The Wartburg Watch: Feminist and LGBTQ Change Agents

“Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them” Acts 20:30

INTRODUCTION

The Wartburg Watch is a watchman blog started in March 2009 and run by Darlene “Dee” Parsons and Wanda “Deb” Martin who write nearly all of its posts. In the description of who they are, they claim that truth is of utmost importance to them and that among their goals in starting Wartburg Watch was to expose heresy.
 
“We are two Christian women who have seriously pursued our faith. We have discovered some disturbing trends within Christendom which compelled us to start TWW. Our goal is to shine a light into the darkness, exposing hypocrisy, heresy, and arrogance while also examining trends that affect the faith in the public square.  Truth and transparency are of utmost importance to us.” (L)
 
I became aware of Wartburg Watch when Dee Parsons wrote a post that linked to an article I’d written.  Her post exposed the abuse suffered by a woman and her child at the hands of a pastor who I would describe as being a disciple of John Macarthur.  I had been researching Macarthur for quite some time and was familiar with his doctrines and with the general mind control that exists in his satellite churches. With that knowledge, I commented on that post to the effect that there was evidence Macarthur was a Mason and a Druid.  My comments were mocked and my subsequent comments were deleted.  The abused woman was allowed to tell her story, the abusive pastor was “exposed,” but any discussion of Macarthur’s influence or what I believed to be the true cause for this abuse wasn’t allowed.  I then became curious and decided to take a look into Wartburg Watch.
 
According to Deb Martin, the inspiration for The Wartburg Watch was Wade Burleson who is The Wartburg Watch’s E-Church pastor. (L)  Since Wartburg Watch is a purported Christian watch blog, one would think that its pastor would be biblically sound.  To the contrary, I found that Wade Burleson teaches more heretical doctrines than any of the abusive pastors exposed by Wartburg Watch!  For example, Wade Burleson teaches, among many other heresies, that Jesus Christ is Michael, the Archangel.
 
Dee Parsons and Deb Martin are close friends with Wade Burleson and have been guests at his home.  They say that they read his blog religiously and sometimes they copy his articles and post them at Wartburg Watch.  I wonder how they can claim to have a goal to expose heresy and to tell truth while they expose their many blog visitors to Wade Burleson’s teachings at least weekly and without warning?  Do Dee Parsons and Deb Martin also believe Jesus Christ is Michael, the Archangel?  Do they believe that God is father and mother and is feminine as their pastor, Wade Burleson, also teaches?
 
Of greater concern, I found that Dee Parsons, Deb Martin, and Wade Burleson share a strong feminist agenda to place women as elders and pastors in the church.  And they are not just advocating for women elders and pastors, but for the inclusion of homosexual leaders in the church as well.
 
On the surface, Wartburg Watch appears to be on a mission to expose church leaders who have abused their authority and to help the victims of this abuse.  However, the facts show that their real and hidden agenda is undermining God’s ordained authority structure in the church in favor of a authority structure which includes both women and homosexuals.
 
Bob Johnson 5/26/16 (intotheword2@aol.com)
 
 
DEE PARSONS
 
Dee Parsons, Wartburg Watch’s administrator, is the granddaughter of a Russian immigrant and the daughter of a Russian Orthodox father who was a 32nd degree Freemason. (L-comment section). She was also a member of the International Order of Rainbows, a Masonic organization for girls. (L-comment section) She claims to have become a Christian at 17 years of age while watching an episode of Star Trek. (L)
 
Dee Parsons’ pastor was Pete Briscoe
 
The following was taken from Dee Parsons’ recent article (4/27/16), My Former Pastor, Pete Briscoe, Smashes Stereotypes With Women Pastors and Elders:
 
“I have been wanting to write this post for a long while but I have waited until Bent Tree Bible Fellowship (BTBF) and Pete Briscoe made the decision to go forward with publicly declaring that they would have women as elders. What was even more quiet was the fact that BTBF has long had a female pastor, and from what I can tell, we can now say female pastors. None of this takes me by surprise and I am incredibly proud to say that I spent many years at this wonderful church. Better yet, I can say that my husband and I felt quite close to Pete.”
 
Dee Parsons taught a class while at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship and upon leaving the church, Pete Briscoe told her: “Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t teach.” (L)
 
Has Pete Briscoe smashed “stereotypes” in allowing female pastors and elders as Dee Parsons wrote? Or has he smashed God’s word in allowing these female pastors and elders?
 
The Briscoes
 
Stuart and Jill Briscoe are the parents of Pete Briscoe. The following was taken from Dee Parsons’ “Smashing Stereotypes” article:
 
“Jill and Stuart came to the States from England. You can read about them at their website Teaching the Truth. Pete grew up in a home with intelligent and committed parents: both dad and mom. They were both powerhouses. I will never forget the time that Pete, during a service, told a story about his mother, Jill, coming to speak at the chapel…
 
“As she rose to speak, a number of young men turned their backs on her, showing their disdain for a women teacher. Pete broke down in tears as he reviewed all the wonderful things his mother had done in her life. He could not fathom how aspiring pastors could be both so cruel to her. Through my years there, I heard story after story of the enormous influence his mother, as well as his father, had on his life.
 
