A Methodist pastor was recently captured on video telling two young girls that a drag queen ministerial candidate is an example of being “transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
Isaac Simmons is a candidate for ordination and associate pastor Hope United Methodist Church in Bloomington, Illinois and has appeared during services dressed as his drag persona, Ms. Penny Cost.
He appears to have been invited to speak — full drag — at the Allendale UMC in St. Petersburg, Florida earlier this month where he was pointed to as an example of Romans 12:2.
Romans 12:2 ("Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind") is now a pro-drag queen Bible verse pic.twitter.com/ls2OfXJh3T
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The Bible verse reads, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Considering drag is popular in the world’s mainstream values about sexuality and identity right now, values which stand in stark opposition to God’s Word, this hardly seems a very good example of renewing one’s mind.
Simmons, who calls himself a “Dragvangelist” as Not the Bee pointed out, has captured attention not only for his drag ministry but for posting a profanity-laced video on his website in which he declared that “God is nothing” but also said if “she were,” that “she” would be in drag.
“God is nothing, but if she were, she would be yes, queen-ing her way down the runways of Paris and Montreal, strutting between that tightrope pulled taught between absurdity and opulence, balancing between too much and never enough,” he stated in the video, according to The Blaze. “Nothing, but if she were, she would be a seamstress of divine couture, weaving together string theory and self portraits to form the fiercest gowns of queer existence.”
“God is nothing but a drag queen with a microphone of biblical f***ing proportions,” the video went on.
“Out of a closet of darkness, from under a shroud of secrecy came the beauty of humanity, humanity made in the gender-bending, identity-breaking, system-shaking image of God, the imago Dei,” Issac also said. “From Adam and Steve to you and to me.”