3. Pastor Under Fire for Kicking Man Dressed Like Woman out of Church
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Chicago Pastor Antonio Rocquemore was under fire last month after he kicked a man dressed like a woman out of his Power House International Ministries church. Rocquemore called out the man during a Sunday night service and told him to leave and not come back until he put on men’s clothes. Rocquemore pointed at the man and firmly asked, "Can you leave my church and go put on man clothes?"
He continued, "And don't come here like that no more.”
"I hold a standard in here. Whatever you do on the outside is your business, but I will not let drag queens come in here. And if you're gonna come in here you're gonna come in here dressed like a man... If you're a man, dress like a man. If you're a woman, dress like a woman. I'm not going to allow it. My salvation is more important, and God is holding me accountable," he added. "... you will not be wearing weaves and heels and fooling people up in here."
According to Rocquemore, the man had previously been asked in private to dress according to his biological gender while at church.
After the sermon video was posted to social media, many people had harsh words for the pastor.
One person commented on the video saying, “This is the kind of bullsh*t that causes people to go home and commit suicide.”
Another said, “In a place that is supposed to be a place of change, a place of deliverance, whatever you want to call it why would you destroy someone in front of a room full of people?”
Rocquemore also received support from other believers, however.
One person wrote on Facebook, “The Pastor did nothing wrong, the man was given an appropriate chance to go home and change his clothes. He disregarded the words of God's servant. I am proud of this Pastor for sticking up to the WORD of GOD! NO DISCIPLINARY WORDS OR ACTIONS SHOULD BE TAKEN TOWARDS THIS PASTOR.”
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