“In 2010, Jill and Stuart participated in a book called How I Changed My Mind about Women in Leadership: Compelling Stories from Prominent Evangelicals. This book is helpful in understanding how some Christian leaders (and yes-Jill is a leader) came to an understanding that women in leadership can occur within faithful churches.” (L)
 
Stuart Briscoe: Globalist, Ecumenist, Feminist 
 
The Briscoes were major figures in the global ecumenical Lausanne/National Association of Evangelicals movement. Stuart Briscoe was on the Advisory Committee of the Lausanne Movement’s Mission America Coalition. (L) Billy Graham (33rd degree Mason) convened the first Lausanne Congress in 1974. (L) The purpose of The Lausanne Movement and Mission America Coalition is to transform and to unify Christians, churches, and denominations into social service within Satan’s world government. Stuart Briscoe was also a leader of TOPIC (Trainers of Pastors International Consultation) which is a member of the World Evangelical Alliance (an NGO of the United Nations). (L)
 
“In 1951, the National Association of Evangelicals revived the World Evangelical Fellowship from the ‘dying embers’ of the former World Evangelical Alliance (Evangelical Alliance of 1846) which became the NAE’s international umbrella. The Evangelical Alliance, now called the World Evangelical Alliance, was formed in 1846 in a conference held at Freemason’s Hall, United Grand Lodge of England, the mother of all Masonic lodges. (L)
 
“The World Evangelical Alliance is the shadow government to the Lausanne Movement which is the umbrella over the global ecumenical movement.” (L)
 
Biblical Discernment Ministry’s (BDM) expose of the Briscoes is also revealing. According to BDM, Stuart Briscoe was a speaker at the 50th Convention of the National Association of Evangelicals. He was Vice Chairman of the 1979 Milwaukee Billy Graham Crusade “where the Roman Catholics held a city-wide mass for the new ‘converts’ gained from the Graham crusade!” Stuart Briscoe also promoted Promise Keeper’s in his church and wrote daily devotionals for its publication.
 
“Its [PK’s] roots are Catholic and charismatic to the core. PK’s contradictory stand on homosexuality; its promotion of secular psychology; its unscriptural feminizing of men; its depiction of Jesus as a “phallic messiah” tempted to perform homosexual acts; and its ecumenical and unbiblical teachings should dissuade any true Christian from participating. Promise Keepers is proving to be one of the most ungodly and misleading movements in the annals of Christian history. Nevertheless, Stuart Briscoe is a promoter of this ecumenical, charismatic, psychologized men’s movement…” (L)
 
​Stuart Briscoe was formerly senior pastor of the 10,000-member Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin which “ordains women … and has several women among its 20 full-time pastors.” (L)
 
“Stuart Briscoe defines an ‘evangelical’ as someone who has had ‘some type of conversion experience — although that can be defined differently by different people, from a major turning point in life to a simple baptism’ (March 1995, Exclusively Yours, ‘Elmbrook Church: The Secret of Its Success,’ pp. 10-15). That’s easy-believism at best and baptismal regeneration at worst!!” (L)
 
Stuart Briscoe is a globalist and an ecumenist with a feminist agenda.
 
Jill Briscoe: Globalist, Ecumenist, Feminist
 
Jill Briscoe is also a globalist and an ecumenist with a feminist agenda. According to the BDM expose, she has served on the Board of Christianity Today.
 
“Christianity Today, Inc., which was founded in 1955 by Dr. L. Nelson Bell and his son-in-law, William Franklin “Billy” Graham, represents a nexus for the ecumenical leaders of the Lausanne movement.” (L)
 
According to BDM, she also served as the women’s prayer chairman for the 1979 Milwaukee Billy Graham Crusade and was a speaker at the 50th NAE Convention. She has also been a speaker at Women of Faith Conferences, the women’s counterpart to the men’s Promise Keepers.
 
“Women of Faith is part of the global apparatus designed to draw Christian women into the worldwide ecumenical movement.” (L)
 
According to the BDM expose:
 
“Jill Briscoe serves on the board of Christianity Today, neo-evangelicalism’s most prominent magazine, and on the board of the theologically-liberal and politically-leftist, World Relief…The Briscoe’s church in Wisconsin also has a liberal position on the role of women in ministry, e.g., ‘Elmbrook Church ordains women … and has several women among its 20 full-time pastors.’ Jill Briscoe has stated that she ‘would like to see women become willing to serve the church at any level …’ Currently, women also serve as deacons at Elmbrook Church, and in the past have been considered for positions as elders. Elmbrook’s associate pastor of women’s ministries, Laurie Katz, states that, ‘At Elmbrook women are highly regarded and are given positions of responsibility in the church … This church is stronger because of all the women who have been empowered here. … The Council of Elders does not function in an authoritarian way, they just oversee things. We don’t have to have our decisions approved by them’ (March 1995, Exclusively Yours, ‘Elmbrook Church: The Secret of Its Success,’ pp. 10-15).
 
“The 4/8/96 Christianity Today quotes Jill Briscoe thusly:
 
“‘And for eight years I preached and taught and saw people come to Christ on the streets. The hierarchy of the mission was thrilled and affirmed that gift in me… The people who have set me free to minister to men as well as to women have been men, not women. In my own church, through my husband and the elders, women have gained huge freedoms — we have ‘come a long way.’ We have women pastors on staff. We have women in every echelon of leadership, apart from the council of elders.’ (Emphasis added.)
 
“Jill Briscoe has also taught at Word of Life, Moody Bible Institute, and brought the Sunday evening message at the 3/96 National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) convention. Obviously, Jill Briscoe either has no idea of what the Bible teaches about women in ministry, or simply doesn’t care.
 
“One of the busy spots at the 55th Annual NAE Convention (1997) was the Christians for Biblical Equality exhibit. This group made available the books Women Elders Called By God and What Paul Really Said About Women. This radical group is calling for women’s ordination and rejecting the Scripture texts that forbid women serving as pastors and elders. Their statement said ‘We believe that Scripture is to be interpreted holistically and thematically. The Bible teaches that in the New Testament economy women as well as men exercise the prophetic, priestly and royal functions. Women are to be used in pastoral care, teaching, preaching and worship.’ Among those who signed this declaration are Myron S. Augsburger, Stuart Briscoe, Tony Campolo, Vernon Grounds, David Hubbard, Bill Hybels, Richard Mouw, and Ronald Sider.”
 
Dee Parsons Defends Freemasonry
 
Dee Parsons stated the following on her Wartburg Watch blog regarding Freemasonry:
 
“All ‘good’ Christians believe that Masons are a cult and some go so far as to say that Masons are involved in a secret culture that is plotting to take over the country. Whereas, most Masons today are a bunch of good old boys who mutter some secret words (mostly Bible verses) and have secret handshakes then repair to the local bar for beer and pizza.” (L)
 
“All ‘good‘ Christians believe that Masons are a cult.” This statement is mocking Christians and according to Dee Parsons, these “good” Christians even “go so far as to say that Masons are involved in a secret culture.”
 
