Micah’s Rule and the First Amendment

In 1998, gospel star Kirk Franklin said that

“homosexuality … is a problem today in gospel music–a

major concern–and everybody knows it” (Church Boy,

pp. 49, 50). The truth of this has been demonstrated more

clearly with each passing year. The most recent example

is a trio named Micah’s Rule which recorded their first

album in 2012. The band is composed of Greg McCaw, a

homosexual; Chasity Scott, a lesbian; and Mary Anne

Hewett, a “transgender.” Their first CD is “a mix of

Southern gospel, classic country, blues and a medley of

1960s peace songs–all with a Christian message” (“Gay,

Transgender Band Breaks Barriers in Christian Music,”

Religion News Service, Feb. 15, 2013). McCaw was a

Church of God pastor for 25 years and sang bass for more

than two decades for popular Southern Gospel and CCM

musicians such as Sandi Patty, Bill Gaither, and the Gatlin

Brothers. Currently, the members of Micah’s Rule attend

St. Jude Metropolitan Community Church in Wilmington,

North Carolina. Micah’s Rule wants their music to speak

the message that “in life, it’s how you walk your road, not

listening to people who say you’re not worthy of God’s

love.” McCaw adds, “We’ve all had that experience.”


This is a deceptive smokescreen. The issue is not whether

homosexuals are loved of God, or whether Christ died for

them, or whether they can be saved. It is not whether their

sin is greater than someone else’s. The issue is repentance.

The Bible plainly teaches that Christ shed His blood and

died because God loved the whole world of sinners (John

3:16). Christ came to seek and to save every lost soul. But

the Bible just as plainly teaches that men must repent of

their sin in order to be saved (Luke 13:3-5; Acts 17:30),

and homosexuality is most definitely a sin before God. In

Romans 1:26-27 it is called “vile,” “against nature,”

“lust,” “unseemly,” and “error.” Homosexuals today must

do what homosexuals did in ancient Corinth. They must

repent of their sin before God and receive the lifechanging,

sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit in

regeneration. “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not

inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither

FORNICATORS, nor idolaters, nor ADULTERERS, nor


WITH MANKIND, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor

drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the

kingdom of God. And SUCH WERE SOME OF YOU:

but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are

justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit

of our God’ (1 Cor. 6:9-11).

Source Way of  Life Literature

Newsletter March 2013

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