Dykes: I’m extremely upset that our state department is putting pressure on Uganda to recognize homosexual behavior. And I’m praying that Uganda will say, “We don’t want your money, America. It is blood money. It is sin money.” I hope that you will continue to stand strong on what the Bible defines as the definition of a real marriage….In America, Christians are going to put as much pressure as we can on our government not to cut the aid to Uganda over this issue. But if they do decide to do that, we’ll let our displeasure be known, but we’ll try to step in as the Church in America to try to make up sending resources over here, especially to the churches. We hope to stand alongside the believers of Uganda during this time of crisis.
We asked D. Karen Wilkerson, Board member of Project TAG (Tyler Area Gays) for her reaction:
I’m horrified by the vitriolic comments coming from the pastor of this large church in my city.
The Tyler community will gather on Thursday, December 20th at 11:30 AM at UT Tyler Theater to discuss what is going on in Uganda. Here is the Facebook event for that discussion.
Controversy is not new for Dykes who, earlier this year, used the pulpit to campaign for right wing conservative politicians.
In an interview with KYTX News in Tyler, Mr. Dykes claims that he did not know anything about the text of the bill.