Freemasonry is a Gnostic religion based on the Jewish Kabbalah. Its occult secrets are revealed to men as they are initiated up the ladder and into the higher degrees. These men have taken oaths/obligations to not reveal these secrets under penalty of death. The following is an oath taken during the initiation of a new “Entered Apprentice” Mason which has been taken from Duncan’s Ritual and Monitor of Freemasonry: Entered Apprentice, or First Degree, Obligation:
 
“I do hereby and hereon most solemnly and sincerely promise and swear, that I will always hail, ever conceal, and never reveal, any of the arts, parts, or points of the hidden mysteries of Ancient Free Masonry…under no less penalty than that of having my throat cut across, my tongue torn out by its roots, and my body buried in the rough sands of the sea, at low-water mark…should I ever knowingly violate this my Entered Apprentice obligation.”
 
That Freemasonry is an occult secret society is indisputable. Why would Dee Parsons have us believe otherwise?
 
Dee Parsons then scorns these “good” Christians for going so far as to believe Masons are “plotting to take over the country.” It’s no secret among many Christians that Freemasons founded this country.  Read The Masonic Foundations of the United States to learn more. Of greater concern, Freemasonry also controls Christianity in this country through Masonic controlled colleges, seminaries, denominations, and media (TV, radio, publishing).
 
Dee Parsons then goes on to dismiss these concerns and warnings from Christians with the tired old lie that Masons are just “a bunch of good old boys” who mutter mostly Bible verses!
 
Dee Parsons: “Freemasonry is a Christian Conspiracy”
 
“I was a member of the Rainbow Girls and my father was a 32nd degree Mason. You don’t get more experienced than that. And I am saying that Free Masonry is another one of those Christian conspiracies. The guys in this group do it to hang together and have a few…My dad, never one of [sic] secrets, showed me his ring and explained some of the ‘secret’ stuff. Good night! It was nothing. (L)
 
So according to Dee Parsons, the belief that Freemasonry conspires to infiltrate and subvert Christianity isn’t grounded at all in reality or in verifiable facts, but is really just the product of the delusional and “conspiratorial” Christian imagination.
 
Dee Parsons continues on: “I have to admit, my conspiracy theory radar goes up with things like Free masonry, yoga, Harry Potter, anti-Halloween, Christian Zionism, and ardent YEC, moon landing conspiracies, etc. (L)
 
What does Dee Parsons mean by saying that things like yoga, Harry Potter, and anti-Halloween make her “conspiracy theory radar” go up?  It might be helpful to look up the meaning of “conspiracy theorist.” The following definition has been taken from Urban Dictionary:
 
“A word used by shills when they are losing an argument. The shill calls their opponent a ‘conspiracy theorist’ in an attempt to discredit them by implying that they are paranoid and delusional. In point of fact, it is the shill using the term ‘conspiracy theorist’ that is engaging in an ad hominem attack that can be considered delusional, brainwashed and willfully ignorant of the FACTS.”
 
It’s Christians who have strongly warned about the spiritual dangers involved in practicing yoga (Hinduism), celebrating Halloween, and in the mainstreaming of witchcraft through Harry Potter books, movies, camps. Why would Dee Parsons seek to discredit Christians for warning of these dangers by calling them conspiracy theorists?
 
Commenting on a Wartburg Watch post, Bob J gave a link that provided evidence John Macarthur is a Freemason. In response to that comment, Dee Parsons stated the following:
 
@ Bob J:
“That is a bizarre link. It is just another screed on freemasonry and allegations that certain leaders are MasonsIt’s baloney and Christians should be careful not to fall for such conspiracy hogwash.” (L)
 
Finally, Dee Parsons stated: “OK Time for true confession. I was a Rainbow Girl and received my majority degree. That means I was a teen female version of the Masons and graduated in good standing. All we ever talked about was the rainbow being a sign that God would never again destroy the earth with water. Our secret sign and secret handshake were iterations on the rainbow. Real satan stuff, you know.” (L)
 
“Now, I [Dee Parsons] became a Christian when I was 17 and still keeping the outer door. If there was anything going on, I would have known about it.” (L)
 
One could legitimately question Dee Parsons’ conversion experience at 17 if she was still keeping up her Masonic duties at 20, the Age of Majority for Rainbows.
 
​The following comment was made by a frequent Wartburg Watch commenter, Dr. Fundystan, on Sun Feb 28, 2016 at 11:02 AM:
 
“For what it’s worth, I am of Scottish descent (on my dad’s side). I’m also a Freemason – ironically enough, I am York right, not Scottish rite! And anyone who thinks Masonry is anything more than a social club or has any tie with Druidism is just ignorant. (L-comments)
 
I would like to invite Dr. Fundystan to read and to study the following:
 
“Masons are our present Druids.” (L) “…our mode of teaching the principles of our profession [Masonry] is derived from the Druids …” (L) “Masons .. admire the Druids and some of them even claim that Masonry came from Druidism.” (L)
 
THE WARTBURG WATCH’S FEMINIST/ HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA
 
Like her former pastor, Pete Briscoe, and her E-Church pastor, Wade Burleson, Dee Parsons and Deb Martin and The Wartburg Watch have a blatant feminist agenda. To verify this, one only has to read their two recent articles:
 
 
The Wartburg Watch lists a blogroll of others who share its feminist agenda.  For example, after reading the article about Pete Briscoe smashing God’s word with women pastors and elders, Julie Anne Smith, who runs Spiritual Sounding Board blog, commented at Wartburg Watch:
 
“I found tears flowing down my cheeks as I listened to these men speak so positively, encouragingly, and excited about women in leadership. Thank you, Dee. Wow!” (L)
 
Rachel Held Evans is listed on Wartburg Watch’s blogroll.  As a keynote speaker at Justin Lee’s Gay Christian Network, Evans advocates for women and homosexual church leaders. (L)  She also opposes the defunding of Planned Parenthood. (L)
 
The Wartburg Watch also lists Sarah Pulliam Bailey’s Her.meneutics on its blogroll.  Sarah Pulliam Bailey is a religion reporter for the Washington Post and was formerly online editor for Christianity Today.  Until recently, she was the national correspondent for the very pro-homosexual Religion News Service.  (Religion News Service, along with its homosexual editor-in-chief and its wealthy LGBTQ advocacy funder, Arcus Foundation, will be discussed later in this report).  Pulliam-Bailey also advocates for the inclusion of homosexuals in the church.  One can read two of her articles here and here.
 
