via TV One:
Last month Pastors Twanna Gause and Vanessa Brown tied the knot in a lavish New Jersey ceremony, despite Gause’s father’s disapproval.
According to the New York Post, Rev. Sam Gause Sr., a Pentecostal minister who lives in Atlanta, cited “differences in theological beliefs” as the reason he wouldn’t attend his daughter’s wedding.
“I believe that God wanted us to procreate through a natural process, and by no means am I happy about this because it is unnatural,” he said. “I look at homosexuality as a mental disorder. If I start to tell you that I am an elephant, and start to behave as an elephant, that’s my choice, I choose to become an elephant. But you would probably choose to call a mental institution.”
He went on to say, “I will talk to her at some point, I suppose, if she calls me, but I will not initiate the call,” he said. “I do have some words for her that she needs to hear. I’m not going to condemn her or judge her because I don’t have that authority, but judgment has already been established by God.”
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And despite Rev. Gause Sr.’s refusal to walk his daughter down the aisle, there was one family member there in support — her dad’s ex-wife, Twanna’s mother, Cathy Dodson.
“He has no right to judge them. I tried to get him to come here tonight but it was a losing battle. He asked me why I would even bother showing up, and I said to him, ‘All you need to remember is that Twanna is my daughter, and I love her, and I have her back no matter what she does, and that’s why I’ll be there.”
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