John MacArthur, pastor of Grace Community Church in the San Fernando Valley in California, is telling his followers that they should browbeat and ultimately shun their adult children who are gay. But it all depends on whether they’re Christian or not.
Speaking on his YouTube channel Grace to You, MacArthur said: ‘If that adult child professes Christ, claims to be a Christian, then that becomes an issue for confrontation of the sternest and strongest kind.
‘If the person doesn’t repent and turn, you take two or three witnesses and confront again. If there’s still no repentance, you tell the church, and the church pursues. And if there’s still no repentance, then there’s a public putting out of the church of that person who professes to be a Christian.’
‘If they profess to be a Christian, you have to alienate them. You have to separate them. You can’t condone that. It’s inconsistent with Christ.’
He added, ‘So you isolate them, you don’t have a meal with them, you separate yourself from them. You turn them over to Satan as it were as scripture says.’
However if the gay child is a non-believer, parents should treat them as a non-believer.
He says parents should ‘bring the gospel compassionately, directly, confrontationally, to expose that sin, and all over sins, and call that person to salvation and repentance.’
‘In that case, you might want to spend more time confronting and showing compassion but calling for salvation,’ he added.
Because that’s what Jesus would do, amirite?