According to Deb Martin’s review of Pulliam Bailey’s Christianity Today’s 50 Women to Watch:
 
​”Thank you Sarah Pulliam Bailey and the CT staff for encouraging Christian women to use their God-given gifts like those featured in your wonderful article 50 Women You Should Know. I know one of them personally, and she is a tremendous inspiration to me.  May Christian women, who have been held back by the gender gurus, seek to please an audience of one, Jesus Christ.”
 
​This remark is deceitful.  Deb Martin wants to please Jesus Christ with her “God-given gifts” and it’s the “gender gurus” who are holding her back?  It’s Jesus Christ who forbids women to teach or to usurp authority over men in the church. It’s God’s word which restrains women in the church. Yet Deb Martin won’t acknowledge God’s word or His restraints and instead resorts to mocking and blaming Christian men who wish to be faithful to God’s word by referring to them as “gender gurus.”
 
Dee Parsons advocates for homosexual church leaders

Christians are concerned, and justifiably so, that if women are allowed to be church elders and pastors, then that will inevitably open the door for homosexual pastors and church elders.  Dee Parsons and Wartburg Watch have a feminist agenda.  Do they also have an agenda to allow unrepentant homosexuals in the churches?  The following quotes from Dee Parsons are alarming:
 
“I strongly believe that the Church needs to be sensitive and understanding toward those born with gender ambiguities…” (L)  So Dee Parsons believes people are born gay which she calls “gender ambiguities.”
 
I feel it is important for me to let you all know that I do not believe that being gay is a sinSaying that one is gay is no different than saying one is hetereosexual. It is what we do with those feelings that matter…I believe the church, as a whole, has not done a good job in this area, starting with me! This series is my way of attemtping [sic], in some small way, to up the level of conversation within the church.” (L)
 
It is what we do with these feelings that matter.  A heterosexual can do something with his or her feelings: He/she can get married before God.
 
I view the union between two atheists, two Buddhists and two Wiccans, the same way I view a civil union between two women. None of them should impact the way the church perceives marriage. Instead, the church should develop a clear, well-thought out and earnest perspective of the Biblical view of marriage. And then actually try to live it. Instead, we spend an inordinate amount of time defining why women should not pray out loud in church and joining in protests and then wonder why our culture does not understand and/or ignores our thoughts on this vital topic.” (L)
 
What is Dee Parsons saying here?  The church isn’t “living it,” and therefore, should have no voice?  By the way, it’s not sinful for two atheists, Buddhists, or Wiccans to marry; it is a sin for two lesbians to marry in a civil union.
 
Churches do not provide clear role models for gays. Think about your church. It has programs for families, Sunday school programs for kids, women’s Bible studies, marriage seminars, divorce recovery, etc. The church is set up to be a great role model for families. The pastor is usually married and role models his family.
 
Where is the admired celibate gay person leading a Bible study, worship service, or serving as a deacon? Sometimes I wonder if single people are really welcome in the church. Many churches would not hire a senior pastor who is single. Yet Paul himself was a single for his entire ministry.
 
“There are most likely gay kids in your church. Justin [Lee] quotes a study (p.9) by Christian Community that virtually all congregations, even the ones who were outspoken against homosexuality, had kids who self-identified as gay but they would not tell others in the church about this.
 
If the church does not have gay role models, who will these kids turn to for advice? Unless the church gets serious about this issue, our children may turn to the larger gay community, which exists outside of the church.
 
“If a gay person must be celibate for his life, how does the church support them?” (L)
 
Dee Parsons wants Christians to accept the delusion of an unchanging since birth homosexual “orientation.”  Once this notion is accepted, then the door will be open for the acceptance of the “celibate homosexual” in the churches.  The notion of a “celebate homosexual” isn’t built on God’s word or on the transforming power of the gospel, but on the commitment not to act on the self identified perverse lust in one’s heart.  Does the person tempted by another man’s wife self identify as a “celibate adulterer” because he doesn’t act on his lusts?  The Bible does not just condemn homosexual actions, but the perverseness of homosexual attraction IN the heart, the seed bed of all sin.  Is it possible that some angry feminists in the church are “lesbian oriented” without acting on it?
 
“When it comes to gay Christians, there’s one question that causes more debate than any other:
Does God bless gay relationships? Or are gay Christians called to lifelong celibacy? (L)
 
Dee Parsons expects Christians to accept the myth of the “gay Christian.”  And once the gay Christian has been accepted, the question is then posed: Can the gay Christian commit sodomy or homosexual acts with God’s blessing, or must he/she remain celibate for life?  It seems here that Dee Parsons is not only opening the door of the church to “gay celibate Christians,” but also to the possibility of even gay relationships and gay marriage in the churches.  Of course, God’s word condemns “gay relationships” in the strongest possible terms and no true Christian would ever question or debate if  “God blesses gay relationships.”
 
Dee Parsons isn’t alone in advocating for homosexual church leaders, for example, the Pacific School of Religion is advancing the homosexual agenda to transform churches and Wheaton College now provides a support group for its “Christian” homosexual students.

Dee Parsons’ Hypocrisy in Exposing Pedophiles While Promoting Homosexuals 
 
Dee Parsons is friends with Justin Lee of the Gay Christian Network and has published his articles on Wartburg Watch (L)  It’s noteworthy that Justin Lee does NOT espouse celibacy, but homosexual Christianity.
 
