Preacher to the deaf comes out as an atheist
AROUND three years ago the Virtual Deaf Church came into being, the brainchild of Pastor Justin Vollmar.
Its aim was bring, in sign language, the Christian message to hearing-impaired YouTube viewers. Various topics were tackled, ranging from Is Jesus truly God? to – believe it or not – the gay movie Brokeback Mountain, which Vollmar encouraged his followers to see.
He confessed to having “felt silly” for his initial negative reaction to the movie, but then declared:
It is a very good movie. I encourage you to watch it.
This rather upset one of his viewers. Jana Bielfeldt blathered:
Remember our heart is deceived. Gay or homosexuality is sin. They struggle with their conscience know what’s right and wrong. God gave each human on earth the conscience.
The gay lifestyle is not acceptable from the bible teaching. We as Christians are responsible to love them and treat them as sinners just like everyone but they need to realize it is sin. They will not go to heaven period regardless they are nice people and can’t be help with it (sic).
Our Jana will be even less impressed with Vollmar’s latest video, because it serves as a declaration of his having ditched religion and is now a full-blown atheist.
In his “coming out” vlog Vollmar explains that he enrolled in seminary to obtain his masters degree in Theology. But his intense study of the Bible didn’t strengthen his faith. It led him away from it.
Vollmar joined the Clergy Project not too long ago, giving him the opportunity to talk to other pastors like himself who were also closeted atheists.
Not wanting to preach a gospel he no longer accepts and not wanting to lie to his viewers, he took a break from making videos for about five months (with one exception a few days ago)… only to come back over the weekend to post just one more.
The Friendly Atheist Hermant Mehta said:
No word yet on what Vollmar’s next steps will be, but he may have already taken the largest one.
Hat tip: BarrieJohn