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The Rev. Tom Brock, the senior pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in North Minneapolis, is the winner who blamed August’s tornado during the ELCA conference’s gay clergy vote on The Gays. Yes, for real. Brock took his congregation out of ELCA because of their tolerance for homosexuality (and funding for pastor abortions), and has spent countless sermons and YouTube videos railing against you queers. But, what’s this, Brock is a member of a group therapy group for recovering homosexuals?
(Update: The original YouTube video — of Brock preaching against ELCA and the queers — was pulled in the hours after our post. Luckily, we saved a copy.)
Brock belongs to Faith in Action, the Minnesota chapter of the Catholic Church’s Courage group, which teaches gays how to avoid giving in to their gay feelings. That’s the report out of Lavender, the queer Minnesota magazine, which exposes Brock as a member of the tribe, struggling with his same-sex attractions — which proved too great on a recent trip to Slovakia. Reporter John Townsend writes about his encounter with Brock at one of these meetings (raising all sorts of questions about privacy and ethics).
Welcome, Brock, to the fold of George Alan Rekers, where closeted homophobes must travel internationally to get their rocks off.