“Justin founded The Gay Christian Network in 2001 as a place for Christ-centered support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and those who care about them.” (L)
 
In light of her advocacy for homosexuals in church leadership, it seems the height of hypocrisy that Dee Parsons devotes so much of her blog to exposing pedophiles in “patriarchal” churches.  Does she think that homosexual church leaders will expel pedophiles?  In fact, many homosexuals prey on minors, and they seek out places where they have access to young people–such as churches. Furthermore, the homosexual community actively promotes sex with children.  Dee Parsons is outraged that Covenant Life Church did not excommunicate a pedophile, but she would open the church doors to homosexual men and lesbians, many of whom have a preference for children…
 
Studies Confirm a Strong Pedophilic Predisposition Among Homosexuals 
 

“Child molestation and pedophilia occur far more commonly among homosexuals than among heterosexuals on a per capita basis, according to a new study.
 
“Overwhelming evidence supports the belief that homosexuality is a sexual deviancy often accompanied by disorders that have dire consequences for our culture,” wrote Steve Baldwin in, ‘Child Molestation and the Homosexual Movement,’ soon to be published by the Regent University Law Review…
 
“It is difficult to convey the dark side of the homosexual culture without appearing harsh,” wrote Baldwin. ‘However, it is time to acknowledge that homosexual behavior threatens the foundation of Western civilization – the nuclear family.’
 
“Though the homosexual community and much of the media scoff at such accusations, Baldwin – who chaired the California Assembly’s Education committee, where he fought against support for the homosexual agenda in the state’s public schools – says in his report that homosexual activists’ ‘efforts to target children both for their own sexual pleasure and to enlarge the homosexual movement’ constitute an ‘unmistakable’ attack on ‘the family unit.’
 
“Baldwin’s research is substantiated in a recently completed body of work written by Dr. Judith Reisman, president of the Institute for Media Education and author of numerous authoritative books debunking sexual myths, including ‘Kinsey, Crimes & Consequences.’
 
“In her thesis – also written for the Regent University Law Review – Reisman cited psychologist Eugene Abel, whose research found that homosexuals ‘sexually molest young boys with an incidence that is occurring from five times greater than the molestation of girls. …’
 
Abel also found that non-incarcerated ‘child molesters admitted from 23.4 to 281.7 acts per offender … whose targets were males.’
 
‘The rate of homosexual versus heterosexual child sexual abuse is staggering,’ said Reisman, who was the principal investigator for an $800,000 Justice Department grant studying child pornography and violence. ‘Abel’s data of 150.2 boys abused per male homosexual offender finds no equal (yet) in heterosexual violations of 19.8 girls…’
 
Gay press promotes sex with children
 
“Baldwin says his research not only ‘confirms that homosexuals molest children at a rate vastly higher than heterosexuals,’ but it found that ‘the mainstream homosexual culture’ even ‘commonly promotes sex with children.’…
 
“‘The editorial board of the leading pedophile academic journal, Paidika, is dominated by prominent homosexual scholars such as San Francisco State University professor John DeCecco, who happens to edit the Journal of Homosexuality,’ Baldwin wrote.
 
During his research, he also found:
 
“The Journal of Homosexuality recently published a special double-issue entitled, ‘Male Intergenerational Intimacy,’ containing many articles portraying sex between men and minor boys as loving relationships. One article said parents should look upon the pedophile who loves their son ‘not as a rival or competitor, not as a theft of their property, but as a partner in the boy’s upbringing, someone to be welcomed into their home.’
 
“In 1995 the homosexual magazine ‘Guide’ said, ‘We can be proud that the gay movement has been home to the few voices who have had the courage to say out loud that children are naturally sexual’ and ‘deserve the right to sexual expression with whoever they choose. …’ The article went on to say: ‘Instead of fearing being labeled pedophiles, we must proudly proclaim that sex is good, including children’s sexuality … we must do it for the children’s sake.’
 
“Larry Kramer, the founder of ACT-UP, a noted homosexual activist group, wrote in his book, ‘Report from the Holocaust: The Making of an AIDS Activist’: ‘In those instances where children do have sex with their homosexual elders, be they teachers or anyone else, I submit that often, very often, the child desires the activity, and perhaps even solicits it.’
 
Homosexuality ‘youth-oriented’?
 
“‘Research on the homosexual lifestyle confirms it is almost exclusively a youth-oriented culture,’ Baldwin wrote. ‘Very few gays exhibit preference for older men.’
 
“‘Some admit to focus on teenage boys,’ he said, ‘some on prepubescent boys, and many cross over between categories.’
 
“A 1988 study detailed in Baldwin’s report found that most pedophiles even consider themselves to be ‘gay.’ According to the study, ‘Archives of Sexual Behavior,’ some 86 percent of pedophiles described themselves as homosexual or bisexual. Also, the study found, the number of teenage male prostitutes who identify as homosexuals has risen from 10 percent to 60 percent in the past 15 years.
 
“When asked what he thought about critics who attempt to debunk his research, Baldwin said the results speak for themselves.
 
“‘For them to say this theory is false is to call many of the homosexual movement’s leaders liars,’ he said. ‘Most of my evidence comes right from the gay community.’
 
“I managed to find enough evidence that my thesis – child molestation is an integral part of the homosexual movement – is a valid thesis,’ Baldwin told WorldNetDaily.
 
“Other experts have also found a distinct pattern between child sex abusers and the incidence of homosexuality…
 
“‘What … does the academic literature say about the relationship between homosexuality and child molestation? Quite a bit, actually,’ he wrote, quoting data compiled by the Family Research Institute: ‘Scientific studies confirm a strong pedophilic predisposition among homosexuals.'”
 
WADE BURLESON: THE WARTBURG WATCH’S INSPIRATION AND PASTOR

Wade Burleson is the pastor of Emmanuel Enid Church, a Southern Baptist church in Enid, OK.  He has spent much of his adult life associated with the Southern Baptist Convention as he once said, “I bleed Southern Baptist blood.”  Many of his ancestors have been Southern Baptists (even prominent members) and his father pastored a Southern Baptist church which had the distinction of numbering Rick Warren among its members.  In addition to or in conjunction with his church duties, he has also worked closely with several government agencies including NASA, DEA, FBI and Homeland Security.  He is also a historian having written many posts of historical interest on his Istoria Ministries blog.
 
