Rev. Dr. Clenard H. Childress, Jr. has warned that gay equality is a sign of the end of civilization.

In an op-ed published last week at, the senior pastor of The New Calvary Baptist Church in Montclair, New Jersey chides clergy who support gay rights, labeling them “false prophets.”

“As Christians, should we suppose and can we believe that all of a sudden, God has changed his perspective on homosexuality as these false prophets would have us believe? Are we that stupid? Remember, Jesus said in the last days it would be as the days of Lot.”

“So, what was it like the days of Lot? Homosexuality was demanding and imposing itself upon the righteous to capitulate, to yield, to give way to its predominance where Lot lived.”

“Jesus said prophetically that in the last days the homosexual community will demand their lifestyle be accepted as a right in society. And now we are even seeing homosexuality bandied about as a 'civil right' that should be guaranteed under the Constitution similar to some of the rights being sought through the modern 'Civil Rights Movement.' They are not the same, but be that as it may be, the same Jesus condemned Sodom and Gomorrah for their lifestyle.”

Theologians, however, are not uniformly in agreement that the sin of Sodom was homosexuality but instead was its neglect of needy travelers.