LifeWay Christian Stores Pulls Jen Hatmaker Books Over Her Support for Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

hatmaker-compressed(Washington Post) Fans of Jen Hatmaker like her because she is, in one word, relatable. The Texas author and speaker writes often about her “messy” family life, confessing in a viral 2013 post to being the “worst end-of-school year mom ever.” Her homespun approach has garnered her spots on the New York Times bestseller list and an HGTV series alongside husband Brandon and five children.

But last week, Hatmaker broke from her evangelical base, telling Religion News Service columnist Jonathan Merritt that she supports same-sex marriage and believes LGBT relationships can be holy. Such statements followed a social media post this April in which Hatmaker called for LGBT inclusion in churches.

Her recent comments prompted LifeWay Christian Stores, the large Southern Baptist bookseller that published her 2012 bestseller “7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess,” to discontinue selling her Bible studies and books.

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  • robertzaccour

    Good.

  • Amos Moses

    When are they going to pull Beth Moore’s ……………….

    • Darlene

      What’s the scoop there? I think my church used some of her material in the past, it seemed OK.

      • Amos Moses

        Christian Speaker Beth Moore Stands in the Gap for Hillary Clinton …
        breitbart
        12 Oct 2016 … Christian speaker Beth Moore is breaking away from fellow evangelical leaders, saying she can no longer stand with Donald Trump.

        • Darlene

          Ouch! Didn’t know that! Thanks for the tip though. Wonder if she’s made any statement on the “marriage” issue?

        • Grace Kim Kwon

          Trump insulted women, but Hillary endangered USA. I think the liberals want money and power at the expense of whole American people. They have no respect for human life or for the homeland. Their homeland to protect is their money and power. Americans have no real patriotism unless they are Christian because Americans are bound by the values and not by blood or traditions.

          • jackson

            You are making more foolish claims which betray your ignorance of America. You insult those, like myself, who have defended this great nation. Religion is not needed for patriotism. Read a book and educate yourself on American history. Thankfully you don’t live here as your kind of thinking is neither wsnted nor needed.

          • Amos Moses

            We pray for christians under persecution in other countries …… which christians do you think christians in other countries are praying for ……. they are praying for us ………………. how do you fail to see that …… arrogance in americanism is just idolatry ……………..

          • parquet

            Liar, the US military never would have accepted you.
            You’re just some bored old shut-in.

          • jackson

            Sorry to disappoint you but I served 8yrs in 1/159th aviation regiment on Simmons Airfield at Ft Bragg. One deployment of 7mo to the catbox. Thanks for your overt ignorance!

  • Amos Moses

    Jen Hatmaker Lands New HGTV Show Renovating Biblical Doctrine
    November 2, 2016

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    The only right thing to do!! Brave white Christians battling against the West’s slavery-by-falsehood for the sake of God’s truth and all mankind’s freedom, as usual. Truth prevails.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    “The Lord is exalted, for He dwells on high;
    He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.
    Wisdom and knowledge will be the stability of your times,
    And the strength of salvation;
    The fear of the Lord is His treasure…
    For the Lord is our Judge,
    The Lord is our Lawgiver,
    The Lord is our King;
    He will save us” (Isaiah ch.33)

    • jackson

      I do not like green eggs and ham!
      I do not like them Sam I Am!
      I will not eat them in a box!
      I will not eat them with a fox

  • Reason2012

    Adults continue to permanently turn away from homosexuality, even after decades of believing the lie they were “born that way”, proving it’s not genetic, but the product of indoctrination, confusion, mental instability and/or abuse.

    Homosexual behavior is most literally pointed out as a sin, and God has not changed on that regard. But if a person has those inclinations but does not act upon them, does not dwell in lust upon others, but is instead struggling against them to avoid them, then it’s not a sin. It’s just like sinful inclinations of any kind: it’s acting upon it when it becomes a sin.

    And this is what God says about sin and specifically the behavior of homosexuality:

    Romans 1:26-27 ”For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: (27) And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their_lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”

    1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ”Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate [men who willingly take on the part of a “woman” with another man], nor abusers of themselves with mankind [s odomites], (10) Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”

    1 Timothy 1:9-10 ”Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, (10) For_whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind [s odomites], for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;”

    Jude 1:7 ”Even as_Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”

    Luke 17:29 ”[Jesus said] But the same day that Lot went out of_Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.”