1. Wade Burleson Inspired The Wartburg Watch
 
In her introduction to Wade Burleson, Deb Martin says that she and Dee Parsons are close friends with Wade Burleson and have been guests at his home. She also says that they have been reading his blog since the fall of 2008 (even religiously) and that he was the inspiration for The Wartburg Watch.
 
​”One of the great joys we have experienced here at TWW is the wonderful friendship we have established with Wade Burleson and his wife Rachelle. Last December Dee and I traveled to Oklahoma and visited with the Burlesons for an entire weekend. Words cannot adequately express how grateful we are for them and their wonderful Christ-centered church.
 
“We’re not sure how long Wade has been reading our posts here at TWW, but I remember when Dee and I first discovered Wade’s blog. It was in the fall of 2008, and we were becoming extremely concerned about trends we were noticing in conservative circles of Christendom…
 
“I remember sending Dee an e-mail in late 2008 with a link to one of Wade’s posts and stating: ‘I don’t know anything about Wade Burleson, but I really like what he writes!’ We read Wade’s blog religiously because he gave us hope…It should come as no surprise that Wade Burleson was the inspiration for The Wartburg Watch, although he had no idea of his tremendous impact on us until very recently.”
 
Wade Burleson was the inspiration for Wartburg Watch and gave Dee Parsons and Deb Martin hope. Hope for what? That their agenda (feminism) could prevail in the conservative circles of Christendom?
 
2. Wade Burleson is The Wartburg Watch’s E-Church pastor 
 
Continuing from Deb Martin’s introduction to Wade Burleson:
 
“We are extremely honored that Wade has graciously consented to our request to feature his sermons here at TWW for our readers’ spiritual nourishment. We have been highly impressed by his authenticity, and we are thrilled to share his messages with you on a weekly basis.
 
“Clearly, he is a man of conviction, and we greatly respect his honesty and transparency. If the SBC had listened to godly men like Wade, perhaps the denomination wouldn’t be in such a downward spiral…
 
According to Dee Parsons:
 
“‘Pastors like Wade Burleson are rare, and we are so honored to be featuring his messages at our EChurch@Wartburg beginning this weekend. We conclude with a shout out to all of you from Wade. We pray he will touch you wherever you are in your walk with Christ.’
 
“My name is Wade Burleson. Rachelle, my wife of thirty years, and I are friends of Dee and Wanda (aka Deb) at The Wartburg Watch. We are participating in the formation of EChurch@Wartburg because we have a heart for people who love Christ but have been hurt by the church.”
 
3. Wade Burleson’s Masonic / Merovingian Connections

​When I looked up information about Wade Burleson’s ancestors, I found that most, if not all, were influential and high ranking Freemasons, a fact that is conspicuously absent from his writings given that he is a historian who has written extensively about his family. And notwithstanding his Christian profession, I have found evidence that Wade Burleson teaches several heretical doctrines that are rooted in the Jewish Kabbalah (the basis for Freemasonry).

A. His Family
 
1.) The Cherrys 

Leaders of the Knights Templar

Wade Burleson’s mother is Mary Cherry. (L)  According to Wade Burleson’s history of the Cherry family, the Cherrys who invaded England became leaders of the Knights Templar who then became known as Freemasons.
 
“Tradition has it that the De Cher’ries who invaded England with William the Conqueror became leading members of the Knights Templar during the Crusades (1095 to 1291 AD)… After coming to England, the Knights Templar organization became known as the Free Masons.” (L)
 
“Cherry is Sephardic-Cherry is specifically a Spanish Jewish last name so most people with that name in their geneology [sic] someone has directly Jewish ancestry from their maternal side.” (L)
 
Knights Templars were Merovingian Jews
 
It’s been documented that the Knights Templar were Jews of the Merovingian bloodline who sought refuge in Scotland.
 
“However, previous Watch Unto Prayer reports document that the Crusaders were the Knights Templars who were Merovingian Jews…” (L)
 
“Merovingian literature establishes that the Knights Templar were Jews of the Diaspora whose consuming interest was to return to the Holy Land in order to rebuild Solomon’s Temple and reestablish the Kingdom of Israel. The Templars maintain that they directly descended from the Jews who were taken captive by the Romans at the siege of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. Compelling evidence of this claim is found in the various rituals of Royal Arch Freemasonry, which reenact the history of the Jews of the Diaspora in anticipation of their return to Palestine to rebuild the Temple of Solomon.” (L)
 
“The Merovingians became the royalty of Europe, having claimed Jewish descent from King David, King Solomon and, posturing as Christians, from Jesus Christ through Mary Magdalene!” (L)
 
The Merovingians are descendants of a satanic bloodline from which the Antichrist and False Prophet will come. (L)  Read The Merovingian Dynasty to learn much more.
 
Having ancestors who were leaders of the Knights Templar would make Wade Burleson of Merovingian Jewish descent.
 
2.) Rufus Burleson (1823-1901) 

Southern Baptist and President of Baylor
 
“Wade’s paternal ancestors, the Burlesons, also originated in England and came to the Carolinas in the early 1700’s…Wade is a cousin to Rufus Columbus Burleson (1823-1901), former President of Baylor University and Pastor of FBC Houston…” (L)
 
Rufus Burleson was the second president of Baylor University and served two terms (1851-1861), (1886-1897).  He twice served as president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas in the late 1800’s.  He was the pastor of Baptist Church in Independence, TX and preached at First Baptist Church of Houston, TX.
 
Chaplain of Waco Masonic Lodge for 30+ Years

Rufus Burleson was made a Mason in 1853. (L)  He was the chaplain of Waco Masonic Lodge #92 for more than 30 years.
 
“Bell’s year [1901] was also singular in that the Baylor legend Brother Rufus C. Burleson, Chaplain of Waco 92 for some 30+ years, attended a lodge meeting and gave a speech dedicated to Masonic duty, in which he begged for increased attendance and activity. He would die just a few months later.” (L)
 
Baptized Sam Houston: Royal Arch Mason who Established Grand Lodge of Texas

Rufus Burleson baptized Sam Houston on November 19, 1854. (L)  Sam Houston was of Scottish descent.
 
