To remain in the spotlight of mainstream leftist media, Baptist minister uses Marxist hate speech to attack conservative Baptists in Brazil
By Julio Severo
Now Pacheco, who considers himself a Baptist, attacks two of the main leaders of Brazil’s Baptist Church of Lagoinha: Ana Paula Valadão and André Valadão.
“At this level of situation, Ana Paula and André Valadão should be held responsible. What André Valadão recommends for the gay community is ghetto, segregation, distancing. This is as cowardly as it is dishonest. What Ana Paula says about gays is a denial of people’s social life, a public accusation so stupid that it runs over science and common sense in the name of a sick and harmful fundamentalism.”
The more Pacheco, who became a mere puppet of the Marxist ideology and leftist press, attacks evangelicals, the more interviews he receives from the mainstream TV media. And to secure the spotlight, he seeks to please the left by not sparing the most radical terms against evangelicals.
Homosexuals, like all other sinners, are welcome in churches. But they cannot do what they want in that environment. They cannot kiss. They can’t use drugs there. They can’t drink there.
Church is the place where sinners, including homosexuals, should find their deliverance through Jesus Christ.
Just because homosexuals are not free to do in church what they do in a gay club or nightclub — where they drink, smoke, use drugs and prostitute themselves at will — does not mean “ghetto, segregation and distancing.” Pacheco knows that. But in order to keep the comfortable spotlight of the leftist media, he has to throw evangelicals at lions in every way possible. The price of his success is not his personal sacrifice, but he sacrificing evangelicals.
On homosexuality and AIDS, there was medical and scientific consensus at the beginning of this epidemic in the 1980s that the main victims of AIDS were homosexuals. Experts, driven more by ideology than people’s well-being, then stated that in the future AIDS would mainly affect the non-homosexual population. We are already in the future, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most important group in the U.S. government on health issues, saidin 2020:
“Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men are the population most affected by HIV in the United States. In 2017, adult and adolescent gay and bisexual men made up 70%.”
Therefore, if in the 1980s AIDS was undoubtedly a predominantly gay disease, today nothing has changed: It continues to be predominantly gay.
Even so, Pacheco said:
“Associating AIDS and homosexuality is not just out of fashion, out of context or backward, it is the perversity of those who display a futile and unimportant faith.”
If the left says that there is no law of gravity, Pacheco will repeat this lie as a parrot just to please the left. If the left orders him to handstand in front of the public, he will obey without batting an eye.
Pacheco showed that he has a terrible ability to interpret scientific data and a great capacity to be an instrument of the left’s hatred against evangelicals.
Pacheco also said:
“Believing in homosexuality as a sin, according to the way they read the Bible, is a right that the Valadão siblings have. And I emphasize that it is ‘according to the way they read the Bible,’ because the claim that homosexuality is a ‘sin’ is far from being a consensus among evangelical leaders, including scholars and theologians. This understanding is much more impregnated by socially constructed reading traditions than explicitly in the Bible. It is an interpretation and not a fact. Faith and religiosity cannot shield public figures who reinforce prejudice and homophobia.”
It is a relativistic speech. No Baptist or other evangelical should be surprised by such blatant relativism in Baptist theologian Pacheco, who with his immigrant visa in the U.S. is studying at the Union Theological Seminary, one of the oldest and left-wing theological institutions in the United States.
After studying at this American institution, Pacheco will become an exporter of the moral relativism he learned in the U.S. In fact, even before finishing his course he is already exporting.
Tardily, Brazilian evangelicals are only copying what was already happening in Brazilian society. Marta Suplicy was a honorary president of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association conference in Brazil in 1995, as I reported in my book “The Homosexual Movement,” published by the Brazilian branch of Bethany House Publishers in 1998.
She, who is a former congresswoman and senator, also introduced the first homosexual “marriage” bill in Brazil. How did she become an exporter of the gay agenda? In the 1960s and 1970s, she studied at U.S. universities and returned to Brazil filled of moral relativism. With such experience, or brainwashing, she was the host of the TV Woman show on Brazil’s TV Globo in the late 1970s and 1980s. Her show extolled moral and sexual relativism, including homosexuality.
The U.S. has good and bad things to export. I’m just sad that many Brazilians choose the worst things in the U.S.
Pacheco is just the result of the ideological learning that he, of his own free will, decided to embrace. He knew and loved the bad things the U.S. has to export. And today he is a mere exporter of these bad things.
Instead of using the Gospel against Marxism, Pacheco uses Marxism against the Gospel.
Instead of being an instrument of the Gospel, it is an instrument of Marxism.
Instead of opposing leftists and their activism, he joins them to oppose conservative evangelicals.
Instead of recognizing that there is a lot of hatred on the left, especially against conservative evangelicals, Pacheco prefers to interpret that hatred as “love.”
Instead of seeing evangelicals’ love for homosexual sinners, he prefers to abandon the view of the Gospel and use the lens of Marxism to see evangelicals in the worst possible way.
It would be much more useful if Pacheco were less cowardly and more courageous and instead of identifying himself as a “Baptist theologian” or “Baptist pastor,” he identified himself with the ideological nature he adopted: Marxist militant.
Not even far, Ana Paula Valadão’s speech is hate. Although Pacheco saw only hatred in her speech, what Ana said that infuriated the entire left, including Pacheco, was:
“A lot of people think that it [homosexuality] is normal. This is not normal. God created man and woman and we believe this way. Any other sexual option is a free choice of the human being. And any choice leads to consequences. The Bible calls any choice contrary to what God has determined to be ideal, as he created us to be, he calls sin. And sin has a consequence, which is death, including everything that is distorted has consequences naturally. Nor is God bringing a plague or judgment. AIDS is here to show that the sexual union between two men causes a disease that leads to death and contaminates women. Anyway, it’s not God’s ideal. Do you know what is safe sex, which does not transmit any disease? Safe sex is called a wedding ring.”
As sick as this may seem, Pacheco sees hatred in this Christian love speech and he sees love in the leftist hate speech. He calls good evil and evil good, as the Bible says:
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight!” (Isaiah 5:20-21 ESV)
In World War 2, there were Jews who betrayed other Jews to please the Nazis and receive some crumbs from them. Today, evangelicals who have learned absolutely nothing from the past betray their evangelical brothers to please the mainstream leftist media and receive some crumbs.
Years ago, I denounced the opening of the Baptist Church of Lagoinha to a famous leftist minister of the Presbyterian Church of Brazil. My objective was to help the Church of Lagoinha not to be contaminated with the leftist ideology, of which Pacheco became a victim, an example and an exporter.
Today, the Baptist Church of Lagoinha is the victim of a Baptist theologian who does not assume his ideological hatred, but prefers to disguise his Marxism as a different and better gospel.
Apostle Paul warned us about different gospels:
“But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.” (Galatians 1:8-9 NKJV)
Even if a black angel, with a black liberation theology, appears with a black gospel with black liberation, don’t believe it! The sad ending of this false gospel is an eternity in darkness.
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