Michigan Pastors Urge State Legislators to Withdraw Demands for Church Investigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 15, 2018
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Lansing, Michigan – Today, Family Research Council’s Randy Wilson joined Pastor Jeremy Schossau along with pastors and state legislators at a State Capitol news conference urging State Reps. Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) and Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Twp.) to withdraw their demands for an investigation into Pastor Schossau’s church for offering a workshop that provides biblical answers on identity and sexuality.

Randy Wilson, Family Research Council’s National Field Director for Watchman on the Wall, made the following comments:

“We’re seeing that the church is increasingly under attack.” Wilson continued, “I want to thank Pastor Jeremy Schossau for his leadership… Metro City Church is a place that is governed by the precepts and principles of God’s word and is compelled by the love of God.”

Pastor Jeremy Schossau of Metro City Church, added:

“People have always gone to their spiritual leaders for advice.” Schossau continued, “Pastors have always done this and we will continue to do this. And, we don’t need the government to tell us what we can and cannot say. And, we do not need the government to tell us what kind of advice we need to give, or a license to give that advice,” concluded Schossau.

Pastor Stephanie Wilkins of Immanuel Outreach Cathedral, added:

“Our Constitution guarantees that freedom, that we have the right to worship as we choose. This is not to oppress. This is not to offend, but some will be offended. This is a right that is guaranteed to anyone that practices their faith. And, it’s not something that was pushed on anyone. This was something where the person came to the pastor. This is something that is a tradition in our country and has been for years, where when you have a need spiritually, you go to the person that can help you spiritually.”

Click here to watch the full news conference.