“Scotland has had long historical connections with Texas…Sam Houston (1793-1863) who gained Texas its independence by leading his troops to victory over the Mexicans at the Battle of San Jacinto, was also of Scottish ancestry originating from Houston, Renfrewshire.” (L)
 
Houston (/ˈhuːstən/ HOO-stən) is a village in the council area of Renfrewshire and the larger historic county of the same name in the west central Lowlands of Scotland. (L)
 
“Sam Houston was the son of Major Samuel Houston and Elizabeth Paxton. Houston’s paternal ancestry is often traced to his great-great grandfather Sir John Houston, who built a family estate in Scotland in the late seventeenth century.” (L)
 
Sam Houston was the 7th governor of Tennessee (1827-29); the first and third president of the Republic of Texas (1836-38, 1841-44); U.S. senator from Texas (1846-59) and the 7th governor of Texas (1859-61).
 
“He [Sam Houston] received his degrees in Cumberland Lodge No. 8, Nashville, Tennessee April 19, June 20, and July 22nd, 1817…he was a charter member of Nashville Lodge No. 37. He served as junior warden, and in 1824 attended grand lodge as a past master…He affiliated with Holland Lodge No. 36 of La. in 1837, and this became Holland Lodge No. 1 of Texas. On December 20, 1837 he presided over the meeting which established the Grand Lodge of Texas…He was undoubtedly a Royal Arch Mason, for he was knighted in Washington Commandery No. 1, Washington, D.C., February 23, 1853.” (L)
 
Descendent of the Byrd Family
 
“Rufus Burleson’s mother was a direct lineal descendent of Sir William Byrd, founder of Richmond, Virginia.” (L)  William Byrd was a member of the Royal Society and in the 1720s served as the London agent of the House of Burgesses in Virginia. (L)
 
William Byrd had two notable descendants in the 20th century who were Freemasons: naval officer, pioneering aviator and explorer Richard Evelyn Byrd and Virginia Governor and U.S. Senator Harry F. Byrd. (L)
 
Governor Harry F. Byrd “was raised in Hiram Lodge No. 21 at Winchester in Nov., 1925 and a member of the AASR (SJ) at Alexandria, Va. receiving the degrees in Oct. 1929. In 1943 he received the 33 degree. (L)
 
Richard E. Byrd “became a member of Federal Lodge No. 1, Washington, D.C. on March 19, 1921 and affiliated with Kane Lodge No. 454, New York City, Sept. 18, 1928 (see Elisha Kent Kane). He is a member of National Sojourner Chapter No. 3 at Washington. He and his pilot, Bernt Balchen q.v. dropped Masonic flags on the two poles Balchen also added his Shrine fez. In the Antarctic expedition of 1933-35, 60 of the 82 members were Freemasons and on Feb. 5, 1935 established First Antarctic Lodge No. 777 of New Zealand constitution. d. March 11, 1957.” (L)
 
3.) Edward Burleson (1798-1851)

Texas Vice President and Army General 

“Wade is a cousin…to General Edward Burleson (1798-1851), former Vice-President of the Republic of Texas.” (L)
 
Edward Burleson was born in Texas, was a general in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1837-38; member of Texas Republic Senate, 1838-39; Vice President of the Texas Republic under Sam Houston, 1841-44; candidate for President of the Texas Republic, 1844; member of Texas state senate, 1846-51; died in office 1851. (L)
 
Most Excellent Grand High Priest of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of the Republic of Texas 
 
Edward Burleson was initiated into Masonry on March 22, 1826. (L)  He was Junior Deacon of Temple Lodge No. 4 in Houston, TX (1938); Master of Austin Lodge No. 12 in Austin, TX (1842); Grand Junior Warden for the Grand Lodge (1843); Grand Marshall (1846); Grand Junior Deacon (1847); and Grand Standard Bearer in 1849.  He was at the Convention creating the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of the Republic of Texas and was Third Most Excellent Grand High Priest of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of the Republic of Texas (1844-1845) (L)
 
4.) Albert Sidney Burleson (1863-1937) 

Postmaster General of the USA

According to Wade Burleson, his distant cousin was Albert Sidney Burleson, the Postmaster General of the United States and special envoy from President Woodrow Wilson. (L)
 
Albert Sidney Burleson received a B.A. degree from Baylor University in 1881…He served as assistant city attorney of Austin from 1885 to 1890, and in 1891 he was appointed attorney of the Twenty-sixth Judicial District. Among the friends he made during this time was Edward M. House*, who later kept Burleson’s name in consideration for a position in President Woodrow Wilson’s cabinet. (L)
 
*Edward Mandell House was a Jew and an agent for the House of Rothschild.  House secretly directed U.S. affairs during the Woodrow Wilson administration. (L)
 
Texas Freemason
 
Albert S Burleson was a Freemason (L) and a “member of the Masonic bodies of Austin, Texas.” (L)
 
5.) William Leigh (1790-1873)

Baptist Leader
 
William Leigh was the grandfather of Rufus Burleson. (L)  He was born in Amelia County, Virginia, Oct. 4, 1790 and was the first postmaster of Leighton, AL (1824-1847) which was named in his honor.  He was a missionary Baptist preacher for 63 years and served as pastor and leader in the Muscle Shoals Baptist Association. (L)

Grand Master of the Alabama Masons

William Leigh was a charter member of Leighton Masonic Lodge No. 43 and served as Grand Master of the Alabama Masons (1833-1835). (L) The Masons erected a monument at his unmarked grave in 1931. (L)  He conferred a Masonic degree on future Texas governor AC Horton. (L)
 
Father of Mrs Richard Byrd Burleson
 
William Leigh’s daughter was Sarah Leigh Burleson (Mrs Richard Byrd Burleson). (L)
 
“Richard Byrd Burleson was the brother of Baylor University President Rufus C Burleson…Richard joined his brother Rufus at Baylor University in 1857 when Baylor’s board of trustees offered Richard the Chair of Natural Science. (L)
 
B. Baylor University 

R.E.B. Baylor was a Freemason
 
Wade Burleson attended Baylor University where he met his future wife. (L)  Baylor University was founded by R.E.B. Baylor who served under Edward Burleson, in 1840 at the battle of Plum Creek. (L)  R.E.B. Baylor became a Mason in 1825.
 