    Matthew 19:4-6 ”And he [Jesus] answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, (5) And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? (6) Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”

    Jesus made it quite clear God made us male and female so that a man will leave his father and mother (not two fathers, not three mothers and so on) and cleave onto his wife (not his husband and so on).

    The Word of God rebukes us all – even if we all try to say we don’t believe the Bible, the very Word of God will be our judge when we face Him. And God is a righteous judge and will judge us all – not turn a blind eye to our sin. Do not be deceived by the world: it’s God we will have to convince that His word was a lie, not men. What happened in Noah’s day when the entire world rejected God? Did God spare them because there were so many? No – they all perished except for Noah and his family!

    Proverbs 9:10 ”The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”

    God spared not His chosen people – we are kidding ourselves if we think He will spare the United States of America if we choose to blatantly turn away from Him.

    Jeremiah 12:17 ”But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, saith the LORD.”

    Luke 17:28-30 “So also as it was in the days of Lot: they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; (29) but the day Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from the heaven and destroyed them all. (30) Even so it shall be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.”

    Romans 1:18-32 “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold [suppress] the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

    For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

    Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

    For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

    And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, m urder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”

    The entire Bible points out men having_sex with men is an abomination. Likewise woman having_sex with women. It’s not just Paul that pointed it out.

    Genesis 19:4-13 “But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of S odom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them [men wanting to have_sex with men].

    And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing [he offers his daughters to be_raped to keep them from having_sex with another man – shows_rape is not the issue but male on male_sex]; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.

    And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door. But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door. And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

    And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place: For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.”

    These two messengers were sent to destroy that place before the event where they tried to_rape these messengers.

    Leviticus 18:22 “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”

    Leviticus 20:13 “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination …”

    Even cross-dressing is an abomination:

    Deuteronomy 22:5 “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.”

    Deuteronomy 23:17 “There shall be no_whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a s odomite of the sons of Israel.”

    1 Kings 22:46 “And the remnant of the s odomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land.”

    1 Kings 15:11-12 “And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did David his father. And he took away the s odomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.”

    2 Kings 23:7 “And he brake down the houses of the s odomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove.”

    Ezekiel 16:49-50 “Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister S odom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.”

    And the “pride” parades about homosexuality are more of the same.

    Matthew 19:4-5 “And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?”

    Not father and father. Not mother and mother. Not his husband.

    And only two people of opposite gender can become “one flesh”.

    Live forever, people – not temporarily only to be cast out for living for the things of this world.

    May God/Jesus Christ be glorified!

    • jackson

      Too funny.

    • Amos Moses

      Good post but could you give us the unabridged version ……. LOL! ….. just yanking your chain ….

    • eassa

      Reason2012, excellent.

    • Barbara Kinney

      The god of the bible is a total dumbass.

      • Max

        Made in your image.

    • Barbara Kinney

      Oh, so you can be one just don’t act like one? How about you try being a heterosexual and just don’t act like one, you holier-than-thou unreasonable, highly illogical “God Expert”. Hahaha. As if anyone with any sense goes along with garbage just because “it’s in the Bible”. Ugh.

      • Amos Moses

        So how were you born ………….

  • Amos Moses

    BTW, some of the other authors who are no longer carried on the bookshelves of Lifeway …… Osteen, Joyce Meyers, and a few others ……….

    Lifeway has pulled “The Worst Book Ever”….But we found one even worse!
    BY PULPIT & PEN · DECEMBER 30, 2014

    and sadly ………. as this article points out ….. you can probably still order it online or request it and they will still get you a copy ….. including such dreck as …..

