Last week was a well-orchestrated event for Greg Johnson.

In the space of three days, Christianity Today (CT) published this PCA pastor’s gay coming-out article and his Missouri Presbytery published a committee report that affirms gay celibate pastors and exonerates the controversial LGBTQ affirming Revoice conference that Johnson’s Memorial church spearheaded.

How convenient was that?

But both the CT article and the committee report stand out for missing the obvious: Greg Johnson has actively forwarded the gay-Christian agenda in Evangelical churches and moved 2,000 year Christian church markers all while deceptively hiding his own vested interest in this cause.

More than that, Johnson deceitfully hid this identity when directly asked if he was gay in a recorded interview on the Crosspolitic show weeks before his Revoice conference. How did his session respond? The 143-page Missouri Presbytery report describes this interview thusly:

“Rev. Johnson experienced this interview as a traumatic event. During the interview, interviewees attempt to “out” TE (teaching elder) Johnson as ‘gay’. At that point, TE Johnson had not made his struggle with same sex attraction a matter of public record. His session became concerned with defending him from attack.”

Would that Greg Johnson’s session held the same zeal for the welfare of his eternal soul and all the little lambs he leads astray.

Did you know cases involving one’s reputation and sexual minority marginalization make lying and covering for lies acceptable behavior for PCA pastors? Neither did I until now.

“And he said to his disciples, Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than to cause one of these little ones to sin.” (Luke 17:2)

And here is another convenient thing: Christianity Today and Johnson left their Bibles at home while crafting his coming out article. God’s Word gets not one word in it. If one rereads the article slowly and carefully one can find, toward the end, a lone sentence indicating that Greg Johnson is not acting upon his desires for other men:

“Decades have passed, and at 46 I’m still a virgin fighting a constant battle for sexual holiness.”

Sadly, Greg Johnson’s “constant battle for sexual holiness” holds no hope for true repentance and change. His “gay-Christian” identity is life-long.

Who is the authority Johnson sites on this topic, instead of sacred writ? That would be Dr. Mike Rosebush, an “Evangelical same sex attracted man” counselor who offers free “side B phone chats” and texts to gay men who, like him, have thrown in the towel on repentance. Dr. Rosebush’s professional website reads:

“Loneliness hurts. Talking helps. And, ‘take-as-much-time-as-you-need’ chats will help even more.”

“And, rest assured, I do NOT believe in changing a person’s sexual orientation. I already tried that failed experiment; perhaps you did too. Instead, I listen. Listen long, listen well. I am eager to hear your unique story; to let you process out loud; to be there when it hurts…”

“Side B Phone Chats. Simple, Safe, So accessible.”

These offers sound creepier than Joe Biden sniffing in my hair. Imagine such a call-in site for “audultery-attracted” Christians and the double standard is palpable.

What different counsel we receive from God’s word:

“For the grace of God has appeared for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.” (Titus 2:11)

Getting back to the interview, Pastor Greg Johnson told CT he has “…lived life as a unicorn in a field of horses constantly hoping no one notices.” He confessed to using deceit to explain away his effeminate decorating choices as just part of his architectural background. This is his “instinctive strategy to obfuscate their gaydar”.

Remarkable! Pastor Greg Johnson openly confesses to engaging in deceit and on a topic as important as his own perverse sexual identity. And CT and Johnson’s Missouri Presbytery express only sympathy and support.

Are you familiar with “Coming out”? This is a rite of passage in the gay religion. These events are carefully orchestrated and the overriding rules here are those that protect the all-important feelings of the disciple. One chooses to whom and when they will tell their story, otherwise they’ve been deeply victimized.

The Christian faith has its own identity-marking sacrament: Baptism. Trinitarian Baptism, one of the sacraments Pastor Greg Johnson still administers in his PCA church. This sacrament carries with it allegiance to King Jesus and the obedience to all things whatsoever he has commanded.

To which of these opposing religions do CT, Johnson and his Missouri Presbytery swear allegiance?


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This article was contributed by Diane Gaskins. It originally appeared at For the New Christian Intellectual.
Opinions expressed in this article reflect personal views of the author only.