“He served as chaplain of the Grand Lodge of Texas Masons in 1843, 1845, and 1847. In 1853 he assisted in the organization of a lodge at Gay Hill in Washington County, his home until his death.” (L)
 
Founded and Controlled by Freemasonry

“Robert E. Baylor was one of eight Masons who petitioned for a charter for Baylor University in 1845. ‘Every president of Baylor University has been a Master Mason'” (L) and “Every President of Baylor from Rufus Burleson to Herb Reynolds has been a Baptist Mason (L)
 
“Baylor even has an intimate association with the Masons, said Roger Olson, George W. Truett Theological Seminary professor.  Every Baylor president until Robert B. Sloan was a member of the Masonic order, Olson said…
 
“For example, when a school building is first erected, the Masons are very involved with funding and building, Waden said. To make their mark, a cornerstone is laid to demonstrate Mason involvement, Waden said. At Baylor, the Masons placed a cornerstone at the Bill Daniel Student Center… (L)
 
C. Southern Baptist Convention
 
Wade Burleson said, “My forefathers, men like Rufus Burleson, have been Southern Baptists since the mid-1800’s. My grandfather was a SBC evangelist, my father has been a SBC pastor for over five decades, and I am now in my third decade of pastoring a church affiliated with the SBC.” (L)
 
“My forefather, Dr. Rufus Burleson, was President of Baylor University and twice served as President of the Baptist General Convention of Texas in the late 1800’s. I myself recently completed a second term as President of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. I bleed Southern Baptist blood.” (L)  Wade Burleson was also a former trustee of the International Mission Board of the SBC.
 
Front for Freemasonry
 
The following has been taken from Freemasonry and the Southern Baptist Convention:
 
“Lamentation is often heard concerning the apostate condition of the Southern Baptist Convention. However, there is a reasonable explanation for the broad path which the SBC is traveling, namely important statistics regarding the number of Freemasons who hold membership in the SBC, as published by Biblical Discernment Ministries:
 
‘U.S. membership [in the Masons] is claimed at about three million, with about five million   worldwide… The official magazine of Masonry in the U.S. is titled New Age. Some church denominations are also led by avowed Masons. For example, a 1991 survey by the Southern Baptist Convention Sunday School Board found that 14% of SBC pastors and 18% of SBC deacon board chairs are Masons. It is also estimated that SBC members comprise 37% of total U.S. lodge membership. (A 2000 updated SBC report found that over 1,000 SBC pastors are Masons.)’
 
“37% of 3,000,000 would have been 1,110,000 Masons who held membership in the SBC. This estimate was for 1991. How many are there today? Also, how many Masons attend SBC churches but do not hold formal memberships? And how many Masons belong to other Christian denominations? (A Freemason once informed us that the Masons encourage their members to go to church.)
 
“In 1993, the Southern Baptist Convention published a  Report on Freemasonry which noted the many fine SBC leaders who were also Freemasons as well as many points of agreement between Freemasonry and Christianity, along with some areas of disagreement between the two. The verdict of the SBC as to whether or not a Southern Baptist could also be a member of a Masonic Lodge was not based on the Scriptural prohibition of I Cor. 10:21: ‘Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.’  Instead the Southern Baptist Convention appealed to the old Masonic cliché regarding every man’s ‘liberty of conscience’:
 
‘In light of the fact that many tenets and teachings of Freemasonry are not compatible with Christianity and Southern Baptist doctrine, while others are compatible with Christianity and Southern Baptist doctrine, we therefore recommend that consistent with our denomination’s deep convictions regarding the priesthood of the believer and the autonomy of the local church, membership in a Masonic Order be a matter of personal conscience.'”
 
List of Baptist Masons  
 
Click here to read a list of some famous Baptist Masons.
 
D. Emmanuel Baptist Church, Enid OK

Its Motto
 
Wade Burleson states that the “unofficial motto” of his Emmanuel Baptist Church in Enid, Oklahoma is “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; and in all things, charity.” (L)  This motto, often attributed to Augustine of Hippo, is a formula for and a graphical expression of Masonic government.
 
According to Masonic Law, History and Miscellany: Masonic Law: A Compendium of the Fundamental Principles of Intermasonic Comity: Part II, Chapter 1:17 by James T Holly published by American Freemason Vol. 7, Oct. 1858:
 
“Hence, then, the whole theory of Masonic Government may be graphically expressed in this apposite* formula, ‘In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty, and in all things, charity.’  And in fulfilling the spirit of this motto for the future, alone rests the secret of universal harmony and Fraternal cooperation among all portions of the Masonic brotherhood throughout the world.” (L)
​*apposite means appropriate or suitable
 
Jesus Christ is the Pyramid’s Capstone

The Great Pyramid of Giza with its missing capstone is important in Freemasonry.  The following was taken from The Watchtower and The Masons, p.68:
 
“Concerning the Great Pyramid, the Freemason book  The Signs & Symbols of Primordial Man explains…’the Great Pyramid of Ghizeh was the first and still remains the greatest Masonic Temple in the world, open to all Masons who can read symbolically what was written in stone ages ago…'”
 
In the picture below, Wade Burleson is seen preaching at his church in front of 3 pyramids. Directly above the middle pyramid, which is missing its capstone, is the phrase “Jesus Is.”  This looks like Wade Burleson is conveying to his church members the deception that Jesus Christ is the missing capstone of the Great Pyramid (when the missing capstone of the Great Pyramid actually represents Lucifer.)
 
“The detached Capstone of the [Great] Pyramid represents Lucifer who, in the person of the Antichrist, will preside over Eretz Israel during the Millennium.” (L)

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