    “The Circle Maker” By Mark Batterson
    “Heavenly Tourism” by men such as Don Piper
    “Jesus Calling” By Sarah Young
    Christian Mystics: 365 Readings and Meditations, by Matthew Fox
    The Mystic Way of Evangelism: A Contemplative Vision for Christian Outreach, by Elaine A. Heath

    “Anyone who truly believes the biblical record, it is impossible to resist the conclusion that these modern testimonies with their relentless self-focus, and the relatively scant attention they pay to the glory of God are simply untrue. They are either figments of the human imagination, dreams, hallucinations, false memories, fantasies, and in the worst cases, deliberate lies–or else they are products of demonic deception. We know this with absolute certainty because Scripture definitively says that people do not go to heaven and come back” ~ John MacArthur

  • jael2

    There’s no doubt we are living in Laodicea. Men and women alike love to have their ears tickled, and reject the Word of God. I wrote a poem a number of years ago that addresses this blight in our churches.

    Everyone Loves a Gimmick
    ( Dedicated to the Laodicean Church of America)

    Everyone loves a gimmick, the gospel will not do
    Our ears need tickled, we need a laugh, believe me it is true
    God’s Word is irrelevant in this modern day of “grace”
    It’s become “outdated” and psychology we’ve replaced
    Those messages of hell fire and damnation of the lost
    With warm and fuzzy funny tales that never count the cost
    The cross is just a “symbol” we wear around our neck
    We love the shiny silver one, but the rugged one reject
    We revel in our gimmicks, the food, the fun, and play
    Our “self-esteem” cannot accept, that there is a judgment day
    So let the fun continue, that is our hope and trust
    Our flesh needs entertaining, and the gimmicks are a must.
    ( Gimmick- n. A trick or device used for attracting notice or publicity for raising funds)

  • Barbara Kinney

    As if anyone is any “holier” than anyone else, except in the mind of the deluded. Christians are the best at being judge, jury and executioner when it comes those who were born, yes BORN, gay (rather than letting their “loving” god deal with people when the time comes), and they absolutely get an award for considering/treating others as subhuman. Remember, if you go along with anything in the Bible (Buy Bull, as I call it), then you better damn well go along with it all. And that includes not eating shellfish and stoning to death those who work on the Sabbath. Otherwise, you’re a foolish hypocrite.

    • Jenny Baguette

      Bless you. 🙂

      • Max

        Jenny et Barbara, deux merdons.
        Deux chiennes laids.

        • Jenny Baguette

          (Votre français est pitoyable, probablement tout autant que l’équipe de modération de cette page, qui censure tous propos dissidents.)

          Should I be surprised that this page cowardly mass deletes dissent? If history has taught us one thing, it is that it is quite the way of christianity and of the religious in large. 🙂

          Weak, you are.

          • Max

            La vieille putain est sénile.

    • Amos Moses

      “As if anyone is any “holier” than anyone else, except in the mind of the deluded. ”

      see …. christians know they are not “holier” than thou …… the rest of the world is self-righteous …… as are you ………… and the sad part is … you do not see it ………

  • Jenny Baguette

    Must be homophobia night in this joint.

    Oh, dear proud bigots..

    • Patriot

      Here’s a comprehensive list of all the Christians who care what you think:

      1.

      Now go play.

  • Barbara Kinney

    So-called “God Experts” make me nauseous. As if anyone can tell me what some invisible supernatural being has to say or even think. If you talk to God you’re praying (begging/thanking–to no one, actually); if God talks to you, you’re schizophrenic.

    • Max

      What an old bore.
      Don’t you have cable?

    • Amos Moses

      Gee,,, how absolutely original thinking ….. did you cut and paste that from another website …. or just steal it from a book you borrowed from a friend …….. *YAWN* …..

  • Jenny Baguette

    Homophobia night in this joint.

    (*3rd time)

  • Robert

    Born that way. the bible does say we are born sinful.Jesus tells us of a new birth in him that fights against our old sinful adam. Homosexuality is just one of the ways we can be born sinful others may have been born murder’s others to be thieves. All our sins boil down to sining against the first commandment. Sims by thought word and deed or omission are all sins against the first commandment .they are ideal we give into instead of worshiping the true God with our lives minds and all our strength

  • Amos Moses

    Lead Artist of Hillsong UNITED Finds Jen Hatmaker’s Affirmation of Gay Marriage “Refreshing”

  • Amos Moses

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