s perspective, about freedom, about choice – a community that has been so pro-choice, is seemingly very anti-choice when it comes to sexuality.”
Hear Pastor Schossau's response at youtube.com.